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Position at University of Maryland

From: Yvonne Carignan <carignan>
Date: Tuesday, January 3, 2006
Librarian (Audiovisual Archivist)
The University of Maryland Libraries
Non-Tenured Faculty, Full-Time (12 Month Appointment)

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

The University of Maryland Libraries serve the College Park Campus,
flagship of the 13-member University System of Maryland. As a the
largest university library in the Washington DC-Baltimore area, The
UM Libraries have important research collections, including
significant audiovisual holdings such as those in the Broadcasting
Archives, the International Piano Archives at Maryland, the
University Archives, and Special Collections in the Performing Arts.
The newly created position of Audiovisual Archivist represents an
opportunity to grow a programmatic approach to audiovisual
reformatting, access, and preservation, working within a community
of archivists, curators, nonprint specialists, and preservation

The University of Maryland Libraries is seeking qualified applicants
for the position of Audiovisual Archivist.  This position reports
primarily to the Head, Nonprint Media Services, and secondarily to
the Curator, Archives and Manuscripts Department.  The position is
within the Collection Management and Special Collections Division
but includes responsibilities and involvement with audiovisual
holdings elsewhere in the UM Libraries.  The position also has
responsibility to work with other divisions including coordinating
digital projects with the head of the Digital Collections and
Research and preservation planning and projects with the head of
Preservation.  The AV Archivist will be responsible for leadership
in planning and implementing a reformatting, access, and
preservation plan for the audiovisual holdings of the UM Libraries.
The position will also participate in the work of an audiovisual
team in Hornbake Library; and provide advice and direct support to
curators in making audiovisual holdings more readily accessible to
library users and in duplicating audiovisual materials for users.

Qualifications:  Required: ALA-accredited master's degree in library
or information science or equivalent combination of degrees and
experience, with formal training in archival theory, preservation,
and management or archival certification.  Formal classroom or
workshop training in audiovisual archival work provided by academic
library school programs and/or professional association
organizations such as SAA, ARSC and AMIA.  Minimum of two years of
relevant archival experience with media collections in an academic,
research, or special library.  Demonstrated experience with
preservation and reformatting of audiovisual materials, particularly
with film and video collections.  Professional familiarity with
current trends in archival preservation as it relates to audiovisual
holdings.  Familiarity with issues surrounding the creation and
management of digital objects in sound and visual formats.  Ability
to manage a broad variety of tasks in response to varying time
pressures with shifting priorities and changing constraints. Ability
to maintain a systematic perspective; to actively participate in a
team-based organization.  Ability to take direction as well as
provide direction and motivation to staff, student assistants, and
volunteers.  Evidence of strong service orientation; an ability to
anticipate audiovisual access, reformatting, and preservation needs
and seek ways of providing satisfactory solutions.  Ability to
interact effectively with a broad variety of staff within and
outside Hornbake Library.  Excellent interpersonal skills; ability
to communicate clearly, knowledgeably, and personably, both orally
and in writing, with all persons potentially affected by the scope
of the work.  Preferred: Evidence of formal technical training in
preservation and reformatting of audiovisual materials.  Track
record of successful grant applications highly desired.

Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty ranks.  Appointment rank
is based on the successful applicant's experience and relevant
credentials.  For additional information, consult

Applications: For full consideration, submit cover letter, resume,
and names/addresses of three references by February 3, 2006.
Applications accepted until position is filled.  Send to

    Ray Foster
    McKeldin Library
    University of Maryland
    College Park MD 20742-7011.
    gfernan1 [at] umd__edu
    Fax: 301-314-9960.

The University of Maryland is an EEO/AA employer.

Yvonne Carignan
Head of Preservation
McKeldin Library
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Fax: 301-314-9971

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:31
                  Distributed: Friday, January 6, 2006
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Received on Tuesday, 3 January, 2006

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