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Position at Yale

From: Roberta Pilette <roberta.pilette>
Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Head, Collections Care
Librarian II/III, M&P 24/25
Preservation Department/Collections Care
Yale University

This position is to head one of the key units within the
Preservation Department.  We are looking for a candidate that in
addition to being knowledgeable in the repair of general collections
materials is an experienced supervisor.  The successful candidate
will be supervising a staff of five technicians and two binding
preparation staff.  In addition, the successful candidate will have
an opportunity to hire a senior technician.

The Yale Preservation Department is entering an exciting time.
Preservation and conservation activities are a major part of the
Library's capital campaign and we are playing an instrumental role
in the development of the digital preservation program.

I will be at AIC and be happy to talk with anyone interested in the
position or feel free to contact me via email.  Tara Kennedy will be
at ALA in New Orleans and be happy to talk with anyone interested.

The University and the library: The University Library, which is a
highly valued partner in teaching and research at the University,
has more than 12 million volumes housed in the Sterling Memorial
Library and 22 school and departmental libraries. It employs a
dynamic, diverse and innovative staff of nearly 600 FTE who have the
opportunity to work with the highest caliber of faculty and
students, participate on committees and are involved in other areas
of staff development. A full spectrum of library resources, from
rare books and manuscripts to a rapidly expanding network of
electronic resources, constitutes one of Yale's distinctive
strengths. The Library is engaged in numerous digital initiatives
designed to provide access to a full array of scholarly information.
For additional information on the Yale University Library, please
visit the Library's Web site at: <URL:>.

Collections Care: Yale University Library's Collections Care is one
of three units within the Preservation Department and is responsible
for the care and repair of all circulating collections including
reference materials. In addition, Collections Care includes
monograph commercial binding. Collections Care staff consult and
provide leadership Library-wide on conservation issues such as the
safe care and handling of circulating collections, emergency
response and recovery, and provides information to the public on
conservation practices at Yale University Library. The Head of
Collections Care serves as a member of the Preservation Management

Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Head, Preservation
Department and Chief Preservation Officer the Head of Collections
Care plans and directs the activities including the development,
implementation and/or administration of policies and procedures
governing the preservation and conservation of circulating and open
stack collections. In order to do this effectively, it is expected
that the successful candidate will work with librarians in setting
treatment priorities for circulating and open stack collections and
advise library staff on preservation principles and practices; as
well as establish selection guidelines, standards, and production
levels for Collections Care staff, including training, monitoring
workflow, sorting, and documentation. Other responsibilities of the
Head of Collections Care include maintaining equipment, tracking
statistics and inventory control as well as managing the Collections
Care budget, which includes the commercial binding budget.

The Head of Collections Care, along with other members of the
Preservation Management Team, will assist in maintaining the
emergency response plan and respond to emergencies as needed.  The
Head of Collections Care participates actively in the Library's
management, assessment, training, and development programs;
contributes to implementing the mission of the Library; serves on
Library and University committees as appropriate; and is active
professionally. The Head of Collections Care maintains professional
affiliations in appropriate organizations and keeps abreast of the
latest developments in conservation principles, techniques, and

Qualifications: Master's degree in Conservation, Materials Science,
Library Science (ALA-accredited program), or related field, and four
years conservation experience in a research library; or an
equivalent combination of education and experience. Excellent
teaching and supervisory skills with experience supervising
technical and/or professional staff as demonstrated by previous
relevant experience.   Comprehensive knowledge of the organization
and administrative policies and procedures of libraries and
archives. Advanced knowledge of chemistry and book history,
conservation principles, techniques and procedures, as relating to
library materials. Well-developed organizational, research, and
analytical skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Strong analytical and computer skills. The ability to work
independently and with others; to excel in a dynamic team

Salary and Benefits: Rank and competitive salary will be based upon
the successful candidate's qualifications and experience. Full
benefits package including 22 vacation days; 18 holiday, recess and
personal days; comprehensive health care; TIAA/CREF or Yale
retirement plan; and relocation assistance. Applications will be
accepted until the position is filled. Applications consisting of a
cover letter, resume, and the names of three references should be
mailed to:

    Diane Y. Turner
    Associate University Librarian for Human Resources,
       Staff Training and Security
    Yale University Library
    PO Box 208240
    New Haven CT 06520
    Fax: 203-432-1806

Submissions via email are also welcomed and can be sent as a Word
attachment tohrlibrary [at] yale__edu. Please be sure to include Source
Codes EAYU14918.

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Bobbie Pilette
Head, Preservation Dept
Yale University Library

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Received on Tuesday, 23 May, 2006

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