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Position at University of Delaware

From: Alfina Seelig <alfina>
Date: Tuesday, September 5, 2006
Head, Preservation Department
University of Delaware
Deadline: October 2, 2006

The University of Delaware is actively recruiting to fill the
position of Head, Preservation Department.  The full job description
follows and is also available at


Environment: Serving 20,000 students, the University of Delaware
provides a broad range of academic programs at the undergraduate,
master, and doctoral levels. The Library makes accessible a broad
range of electronic resources, including more than 40,000 full-text
electronic journals, 240 databases, and 16,000 videos. Library
collections include 2.7 million volumes. The Library has 200 public
access workstations, 200 laptop connections, and wireless access.
The Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries,
the Center for Research Libraries, CIRLA, and PALINET. More
information about the Library is available online at
<URL:> <URL:>.

Description:  Manages the preservation program for the collections
of the University of Delaware Library comprised of the Morris
Library, the main library, 4 branch libraries, and an on-campus
storage facility. Manages an emerging, high-profile program to
digitize selected library materials.

Duties include: supervising five production operations:
Digitization; Conservation; Bindery Preparation; Shelf Preparation;
and Brittle Books (4 full-time staff members plus student
assistants); working with staff in other units to plan and implement
digitization projects related to library materials using CONTENTdm
digital collection management software; working with other library
units to establish and maintain effective workflow, quality,
standards, and procedures for identifying, evaluating, and routing
materials for preservation treatment; conducting staff training and
appropriate user education regarding preservation issues;
coordinating disaster preparedness and response; monitoring
environmental conditions; establishing and maintaining effective
relationships with service suppliers and vendors; representing the
Library in national and regional preservation forums; and working
with the Special Collections Department to coordinate outsourcing of
items for conservation treatment. Reports to the Assistant Director
for Library Collections.

Qualifications: ALA accredited MLS. Minimum 3 years professional
experience in an academic library or research environment. Strong
supervisory and oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated
ability to manage complex production operations. Ability to
establish and maintain effective working relationships with library
staff at all levels. Working knowledge of digitization practices and
procedures, of preservation techniques for library materials, and of
the practice of preservation.

Salary: Rank and salary dependent upon experience and

Benefits: Vacation of 22 working days. Liberal sick leave. Generous
flexible benefits program. TIAA-CREF or Fidelity retirement with 11%
of salary contributed by the University. Tuition remission for
dependents and course fee waiver for employee. The University of
Delaware provides a comprehensive benefits package for employees and
information about these benefits is available at

To Apply: Send or email letter of application, current resume, and
the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of
three references to

    Paul Anderson
    Assistant Director for Library Administrative Services
    University of Delaware Library
    Newark, DE 19717-5267
    pa [at] udel__edu pa [at] udel__edu

by October 2, 2006.

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which
encourages applications from Minority Group Members and Women.

Alfina V. Seelig

                  Conservation DistList Instance 20:13
                 Distributed: Friday, September 8, 2006
                       Message Id: cdl-20-13-018
Received on Tuesday, 5 September, 2006

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