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Position at Yale

From: Roberta Pilette <roberta.pilette>
Date: Monday, December 18, 2006
Preservation Coordination Librarian
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Librarian II-III

The University Library, which is a highly valued partner in teaching
and research at the University, has more than 12.5 million volumes
housed in the Sterling Memorial Library and 22 school and
departmental libraries. It employs a dynamic and innovative staff of
nearly 600 FTE who have the opportunity to work with the highest
caliber of faculty and students, serve on committees and participate
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 see <URL:>

The Beinecke Library, one of the world's largest buildings devoted
entirely to rare books and manuscripts, is Yale's principal
repository for literary archives, early manuscripts, and rare books.
The Beinecke collections are internationally known and heavily used
by scholars from around the world.  For further information about
the Beinecke Library, consult

Responsibility for receiving, accessioning, processing, cataloging,
and the preservation and conservation of materials in the Beinecke,
regardless of format, resides with the Technical Services
Department.  Preservation is a unit of Technical Services that also
includes Printed Acquisitions, Metadata, and the Manuscript Unit, as
well as indirectly the Rare Book Team.

Beinecke's current preservation program includes environmental
monitoring, mass deacidification, an active program of reformatting
material including microfilm, digitization, audio, and moving image
material and conservation treatment of book, paper and photographic
treatments done by units in the Library Preservation Department as
well as outside vendors.


Reporting to the Head of Technical Services at Beinecke, the
Preservation Coordination Librarian plans and manages Beinecke
Library's preservation program in consultation and coordination with
the Head of Technical Services, the Beinecke curatorial staff, Yale
University Library Preservation Department and Library-wide needs
and priorities.

    *   Develops and maintains conservation and preservation
        policies and procedures for the Beinecke Library.

    *   Works with Head of Technical Services, curators, the
        Librarian for Access Services and Collection Management, as
        well as the other unit heads in Technical Services to
        identify conservation and preservation priorities for the

    *   Designs and executes preservation assessments and surveys of
        the library and its collections.

    *   Manages the flow of materials for preservation re-formatting
        and conservation treatment.

    *   Plans, negotiates and manages conservation and preservation
        treatment by outside vendors.

    *   Supervises support staff, currently 1 FTE.

    *   Coordinates building environmental monitoring and provides
        interpretation and reports.

    *   Advises on suitability and conservation needs of in-house
        exhibitions and loans.

    *   Coordinates the Beinecke Library's emergency response
        planning.  Updates and keeps current the emergency response
        plan; monitors and maintains emergency equipment and
        supplies; trains staff in emergency response procedures.

    *   Assists in developing and keeping current the Beinecke
        Library's preservation information resources.

    *   Serve as a resource for the Beinecke on digital preservation
        initiatives in the University Library.

    *   Plans and oversees major stacks preservation maintenance
        activities in cooperation with the Librarian for Access
        Services and Collection Management.

    *   Educates staff in preservation issues.

    *   Serves as liaison with Yale University Library Preservation

    *   Trains and supervises students, library assistants, and
        other professional staff as necessary.

    *   Participates with the other unit heads in Technical Services
        in policy planning of technical services activities for the
        Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

    *   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.


    Master's degree in Library Science from an American Library
    Association accredited library school and advance certificate in
    preservation administration.  Significant work experience in
    preservation administration may replace certificate.
    Demonstrated knowledge of book and paper conservation, and the
    history of book structure.

    Demonstrated professional accomplishments and a minimum of a
    minimum of two years professional library experience are
    required for appointment at the Librarian II level, five years
    of experience and accomplishments are required for the Librarian
    III level.

    Experience in developing, designing and carrying out a wide
    variety of surveys and assessments.

    Demonstrated knowledge of current developments within the
    library, archival and preservation profession.

    Demonstrated ability to work collegially with a wide range of

    Preferred: Experience working in a special collections

    Thorough knowledge of the wide range of preservation and
    conservation issues and current trends, including digital
    preservation, at the national and international level.

    Excellent written and oral communication skills. Strong project
    management and interpersonal skills Strong analytic skills and
    problem solving abilities. Preferred: experience with paper
    and/or book conservation. Preferred: knowledge of at least one
    Western European language Preferred: supervisory experience.

    Offer of the position is contingent upon successful completion
    of a background security check.

Salary and Benefits: Rank and competitive salary will be based upon
the successful candidate's qualifications and experience. Full
benefits package including pro-rated 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. To be considered, complete
Yale's on-line application and provide a cover letter and resume
including the names of three professional references at

Questions regarding application and/or job description may be
directed via email to hrlibrary [at] yale__edu. Please be sure to include
Source Code LDTB14993.

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

                  Conservation DistList Instance 20:33
                Distributed: Tuesday, December 19, 2006
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Received on Monday, 18 December, 2006

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