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Subject: Position at University of California, San Diego

Position at University of California, San Diego

From: Marita Beiner <mbeiner>
Date: Thursday, May 24, 2007
Collections Management/Preservation Officer
The UCSD Libraries
University of California, San Diego

Application consideration begins June 30, 2007.

Preferred appointment level: Associate Librarian IV - Librarian III
with an approximate salary range of $54,744-$79,968

The Libraries of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) seek
applications from highly motivated, creative and experienced library
professional to join an enthusiastic staff in support of excellence
in a research library of a rapidly growing highly ranked university.

Responsibilities of the Position:  Reporting to the Associate
University Librarian for Collection Services, plans strategies and
policies that cover collections care for all library materials,
including print, media, and digital collections. Coordinates the
preservation, digitization, and disaster preparedness programs for
UCSD's collections, in consultation with collection managers and
Digital Library Program staff. This position is also responsible for
the Preservation Department of 3.5 FTE support staff, plus student
assistants. Preservation operations include the bindery operation
and conservation programs for circulating materials.

Planning and coordination responsibilities include:

    *   manage and maintain the physical collections in the UCSD

    *   coordinate the reformatting and digitization of the

    *   act as the Libraries' expert on preservation strategies for
        multimedia resources, working in collaboration with the
        collection curators and the Digital Library Program Manager

    *   work with collection managers and public services librarians
        to identify collections at risk and prioritize these for
        preservation and reformatting

    *   serve as a campus resource on preservation practices

    *   set preservation policy and priorities for print and digital

    *   design and execute preservation analyses of the Libraries
        and their collections

    *   manage disaster response programs including the personnel
        and education outreach needed to support them

    *   serve as a resource to the UCSD and local communities for
        disaster preparedness and response for library collections

    *   advise on the conservation treatment of special collections

    *   advise on vendors, standards, and quality control procedures
        for commercial binding, conservation, and media preservation

    *   work with counterparts in the UC System (UC Libraries
        Preservation Advisory Group, PAG) to advance the coordinated
        system-wide preservation of shared print copies.

    *   write and prepare grants to support and augment collection
        management and preservation projects

Coordinated preservation plans for the UCSD Libraries' dispersed
multimedia collections are a high local priority. Collection
management priorities will continue to evolve and this position will
play a key role in formulating strategies and appropriate action
plans as these develop.

UCSD Librarians are expected to be active professionally, to
contribute to developments in the field, and to serve on campus and
library-wide committees, task forces, and teams as appropriate.

Required Qualifications:

    *   Knowledge of current and emerging digital and traditional
        preservation technologies, standards, and practices.

    *   Knowledge of and experience with emerging audio, video, and
        multimedia file formats and metadata and preservation

    *   Demonstrated experience working with preservation
        reformatting technologies.

    *   Knowledge of current digital library technologies,
        standards, and best practices.

    *   Demonstrated ability to plan, initiate, implement, and
        manage effective programs, projects, and services.

    *   Excellent organizational skills with aptitude for complex
        analytical and detailed work.

    *   Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a
        changing environment.

    *   Ability to provide effective individual and group training.

    *   Demonstrated record of ongoing professional development.

    *   Excellent visual, oral, written, and interpersonal
        communication skills.

    *   ALA-accredited MLS, equivalent advanced degree, or
        equivalent experience.

UCSD librarians are expected to participate in library-wide and
system-wide planning and governance, and to be professionally

For a full position description, see

Application consideration begins June 30, 2007 and will continue
until the position is filled. Send application letter including a
statement of qualifications, a full resume of education and relevant
experience, and the names of at least three persons who are
knowledgeable about your qualifications for this position to
libraryjobs [at] ucsd__edu or to

    Stacey McDermaid
    Library Human Resources, UCSD
    9500 Gilman Drive Dept. 0175-H
    La Jolla, CA 92093-0175
    Confidential Fax: 858-534-8634

UCSD is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and
specifically seeks candidates who can actively contribute to an
environment of cultural and ethnic diversity.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:6
                  Distributed: Saturday, May 26, 2007
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Received on Thursday, 24 May, 2007

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