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Subject: Position at University of Maryland

Position at University of Maryland

From: Bryan L. W. Draper <draper1<-a>
Date: Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Librarian (Head of Preservation)
The University of Maryland Libraries

Non-tenured Faculty, Full-Time (12-Month Appointment)

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience;
comprehensive benefits

The University of Maryland Libraries are seeking applicants for Head
of Preservation, a library faculty position.  The successful
candidate will be responsible for a program focused on the
preservation of  the Libraries' collections in all formats, with
responsibilities for conservation, brittle materials, reformatting,
digital preservation, binding, and end processing. In addition, he
or she will assess and redesign the existing program to meet the
expanding needs of the Libraries' unique special collections in all
formats, including digital objects. First consideration will be
given to applications received by October 10, 2008.

An opportunity for a service-oriented individual to work within the
team environment of the University of Maryland (UM) Libraries in
College Park, the largest university library system in the region
and in close proximity to the nation's capital.  See


Responsibilities:  The Head of Preservation oversees an evolving
program for preservation of the Libraries' collections. Responsible
for planning, implementation, and administration of
conservation/preservation program that encompasses all aspects of
material treatments and is concerned with all media and formats
(including print, digital, microforms, manuscripts, photographs,
realia, and other non-print media). Coordinates and facilitates
department activities, facilitates organizational communications,
fosters an environment of shared responsibility, and develops and
promotes strategic plans and vision. Will assess and redesign the
Libraries' preservation program to meet the expanding needs of the
Libraries' unique special collections in all formats, including
digital objects.  Provides leadership through active participation
on teams and committees at the production group, division,
Libraries, and University level and within the profession.  Works
under the direction of the Assistant Director of the Technical
Services Division.

Qualifications and Experience:

Required: ALA-accredited Master's degree in library science or
equivalent professional degree and experience in the
conservation/preservation field. Five years of professional
experience in an academic or research library, including two years
managing preservation or conservation staff and at least one to
three years of progressive experience with digital resources.
Training and experience in conservation/preservation treatment,
practices, issues, and trends.   Demonstrated knowledge of life
cycle management of digital assets.  Excellent organizational,
management, and supervisory skills.  Strong public service
orientation.  Demonstrated ability to work effectively and
creatively with administrators, faculty, students, and library staff
in a dynamic, rapidly changing environment.  Excellent interpersonal
and oral and written communication skills.

Preferred: Demonstrated success in writing grant proposals.

Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by
the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at
appointment is based on the successful applicant's experience and
relevant credentials. For additional information, consult


Applications: Electronic applications preferred.  For full
consideration, send application with position title and number in
the subject line. Submit cover letter, resume and names/e-mail
addresses of three references by October 10, 2008. Applications
accepted until position is filled. Send to lib-hremploy<-a t->umd< . >edu Full
job description at:


EEO/AA Employer.

Bryan L.W. Draper
Collections Conservator
University of Maryland Libraries
McKeldin Library Room B0213
College Park, MD  20742
Fax: 301-314-9971

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Received on Tuesday, 9 September, 2008

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