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Position at Yale

From: Roberta Pilette <roberta.pilette<-a>
Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Preservation Coordination Librarian
Librarian I-III
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Yale University

This position is in the Beinecke library with dotted line to the
Preservation Dept.

Please note:  Applications received before Friday, October 3, 2008
will receive first consideration.

Under the direction of the Head of Technical Services at Beinecke
and in close collaboration with the Head and other staff of the Yale
University Library Preservation Department, the Preservation
Coordination Librarian plans and manages preservation activities
within the Beinecke Library.

Responsibilities: Develops and maintains preservation policies and
procedures for the Beinecke Library and ensures that all activities
are consistent with Library-wide preservation policies and program
objectives.  Works with Head of Technical Services, curators, the
Librarian for Access Services and Collection Management, other unit
heads in Technical Services, to identify preservation priorities for
the Beinecke.  Plans, negotiates, and manages preservation
re-formatting and conservation treatment for a wide range of
Beinecke materials through both in-house services and outside
vendors.  Designs and execute preservation assessments and surveys
of the Beinecke library and its collections in collaboration with
the Preservation Dept. as part of a larger program to survey the
university library's collections.  Supervises support staff,
currently 1 FTE.  In collaboration with the Preservation Department,
coordinates environmental monitoring activities and provides
interpretation and reports to Beinecke and the Preservation
Department.  Advises on exhibition practice, review materials, and
address conservation needs and installation requirements for both
in-house exhibitions and loans in collaboration with the
Conservation Lab.  Plans and oversees major stacks preservation
maintenance activities in collaboration with the Librarian for
Access Services and Collection Management.  Educates staff in
preservation issues.  Trains and supervises students, library
assistants, and other professional staff as necessary.  Serves as a
resource for the Beinecke on digital preservation initiatives in the
University Library.  Coordinates emergency response planning for the
Beinecke Library in collaboration with Beinecke's Head of Security
and Facilities Manager as well as the Preservation Department.
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.
Serves as liaison with Yale University Library Preservation
Department.  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.  May be required to assist with disaster
recovery situations.

Qualifications: 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 one year professional library
experience are required for appointment at the Librarian I level;
Librarian II level requires a minimum of two years professional
library experience; and appointment at Librarian III level requires
a minimum of five years professional library experience. Minimum
three years experience with preservation activities; may be
combination of professional and/or para-professional experience.
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 staff.

Preferred: Experience working in a special collections environment.
Preferred: Experience with audio-visual preservation.  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.

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. Applications consisting of
a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references should be
sent by creating an account and applying online at
<URL:>.  Please be
sure to include Source Code #5618BR.

Background Check Requirements: All external candidates for
employment will be subject to pre-employment screening. All offers
are contingent on successful completion of a background check.
Internal candidates are also subject to pre-employment screening for
this position.

One of the world's leading research libraries, Yale University
Library is a full partner in teaching, research, and learning at
Yale and is visited by scholars from around the world.  A
distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including
approximately thirteen million volumes and information in all media,
ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic
databases.  The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand
access to its physical and digital collections.  Housed in
twenty-two buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the new Bass Library,
it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of nearly six-hundred who
offer innovative and flexible services to library readers.  To learn
more about Yale University Library and its collections and services,


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


Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and
strongly encourages applications from women and members of
underrepresented minority groups.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 22:15
                Distributed: Monday, September 15, 2008
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Received on Wednesday, 10 September, 2008

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