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Subject: Position at University of Maryland

Position at University of Maryland

From: Bryan L. W. Draper <draper1<-at->
Date: Friday, March 13, 2009
Head of Preservation
University of Maryland Libraries

Librarian (Head of Preservation) #102801
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, binding and end processing, and
digital preservation.  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.  The vacancy announcement is attached. We encourage
you to share this information with colleagues or others who may be
interested. First consideration will be given to applications
received by March 31, 2009.

This vacancy announcement was previously posted in September 2008,
but, shortly thereafter, a hiring freeze was imposed by the
University System of Maryland for all state-supported positions.  In
February 2009, approval for an exception was granted for recruitment
and hiring of the Head of Preservation.

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.  Visit


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 department, division, Libraries, and
University level and within the profession.  Works under the
direction of the Assistant Director of the Technical Services

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 year and preferably as many as three years of relevant
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 March 31, 2009.

Resumes will be reviewed as they are received and interviews will be
in April.  Applications accepted until position is filled. Send to

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

                  Conservation DistList Instance 22:53
                  Distributed: Tuesday, March 17, 2009
                       Message Id: cdl-22-53-009
Received on Friday, 13 March, 2009

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