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Subject: Position at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Position at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

From: Jennifer Hain Teper <jhain<-at->
Date: Thursday, January 24, 2013
Project Manager
Preservation and Conservation Program
Visiting Academic Professional (2 year grant position)
University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign

This position is available as soon as possible.

The University of Illinois is hiring a 2-year grant funded
preservation assessment project manager.

Duties and Responsibilities: Reporting to the Head of Preservation
and Conservation, the Project Manager will develop and oversee the
testing of an IMLS grant funded self-assessment program (the
Preservation Self-Assessment Program - PSAP) focusing on book,
paper, and photographic materials and incorporating previous
assessment materials already developed for audiovisual content (the


The two-year project will involve extensive research into current
preservation issues including identification, storage, housing and
potential treatment options, as well as the development of a
computer-based self-assessment program, and the testing of that
program to aid in the development of preservation priorities of
those materials.  The Project Coordinator will directly oversee two
part-time staff positions who will assist with research, testing,
and coding.

The Project Manager is responsible for:

    Researching and developing the assessment structure for leading
    non-specialists through the preservation evaluation of book,
    paper, and photographic materials

    Developing functional specifications and interface designs for
    the application in consultation with the programming staff

    Developing and maintaining the project Web site

    Initiating, guiding, and summarizing discussions among the
    project partners to achieve consensus on goals and objectives

    Organizing partners' meetings

    Writing regular project reports for the funding agency

    Writing news and magazine articles as required for the project,
    and working with the appropriate campus and University Library
    units to publicize the project and its goals

    Conducting, with the PI and co-PI's, outcome-based evaluative
    research and producing reports and publications that inform the
    funding agency and the various professional communities
    represented by the project

    Collaborating with Library and other University of Illinois
    faculty, development staff, and others to identify ways in which
    the project can benefit or partner with current campus programs
    and outreach activities


Required:  Bachelor's degree; Demonstrated knowledge of archival,
book, paper, and photographic preservation and/or conservation
principles and practices as evidenced by coursework or work
experience; Prior professional or pre-professional experience in a
library or archives environment; See <URL:>
for preferred.

Salary will be commensurate with candidate's experience and
qualifications, but the upper limit is fixed by the terms of our

To Apply: To ensure full consideration, please complete your
candidate profile at


and upload a letter of interest, resume, and contact information
including email addresses for three professional references.
Applications not submitted through this website will not be
considered.  For questions, please call: 217-333-8169.

Deadline:  In order to ensure full consideration, applications and
nominations must be received by February 19, 2013

Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and
welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and
ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.


Jennifer Hain Teper
Head, Preservation and Conservation Units
University of Illinois Libraries
(Conservation Office)
809 S. Oak Street, 2nd Floor
Champaign, IL 61820
(Preservation Office)
1408 West Gregory Drive, Room 450Q
Urbana, IL 61801

                  Conservation DistList Instance 26:35
                 Distributed: Tuesday, January 29, 2013
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Received on Thursday, 24 January, 2013

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