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Position at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

From: Jennifer Hain Teper <jhain<-at->
Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Visiting Collections Care Coordinator
Preservation and Conservation Program
University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign

Visiting Academic Professional (2 year, half-time position)

Twelve-month appointment: Benefits contingent on percentage time
worked and discussed at interview

This is a 50% time, two year visiting Academic Professional position
in the University Library.  This position has the potential to be
made permanent at a later date.

This position is available as soon as possible.

Duties and Responsibilities: Reporting to the Head of Preservation
and Conservation, the Collections Care Coordinator will establish
programs and workflows in support of the care of the University
Library's massive book, journal, newspaper, and other paper-based
collections, as well as managing preventative maintenance operations
within the larger preservation program, including environmental
monitoring, integrated pest management and stack maintenance issues
related to preservation.  Specific duties include:

    Systematically survey collections and establish workflows for
    the preventative preservation of paper-based collections

    Prepare recommendations for disaster planning and recovery for
    the Preservation Unit

    Contribute expertise to the development of a broader paper-based
    preservation program with specific attention toward ensuring use
    of best practices for environmental monitoring, integrated pest
    management, and stacks maintenance

    Maintain critical working relationships with units and groups
    that are engaged in preservation, curation, and access to
    paper-based Library materials; including units such as Content
    Access Management, University Archives, Collection Management
    Services, and other appropriate campus units.

    Serve as a point person for questions related to preservation
    and damaged paper-based material that cannot be answered by
    high-level Library staff; questions will be escalated to
    Preservation Librarian as needed

    May assist in the preparation of grant proposals

    Other related duties may be assigned as the incumbent gains
    familiarity with the position and institutional environment.

Environment: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library
is a leader in the delivery of user services, and active programs in
information, instructional, access, and scholarly services help the
Library to maintain its place at the intellectual heart of the
campus.  The Library also holds one of the preeminent research
collections in the world, encompassing more than 13 million volumes
and a total of more than 23 million items.  The Library is committed
to maintaining the strongest collections and service programs
possible, and to engaging in research, development, and scholarly
practice--all of which support the University's missions of
teaching, research, and public engagement.  The Library employs
approximately 90 faculty members, and more than 300 academic
professionals, staff, and graduate assistants.

For more information, see:


The Preservation and Conservation Program at the University of
Illinois Library operates with the holistic vision of developing a
comprehensive management program for the entire library system.  The
Conservation Unit consists of both collections conservation as well
as special collections conservation.  The unit also assists in the
education, planning and development of the overall preservation
program for the Library.  For more information on the Preservation
and Conservation program, visit



Required:  Bachelor's degree; Demonstrated knowledge of book and
paper 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.

Preferred:   Master's degree in Library and Information Science
and/or Conservation, from a recognized program; Supervisory
experience; One or more years working collaboratively in an academic
library and/or archives; Demonstrated experience in dealing with the
intellectual issues involved in the use of research library
collections; Demonstrated experience with environmental monitoring,
pest management, or disaster planning in a library or museum

Salary: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and

Campus and Community: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
is a comprehensive and major public land-grant university
(Doctoral/Research University-Extensive) that is ranked among the
best in the world.  Chartered in 1867, it provides undergraduate and
graduate education in more than 150 fields of study, conducts
theoretical and applied research, and provides public service to the
state and the nation.  It employs 3,000 faculty members who serve
31,000 undergraduates and 12,000 graduate and professional students;
approximately 25% of faculty receives campus-wide recognition each
year for excellence in teaching.  More information about the campus
is available at


The University is located in the twin cities of Champaign and
Urbana, which have a combined population of 100,000 and are situated
about 140 miles south of Chicago, 120 miles west of Indianapolis,
and 170 northeast of St. Louis.  The University and its surrounding
communities offer a cultural and recreational environment ideally
suited to the work of a major research institution.  For more
information about the community, visit:




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.  Candidates
must have valid legal authorization to work in the U.S. by the start
date of the position.

Deadline:  In order to ensure full consideration, applications and
nominations must be received by June 10, 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 DistList Instance 27:1
                  Distributed: Wednesday, June 5, 2013
                        Message Id: cdl-27-1-010
Received on Wednesday, 29 May, 2013

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