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Subject: Position at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Position at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

From: John Howard Carter <hcarter<-at->
Date: Thursday, November 7, 2013
Lecturer (Preservation Librarian)
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Library Affairs

Appointment: Lecturer, Full-time, 12 month, term, Non-Tenure-Track

Available: January 1, 2014

Environment: Library Affairs provides comprehensive library services
to the Southern Illinois University Carbondale population of 18,500
students in beautiful Southern Illinois. Morris Library, the primary
facility, was completely renovated and reopened in 2009. The
building currently features over 200 computers, laptops to borrow,
14 study rooms, and two computer classrooms. Two additional floors
that will feature highly flexible, technology-rich, collaborative
spaces are under construction and will open in 2014. The building
houses nearly three million volumes, three and a half million
microforms, and 43,000 currently-received periodicals and serials,
as well as strong collections of online databases, maps, films,
DVDs, and sound recordings. Morris Library is a selective U.S.
Federal Depository Library and an Illinois State Depository Library.
As the center for academic support services on campus, Morris
Library hosts SalukiTech (technology and computer support), the
University Honors Program, the Writing Center, Learning Support
Services, Testing Lab, Math Lab, and Center for Teaching Excellence.
Morris Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries,
Coalition for Networked Information, Consortium of Academic and
Research Libraries in Illinois, Scholarly Publishing and Academic
Resources Coalition, and Greater Western Library Alliance.
Librarians at SIU Carbondale are faculty and are covered by
collective bargaining.

Responsibilities: Under the general direction of the Associate Dean
for Support Services and responsive to input from the Dean of
Library Affairs, the Preservation Librarian is responsible for the
administration of the Library Affairs' preservation program. The
Preservation Librarian's responsibilities include: Collaborates with
librarians and staff in Information Services, Special Collections
Research Center, Cataloging, and Acquisitions on the planning,
development, implementation, maintenance, and management of
comprehensive physical and digital preservation and conservation
programs for general and special collections in all formats.
Develops preservation policies and practices for the Library,
including standards for care and handling of collections. Works
closely with representatives from all areas of the Library to
determine preservation needs and priorities and to coordinate
projects. Evaluates library collections for preservation and
reformatting. Studies and recommends appropriate applications of
digital technologies for preservation. Collaborates with information
resources' staff in processing materials for the collections.
Monitors environmental conditions in all library facilities, makes
recommendations for improving conditions, and coordinates remedial
actions, when necessary. Oversees the Conservation Lab. Establishes
short- and long-term goals for the unit. Supervises Civil Service
staff and student assistants. Maintains the Library's disaster plan
and coordinates emergency response strategies for the Library.
Participates in the Library's scholarly communication initiatives,
including the population of the Institutional Repository, OpenSIUC.
Serves as subject specialist and liaison to an academic department
in an area of expertise. Develops in-house educational and training
programs in preservation and emergency response. Develops and/or
teaches credit and/or non-credit courses in preservation and related
areas. Serves on appropriate Library committees and represents the
Library on matters concerning cooperative preservation programs.
Responds to inquiries from the Library, University, and southern
Illinois community on preservation and conservation issues. Works on
special projects and other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

    American Library Association (ALA) accredited Master's degree
    (or equivalent).

    Specialized training in preservation.

    Professional experience, including archival activities, in an
    academic/research library, museum, or archival center.

    Demonstrated supervisory experience, including the ability to
    plan, organize, and coordinate workflows.

    Ability to work effectively with a culturally-diverse

    Demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following:

        Book and paper preservation and conservation;

        Preservation of non-print materials, including audio, image,
        and video through electronic formatting;

        Reformatting of print and manuscript materials into digital
        form; or

        Preservation of electronic materials, including born-digital
        and reformatted to digital forms.

        Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication

    Excellent organizational and management skills with a strong
    customer service orientation.

    Teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

    Additional advanced degree in a relevant field.

    Certification or training with emphasis on preservation methods.

    Knowledge of preservation of 3-D objects.

Salary:  Competitive, $40,000-$52,000

Deadline for Application: November 25, 2013 or until filled

Application: Submit a letter of application stating qualifications
and background for this position, a resume, and names, addresses,
telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional
references. References may be contacted by Morris Library and asked
to comment on your experience and qualifications for this position.
All materials should be addressed to:

    Teri Stobbs Ricci
    Personnel Coordinator
    Library Affairs
    Mail Code 6632
    Southern Illinois University Carbondale
    605 Agriculture Drive
    Carbondale, IL 62901

SIU Carbondale is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer
that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and
staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student
population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will
receive consideration.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 27:21
                 Distributed: Friday, November 8, 2013
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Received on Thursday, 7 November, 2013

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