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Position at Yale

From: Roberta Pilette <roberta.pilette<-a>
Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Preservation and Collection Management Librarian
Medical Library
Yale University
New Haven, CT

Rank:  Librarian 1-3

Part time, 20 hours/week

Requisition:  24375BR

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and
growth in New Haven, Connecticut.  Conveniently located between
Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of
Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art
museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art
concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art,
Drama, and Music.

Position Focus: Reporting to the Yale University Librarian for
Medical History and working with the University Library Preservation
Department, the Preservation Librarian coordinates all preservation
activities within the Historical Medical Collection and the general
collections of the Medical Library, including objects housed in the
Cushing Center. The Preservation Librarian develops and maintains
preservation policies and procedures, and prioritizes preservation
needs for the Historical Library. The Preservation Librarian also
assists the Librarian for Medical History in the management of the
Library's collections.

Implements an in-house care program for the Historical collection.
Designs and executes preservation assessments and surveys as needed,
and performs minor preservation treatments. Coordinates conservation
and preservation treatment for the materials by University Library
Preservation Department staff and by outside vendors. Educates staff
in preservation issues. Supervises student assistants.

Designs exhibitions for Medical Library and Cushing Center spaces
including rotation of 3-4 major exhibits per year. Manages exhibit
prep and loan activities. Carries out registrarial activities to
maintain the collection, incoming and outgoing loans and ensures
special care, security, and proper handling.

Assists Librarian for Medical History with digital initiatives,
including selection and assessment for materials to be digitized.
Serves as a resource for Medical Library digital projects and
determines the suitability of individual materials for chosen
digitization techniques.

Works with Physical Plant and Library Administration to maintain the
environment of the locked stacks. Coordinates building environmental
monitoring and provides interpretation and reports.

Assists in the coordination the Medical Library's emergency response
plan; monitors and maintains emergency equipment and supplies;
trains staff in emergency response procedures; responds to
emergencies as needed.

Leads and participates in outreach and instruction activities.
Provides tours, orientations and lectures for Yale School of
Medicine, Yale University and visitors to the collection. Review and
manages the Adopt a Rare book program.

Serves on Library and University committees as appropriate. Engages
in research and service to meet requirements for promotion and is
active professionally. Monitors developments and best practices
elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Yale's collections.

Required Education, Skills and Experience include:

    Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school. In
    selected instances, a post-graduate degree in a related
    discipline may be required or substituted for a master's degree
    in library science.

    Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a
    conclusion in a timely fashion.

    Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied
    groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team

    Demonstrated knowledge of a wide range of preservation and
    conservation issues and current developments within the library,
    archival and preservation profession, including born digital

    Demonstrated ability with working in a special collection
    environment, with some collection management experience.

Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a
combination of professional experience and accomplishments (see
range assigned to this description as noted in the posting position
title). Librarian ranking information can be found at:


Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Master's degree in
Library Science from an American Library Association accredited
library school, and two years preservation experience; knowledge of
at least one Western European language; supervisory experience;
strong project management and interpersonal skills.

The University and the Library: The Yale University Library, as one
of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes,
preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique
record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual
growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale
University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive
strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 12.8
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 eighteen buildings including the
Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript
Library, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse
staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and
flexible services to library readers.  For additional information on
the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at


The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library serves the Yale
Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, and the Yale-New Haven
Hospital as well as Yale College and the Yale Graduate School. The
Medical Library is a dynamic and busy place; library staff work
together as a team to provide responsive and effective information
support to the Medical Center's missions of research, education, and
patient care. Medical librarians provide individualized support
through the Library's active personal librarian program.  Electronic
resources have grown to 13,051 ejournals, 31,125 ebooks and over 90
electronic databases.   In addition, digitized collections, clinical
synthesis tools, and evidence-based practice resources bring
information to our community at the library, on campus and remotely.
For additional information, see:


Medical Historical Library: The Medical Historical Library is a
department of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library and holds one of
the largest and finest medical history collections in the world. Its
holdings include rare books, journals, pamphlets and ephemera,
manuscripts form the 12th through 20th centuries, prints and
drawings, photographs, and artifacts. After major environmental and
preservation surveys, a systematic preservation program was begun in
2005. A well-equipped preservation workroom has been set up with the
possibility of additional space for preservation activities. For
additional information, see:


Salary and Benefits: We invite you to discover the excitement,
diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University.
One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers
exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true
growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide
variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic
family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits,
extensive recreational facilities, and much more. How to apply:
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue
until the position is filled.  Applications, consisting of a cover
letter and resume should be submitted by applying online at


The STARS req. ID for this position is 24375BR

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard
to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex,
race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or
national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis
of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 27:33
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Received on Wednesday, 26 February, 2014

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