Thursday, September 18, 2008

Librarian (Head of Preservation)

Librarian (Head of Preservation) #102801Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience; comprehensive benefits.UM Libraries' Web site:

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

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 to three years of progressive 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 the following website:

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 October 10, 2008. Applications accepted until position is filled. Send to Full job description at:

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