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[BKARTS] job openings at Yale University



Below are two preservation positions:  Preservation Coordinator in the Yale
Medical Library and Head of Collections Care for the Yale Libraries in the
Preservation Dept.  I apologize in advance for duplication of postings due
to cross listing on different list serves.

Thanks.
Bobbie Pilette
Yale University Library
Head, Preservation Dept

Yale University
Preservation Coordinator
Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library
Grade 21
20 hours per week
24-month appointment from date of hire

THE UNIVERSITY AND THE LIBRARY
The University Library, which is a highly valued partner in teaching and
research at the University, has more than 11 million volumes housed in the
Sterling Memorial Library and 22 school and departmental libraries. It
employs a dynamic and innovative staff of nearly 600 FTE who have the
opportunity to work with the highest caliber of faculty and students,
participate on committees and are involved in other areas of staff
development. A full spectrum of library resources, from rare books and
manuscripts to rapidly expanding network of electronic resources,
constitutes one of Yale's distinctive strengths. The Library is engaged in
numerous digital initiatives designed to provide access to a full array of
scholarly information. Yale is a member of the Program for Cooperative
Cataloging and contributes to the NACO and BIBCO Programs. For additional
information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's Web
site at: http://www.library.yale.edu/.

HARVEY CUSHING/JOHN HAY WHITNEY MEDICAL LIBRARY
The Harvey Cushing / John Hay Whitney Medical Library, with a collection of
400,000 volumes and a wide range of state-of the art electronic services,
serves the Yale Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, the Yale-New
Haven Hospital and other affiliated institutions of the Yale-New Haven
Medical Center. 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. There is a continuing effort to use
technology fully to facilitate access to information from library, campus,
or remote locations.

THE PRESERVATION DEPARTMENT
Yale University Library's Preservation Department, started in 1971, is one
of the oldest in the country.  It has strong administrative support and has
played a major role in the development of the preservation field.  The
department consists of units covering special collections conservation,
collections care and reformatting with system wide responsibilities for the
treatment of rare and special collections materials and circulating
materials, mass deacidification, microfilming, preservation photocopying,
staff and user-education and consultation on wide variety of preservation
concerns.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the direction of the Historical Medical Librarian and in coordination
with the Head of the Preservation Department coordinates all preservation
activities within the Historical Medical Collection and the general
collections of the Medical Library including, but not restricted to:
developing priorities, contacts with approved vendors, and supervising
volunteers and/or students.  The Preservation Coordinator will develop and
implement a book cleaning project; research & develop appropriate storage
for objects and oversize volumes; work with the Preservation Department's
Conservation Lab to develop and implement a basic care and repair program
for the historical collection; and develop and implement a protective
enclosures program for the collection.
Working with the Chief Conservator and the Historical Medical Librarian the
Preservation Coordinator is expected to develop treatment priorities for
the Historical Medical collection.

QUALIFICATIONS
Master's degree in Conservation, Materials Science or related field, and
two years preservation experience; or an equivalent combination of
education and experience.  Advanced knowledge of conservation principles,
techniques and procedures as relating to wide variety of materials and
demonstrated through previous relevant experience in a research or academic
institution; knowledge of the organization and administrative policies and
procedures of libraries and archives; excellent teaching and supervisory
skills and strong computer skills.  The position also requires strong
communication and analytical skills, the ability to work independently and
with others, and to excel in a dynamic team environment, as well as
well-developed organizational, research, and analytical skills.

SALARY & BENEFITS
Competitive salary and full benefits package including 22 vacation days and
18 holiday, recess and personal days; and comprehensive health care,
TIAA/CREF or Yale retirement.  Please send letter of application, resume
and the names of three references to: Diane Y. Turner, Associate University
Librarian for Human Resources, Staff Training & Security; Yale University
Library; P.O. Box 208240, New Haven, CT 06520; fax: (203) 432-1806.
Submissions via email are also welcomed and can be sent as a Word
attachment to <mailto:hrlibrary@xxxxxxxx>hrlibrary@xxxxxxxx . Please be
sure to include Source Codes EAYU14729.
Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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Yale University
Head, Collections Care
Preservation Department/Collections Care
Librarian II/III
Full-time, Permanent position

YALE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
The University Library, which is a highly valued partner in teaching and
research at the University, has more than 11 million volumes housed in the
Sterling Memorial Library and 22 school and departmental libraries. It
employs a dynamic and innovative staff of nearly 600 FTE who have the
opportunity to work with the highest caliber of faculty and students,
participate on committees and are involved in other areas of staff
development. A full spectrum of library resources, from rare books and
manuscripts to rapidly expanding network of electronic resources,
constitutes of Yale's distinctive strengths. The Library is engaged in
numerous ambitious projects such as the renovation of the main library
building and various automation projects that include network access to
scholarly information and preservation imaging. Yale is a member of the
Program for Cooperative Cataloging and contributes to the NACO and BIBCO
Programs. For additional information on the Yale University Library, please
visit the Library's web site at: www.library.yale.edu/

COLLECTIONS CARE
Yale University Library's Collections Care is one unit within the
Preservation Department and is responsible for the care and repair of all
circulating collections including reference materials. In addition,
Collections Care includes monograph commercial binding and a stack-cleaning
project. Collections Care staff consult and provide leadership Library-wide
on conservation issues such as the safe care and handling of circulating
collections, emergency response and recovery, and provides information to
the public on conservation practices at Yale University Library. The Head
of Collections Care serves as a member of the Preservation Management Team.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the direction of the Head, Preservation Department and Chief
Preservation Officer the Head of Collections Care plans and directs the
activities including the development, implementation and/or administration
of policies and procedures governing the preservation and conservation of
circulating and open stack collections. In order to do this effectively, it
is expected that the successful candidate will work with librarians in
setting treatment priorities for circulating and open stack collections and
advise library staff on preservation principles and practices; as well as
establish selection guidelines, standards, and production levels for
Collections Care staff, including training, monitoring workflow, sorting,
and documentation. Other responsibilities of the Head of Collections Care
include  tracking statistics and inventory control as well as managing the
Collections Care budget which includes the commercial binding budget.

The Head of Collections Care participates actively in the Library's
management, assessment, training, and development programs; contributes to
implementing the mission of the Library; serves on Library and University
committees as appropriate; and is active professionally. The Head of
Collections Care maintains professional affiliations in appropriate
organizations and keeps abreast of the latest developments in conservation
principles, techniques, and procedures

QUALIFICATIONS
Master's degree in Conservation, Materials Science, Library Science
(ALA-accredited program), or related field, and four years conservation
experience in a research library; or an equivalent combination of education
and experience. Comprehensive knowledge of the organization and
administrative policies and procedures of libraries and archives. Advanced
knowledge of chemistry and book history, conservation principles,
techniques and procedures, as relating to library materials. Well developed
organizational, research, and analytical skills. Excellent teaching and
supervisory skills with experience supervising technical and/or
professional staff. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong
analytical skills and ability to work independently and with others.

SALARY AND BENEFITS
Competitive salary and full benefits package including 22 vacation days and
18 holiday, recess and personal days; and comprehensive health care,
TIAA/CREF or Yale retirement. Please send letter of application, resume and
the names of three references to: Diane Y. Turner, Associate University
Librarian for Human Resources, Staff Training & Security; Yale University
Library; P.O. Box 208240, New Haven, CT 06520; fax: (203) 432-1806.
Submissions via email are also welcomed and can be sent as a Word
attachment to hrlibrary@xxxxxxxx . Please be sure to include Source Code
EAYU14740
Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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