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[BKARTS] Two positions at Yale University



Date: Wed, 02 Mar 2005 13:33:36 -0500
From: Roberta Pilette <roberta.pilette@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: positions at Yale

Hello,
My apologies for cross postings. We have two positions open in
preservation. The first is actually a re-posting of an earlier position.
This is the Preservation Coordinator position at the Yale Medical Library.
The position is now full time for 24 months from date of hire.

The second position is a Paper Conservator for the Beinecke collections of
flat paper which has the full range of manuscripts to art on paper to early
photographs.

Bobbie Pilette
Head, Preservation Dept
Yale University Library
roberta.pilette@xxxxxxxx


Yale University Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library Preservation Coordinator 37.5 hours/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; develop and implement a protective
enclosures program for the collection; and assist in maintaining the
emergency response plan and responds to emergencies as needed. Working with
the Chief Conservator and the Historical Medical Librarian the Preservation
Coordinator is expected to develop treatment priorities for the Historical
Medical collection; and assist in staffing the Historical Library office
when other staff is unavailable.

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 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 Library
Preservation Department
Sterling Memorial Library
Paper Conservator for Beinecke
Rank: Conservator I-II
37.5 hours per week, permanent position

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/.


BEINECKE RARE BOOK and MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY



The Beinecke Library, one of the world's largest buildings devoted entirely to rare books and manuscripts, is Yale's principal repository for literary archives, early manuscripts, and rare books. The Beinecke collections are internationally known and heavily used by scholars from around the world. In addition to its distinguished general collections, the Beinecke Library houses outstanding special collections devoted to American literature, German literature, Western Americana, and the Osborn Collection, noted for its British literary and historical manuscripts. For further information about the Beinecke Library, consult the library's web site at: http://www.library.yale.edu/beinecke.

CONSERVATION LABORATORY
The Yale University Library's Conservation Laboratory is one unit within
the Preservation Department and is responsible for item level treatment and
housing of rare and special materials. In addition to treatment, the lab
provides support for exhibits and consults and provides leadership
Library-wide on conservation issues such as the safe care and handling of
non-circulating collections, emergency response and recovery, and provides
information to the public on conservation practices at Yale University Library.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the general direction of the Yale University Library's Chief
Conservator, the Paper Conservator plans and performs conservation
treatment on the full range of materials found in the Beinecke Rare Book
Library; assists in planning strategies for collection care working with
the Chief Conservator and when appropriate the Collections Care Librarian;
recommends proper housing and storing of collections; assists in the
teaching of conservation techniques and methods; assists in the response to
emergencies as needed; and may be responsible for the conservation of
photographic collections.

The paper conservator 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 Paper Conservator 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 minimum one year relevant
professional conservation experience; or an equivalent combination of
education and experience. Demonstrated professional accomplishments and a
minimum of two years of experience and accomplishments for appointment at
the Conservator II. Professional accomplishments demonstrated through a
portfolio of conservation treatment work in the area of library and
archival materials. Thorough knowledge of conservation principles for a
wide variety of materials preservation, and of conservation techniques and
procedures, as demonstrated through previous relevant experience in a
research or academic institution. Strong communication and analytical
skills; the ability to work independently and with others; the ability to
excel in a dynamic team environment; strong computer skills. Knowledge of
photographic chemistry, materials, history and conservation techniques is
desirable. Thorough knowledge of chemistry and book history and history of
library materials in general.

SALARY AND BENEFITS
Rank and competitive salary will be based upon the successful candidate's
qualifications and experience. Full benefits package including 22 vacation
days; 18 holidays, recess and personal days; comprehensive health care;
TIAA/CREF or Yale retirement plan; and relocation assistance. The
application deadline is April 30, 2005. Applications will be accepted until
the position is filled. Applications consisting of a cover letter, resume,
and the names of three references should be mailed 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@xxxxxxxxx Please be sure to include
Source Codes EAYU14766

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer


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