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Position at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

From: Thomas H. Teper <tteper>
Date: Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Media Preservation Coordinator
Academic Professional
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Position Available:   March 16, 2007, (negotiable).The University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) seeks applications for a Media
Preservation Coordinator. The incumbent will provide a range of
preservation and reformatting services for sound recordings, moving
images, and photographic materials held primarily in the University
Library's special collections but also in general circulating
collections. The Media Preservation Coordinator reports to the Head
of Preservation and serves all of the University Libraries,
coordinating media reformatting and preservation services.
Collections to be served include the University Archives, Rare Book
and Manuscript Library, smaller special collections based in several
units across campus, and the general collections.  This is a
full-time, regular, academic professional position

Responsibilities:  This position plays a key role in preserving the
University of Illinois Library's valuable and unique collections by
enhancing the University's capacity to preserve recorded sound and
video.  The incumbent will report to the Head of Preservation and
work closely with the Assistant University Archivist to establish
and manage a program to identify, reformat, and provide access to
valuable audiovisual/media collections that are currently found in a
variety of fragile and semi-obsolete formats, including 16 and 35 mm
film, acetate disk, and magnetic tape.  The coordinator will assist
archivists, subject librarians, and collection managers in
identifying at-risk collections, will suggest appropriate
reformatting options, and will direct the day-to-day operation of
reformatting projects.  Specific responsibilities will include:

    *   Systematically surveying collections and providing storage
        recommendations

    *   Researching reformatting options and preparing
        recommendations for specific collections or items

    *   Preparing estimates and developing project workflows

    *   Collating and preparing materials for
        conversion/reformatting

    *   Monitoring conversion quality

    *   Tracking expenditures of funds

    *   Assisting in the preparation of grant proposals

    *   Identifying vendors and completing RFPs for services

    *   Collaborating with other library personnel to develop
        appropriate access methods and tools for digitized
        collections.

Environment:  The University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign
is one of the preeminent research collections in the nation and the
world. With more than 10 million volumes and a total of 23 million
items, it ranks highly among academic libraries in the United States
and first among public university libraries in the world. As the
intellectual heart of the campus, the Library is committed to
maintaining the strongest collections and services possible and
engaging in research and development activities--both of which
support the University's mission of teaching, research, and public
service. The UIUC Library is the third largest academic library in
the United States and has a collection of more than ten million
volumes. The Library employs approximately 100 library faculty and
300 library staff. For more information, see
<URL:http://library.uiuc.edu>.

The Library consists of more than forty departmental libraries that
are located throughout campus and administratively organized into
eight divisions.  The Preservation Unit reports to the Associate
University Librarian for Collections and works in tandem with the
Conservation Unit. Formed in 2001, the Library's Preservation and
Conservation Program has developed rapidly to meet the needs of a
collection rich in material resources. The Media Preservation
Coordinator will provide new services for the University Libraries
on behalf of the Preservation Unit. More information about the units
development, history, and current capacities is available at:
<URL:http://www.library.uiuc.edu/prescons>.

Qualifications:  Required:  A Bachelor's degree. Training or
experience in audio or audio-visual engineering, production, or
preservation.  Strong written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to meet production deadlines and goals. Ability
to lift a 30 pound box to a height of 5 feet.  Preferred: Graduate
degree with training in preservation or audio-video production;
supervisory experience; experience assessing and evaluating library
or archival materials in order to develop and coordinate
preservation projects; professional or pre-professional experience
reformatting non-print items; demonstrated experience with analog
media sources; experience contributing to grant applications;
demonstrated ability to work with a diverse constituency of
university personnel; demonstrated knowledge of metadata and
cataloging standards;  experience working with commercial service
providers.

Salary and Rank: Salary and rank commensurate with credentials and
experience. This is a full-time academic professional appointment.

Terms of Appointment: Twelve month appointment; 24 work days
vacation per year; 11 paid holidays; 12 annual sick leave days
(cumulative), plus an additional 13 days (non-cumulative) per year
if necessary; health insurance, requiring a small co-payment, is
provided to employee (coverage for dependents may be purchased);
participation in State Universities Retirement System is required,
includes several private options, is compulsory (8% of staff
member's salary is withheld and is refundable upon termination);
newly hired university employees are covered by the Medicare portion
of Social Security and are subject to its deduction.

Apply: Send letter of application and complete resume with the
names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses (where
available) of three references to:

    Cindy Kelly
    Head, Human Resources
    University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign
    1408 West Gregory Drive
    Urbana IL 61801
    217-333-8169

Deadline: In order to ensure full consideration, applications and
nominations must be received by March 9, 2007.  Interviews may occur
before the closing date, but no decision will be made prior to the
close of the search.

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity Employer

Thomas H. Teper
Acting Associate University Librarian for Collections
Head of Preservation and Assistant Professor,
         John "Bud" Velde Endowed Professorship
University Library
246F Main Library
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
1408 West Gregory Drive
Urbana IL 61801
217-244-8755
Fax: 217-244-4358


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