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Position at Southern Illinois University

From: Barbara Summers <bsummers>
Date: Monday, June 18, 2007
Preservation Librarian
Southern Illinois University

Library Affairs at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is
seeking a Preservation Librarian. This is a full-time, 12-month,
continuing appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate
Professor available September 1, 2007 or later.

Responsibilities:  Under the direction of the Head of Information
Resources Management, this position is responsible for further
developing and implementing a comprehensive preservation program for
general and special collections in all formats. Develops
preservation policies and practices as well as short- and long-term
goals for the department. Works closely with representatives from
all areas of the Library to determine preservation needs and
priorities and to coordinate projects. Evaluates Library collections
for preservation and reformatting. Studies and makes recommendations
for appropriate applications of digital technologies for
preservation. Collaborates with information resources staff in
processing materials for the collection. Monitors environmental
conditions throughout the Library and in storage facilities;
establishes standards for care and handling of collections.
Supervises Conservation Lab and the Bindery Prep/Marking unit.
Maintains the Library's disaster plan and coordinates emergency
response strategies for the Library. Develops in-house educational
and training programs. Serves on Library committees and represents
the Library on matters concerning cooperative preservation programs.

Required Qualifications: ALA accredited Master's of Library Science;
managerial skills and supervisory ability; excellent organizational,
analytical, and problem-solving skills; ability to work
independently as well as part of a group in a collegial setting;
ability to work in a complex and changing environment with diverse
staff and users; excellent oral and written communication skills.
For appointment at the Assistant Professor rank: interest and
potential to meet established Library Affairs criteria for promotion
and tenure, including professional service and published research;
and familiarity with emerging preservation standards and new
technologies including knowledge of conservation and stabilization
treatments for general and special collections. For appointment at
the Associate Professor rank: a sustained record of peer-reviewed
research and publications including a record of professional service
at state, regional, or national levels; and minimum two years
preservation/conservation experience at an academic/research
library.

Preferred Qualifications:  second advanced degree. For appointment
at Assistant Professor rank: minimum one year
preservation/conservation experience at an academic/research
library.

The closing date for application is July 27, 2007 or until filled.
Salary is competitive (Assistant Professor $41,000 minimum;
Associate Professor $48,000). Send a letter of application stating
qualifications and background for this position, a resume, and
names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses (if
available) of three professional references. References may be
contacted by Morris Library and asked to comment on your experience
and qualifications for this position. Address all materials to:

    Sherry Elders
    Personnel Coordinator
    Library Affairs
    Mail Code 6632
    Southern Illinois University Carbondale
    605 Agriculture Dr.
    Carbondale IL 62901
    618-453-1458
    apply [at] lib__siu__edu

SIUC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer that
strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and
staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student
population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will
receive consideration.

Barbara Summers
Preservation
Morris Library - Mailcode 6632
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, Illinois 62901
618-536-2171


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