QUAL: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program for library and information science and advanced certificate in preservation administration and/or equivalent demonstrated knowledge of preservation administration theory and practice, including current preservation, conservation, and format conversion practices and techniques for library and archival materials through prior relevant experience. Knowledge of the history of books, papermaking, and the problems and causes of book and paper deterioration. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated computer and technology skills in a variety of workstation, web, and online bibliographic applications. Ability to work in a complex and changing environment with diverse staff and users.
DUTIES: The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program has awarded funds to The New York Public Library and Yale University Library for a series of eight (8) nine-month preservation administration fellowships over three years. The Yale University Library’s Preservation Department will be hosting three of these fellowships, one per year. This posting is the last of the three fellowships. The purpose of the IMLS Preservation Administration Fellowship is to develop twenty-first century preservation administrators by giving qualified candidates the opportunity to apply administrative skills in preservation in the context of a large research library with a comprehensive preservation program. These skills will be directed toward specific preservation administration projects, preventive / treatment / reformatting / outreach projects, and broader administrative activities.
Under the direction of the Director of Preservation Department / Chief Preservation Officer, the IMLS Preservation Administration Fellow will spend time learning the operations of and working in each Preservation Department unit. The selected candidate will have a special project to complete, which may be a collection condition survey; assessing current preservation procedures and needs; assisting in preparation of a grant proposal; or other appropriate projects, based on the Fellow’s experience and interests. The Fellow will have the opportunity to participate in planning sessions, policy discussions, and other library-wide preservation-related activities. Will require travel to: NYPL, University of Connecticut at Storrs (field work), and select programs/meetings outside of the northeastern United States. May be required to assist with disaster recovery efforts. May be assigned to work at the West Campus of Yale University located in West Haven, CT.
SALARY: Not stated.
TO APPLY: Applications consisting of a cover letter describing how this position will contribute to long-term career goals, resume, and names and contact information of three (3) professional references should be sent to Amy Burlingame, Human Resources Supervisor & Staffing Representative, at firstname.lastname@example.org
DEADLINE: May 2, 2011