Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Preservation and Collection Management Librarian - Yale University Medical Library, New Haven

Preservation and Collection Management Librarian - Yale University Medical Library, New Haven. Rank: Librarian 1-3. Part time - 20 hours/week. Position Focus: Reporting to the Yale University Librarian for Medical History and working with the University Library Preservation Department, the Preservation Librarian coordinates all preservation activities within the Historical Medical Collection and the general collections of the Medical Library, including objects housed in the Cushing Center. The Preservation Librarian develops and maintains preservation policies and procedures, and prioritizes preservation needs for the Historical Library. The Preservation Librarian also assists the Librarian for Medical History in the management of the Library’s collections. Implements an in-house care program for the Historical collection. Designs and executes preservation assessments and surveys as needed, and performs minor preservation treatments. Coordinates conservation and preservation treatment for the materials by University Library Preservation Department staff and by outside vendors. Educates staff in preservation issues. Supervises student assistants. Designs exhibitions for Medical Library and Cushing Center spaces including rotation of 3-4 major exhibits per year. Manages exhibit prep and loan activities. Carries out registrarial activities to maintain the collection, incoming and outgoing loans and ensures special care, security, and proper handling. Assists Librarian for Medical History with digital initiatives, including selection and assessment for materials to be digitized. Serves as a resource for Medical Library digital projects and determines the suitability of individual materials for chosen digitization techniques. Works with Physical Plant and Library Administration to maintain the environment of the locked stacks. Coordinates building environmental monitoring and provides interpretation and reports. Assists in the coordination the Medical Library’s emergency response plan; monitors and maintains emergency equipment and supplies; trains staff in emergency response procedures; responds to emergencies as needed. Leads and participates in outreach and instruction activities. Provides tours, orientations and lectures for Yale School of Medicine, Yale University and visitors to the collection. Review and manages the Adopt a Rare book program. Serves on Library and University committees as appropriate. Engages in research and service to meet requirements for promotion and is active professionally. Monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Yale’s collections. Required Education, Skills and Experience include: 1. Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in a related discipline may be required or substituted for a master’s degree in library science. 2. Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion. 3. Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment. 4. Demonstrated knowledge of a wide range of preservation and conservation issues and current developments within the library, archival and preservation profession, including born digital preservation. 6. Demonstrated ability with working in a special collection environment, with some collection management experience. Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments (see range assigned to this description as noted in the posting position title). Librarian ranking information can be found at: Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited library school, and two years preservation experience; knowledge of at least one Western European language; supervisory experience; strong project management and interpersonal skills. Salary and Benefits: We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more. How to apply: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter and resume should be submitted by applying online at The STARS req. ID for this position is 24375BR. Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.