Library Human Resources

PRESERVATION AND CONSERVATION PROGRAM

Position Available:  This position is available as soon as possible.  This is a 50% time, 9 month graduate assistant position.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Head of Preservation and Conservation, The Project Manager will oversee the testing and promotion/dissemination of an IMLS grant funded self-assessment program (the Preservation Self-Assessment Program – PSAP) focusing on book, paper, and photographic materials and incorporating previous assessment materials already developed for audiovisual content (the AvSAP http://www.library.illinois.edu/prescons/projects_grants/grants/avsap/index.html). This position will wrap up the last 6 months of a two-year project involving the development of a computer-based self-assessment program.  The final stages of this project managed by the project manager will focus on the testing of that program to aid in the development of preservation priorities of those materials and the dissemination of the final product.  The Project Coordinator will oversee one part-time staff positions who will assist with writing and testing, and work closely with the project’s research programmer.

 

The Project Manager is responsible for:

 

Environment

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library is a leader in the delivery of user services, and active programs in information, instructional, access, and scholarly services help the Library to maintain its place at the intellectual heart of the campus. The Library also holds one of the preeminent research collections in the world, encompassing more than 12 million volumes and a total of more than 23 million items. The Library is committed to maintaining the strongest collections and service programs possible, and to engaging in research, development, and scholarly practice - all of which support the University's missions of teaching, research, and public engagement. The Library employs approximately 90 faculty members, and more than 300 academic professionals, staff, and graduate assistants. For more information, see: http://www.library.illinois.edu/

 

The Preservation and Conservation Program at the University of Illinois Library operates with the holistic vision of developing a comprehensive management program for the entire library system.  The Conservation Unit consists of both collections conservation as well as special collections conservation.  The unit also assists in the education, planning and development of the overall preservation program for the Library. For more information on the Preservation and Conservation program, visit http://www.library.illinois.edu/prescons/.

 

Qualifications

Required:  Bachelor’s degree; Demonstrated knowledge of archival, book, paper, and photographic preservation and/or conservation principles and practices as evidenced by coursework or work experience; Prior professional or pre-professional experience in a library or archives environment;

 

Preferred:   Supervisory and/or project management experience; Experience with usability testing; Experience with project promotion; 1 or more years working collaboratively in an academic library and/or archives; Demonstrated experience in dealing with the intellectual issues involved in the use of research library collections; Experience with development of web applications.

 

To Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to Jennifer Hain Teper (jhain@illinois.edu) via e-mail.  Applications received before August 22nd will receive full consideration.  Position open until filled.