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    Posted: 02/Jul/2019 at 12:13am
Title: Preservation Librarian
Category: Librarian (Open Rank)
Department: Preservation

Benefits: 22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal Leave, 15 Paid Holidays
Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision, and Prescription

As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore area, the University of Maryland Libraries serve more than 37,500 students and 4,200 faculty of the flagship College Park campus. The University of Maryland Libraries share the teaching, learning and research goals of the university. Its role as a key academic resource is evident in its service to the academic community and its actionable strategic plan. Recent membership in the Big Ten Academic Alliance is particularly meaningful to the University Libraries and will further propel the university’s ascendancy in academic excellence.

The University of Maryland Libraries Preservation Department is responsible for the care and conservation of the Libraries’ general and special collections across formats. It binds, repairs, replaces, and reformats general collections material, and conserves special collections. Preservation also manages the Libraries disaster response and recovery efforts, monitors special collections environments and initiates corrective action, and prepares special collections materials for digitization. The incumbent librarian will act as the department’s registrar and will be responsible for managing the department’s conservation lab. S/he will develop policies and procedures in her/his area of responsibility, and will participate in overall department management; will participate in planning, establishing, and achieving department goals and objective; may take a leadership role in a variety of projects; and perform simple to moderately complex treatments of collections. S/he works closely with faculty and staff throughout the library at all levels in support of the collection and its preservation, and participates in committees and group activities in the department, the division, the Libraries, and the University.

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, skills, abilities)
? Must demonstrate understanding of the theory and practice of library and archival materials preservation.
? Demonstrated ability to work effectively with others in a collegial environment.
? Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication skills.
? Demonstrated ability to pay attention to detailed, often repetitive work.
? Demonstrated ability to manage an array of tasks and projects in the face of time pressure and competing priorities.

EDUCATION
Required
? Master’s degree in library or information science from a graduate program accredited by the American library Association or equivalent professional degree.
Preferred
? Coursework in preservation.

EXPERIENCE
Required
? Minimum of one year work in a preservation or conservation department in an academic, research, or special library.
? Understanding of preservation principles and practices.
? Proven experience in managing a broad variety of tasks and projects, from scoping to delivery; ability to set goals, meet deadlines, manage budgets.
? Ability to take direction as well as to provide direction and motivation to others.
? Ability to communicate clearly, knowledgeably, and personably, orally and in writing.
? Ability to meet standards for achieving permanent status.

For the full position description and faculty requirements, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.

Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials. Applicant must meet the Libraries' requirements for promotion, which includes a commitment to professional development, service, and self-directed research, scholarship, and/or creative activities. For additional information, consult the following website: http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/2014-ii-100b.html .

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/71268. No relocation assistance will be provided. You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment. An application consists of a cover letter, which includes the source of advertisement, a curriculum vitae, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until July 30, 2019.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
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