Southern Illinois University Carbondale
LECTURER (PRESERVATION LIBRARIAN)
Appointment: Lecturer, Full-time, 12 month, term, Non-Tenure-Track
Available: January 1, 2014
Environment: Library Affairs provides comprehensive library services to the
Southern Illinois UniversityCarbondale population of 18,500
students in beautiful Southern Illinois. Morris Library, the
primaryfacility, was completely renovated and reopened in
2009. The building currently features over 200computers,
laptops to borrow, 14 study rooms, and two computer classrooms. Two additional
floorsthat will feature highly flexible, technology-rich,
collaborative spaces are under construction and willopen in
2014. The building houses nearly three million volumes, three and a half
million microforms, and43,000 currently-received
periodicals and serials, as well as strong collections of online databases,
maps,films, DVDs, and sound recordings. Morris Library is a
selective U.S. Federal Depository Library and an Illinois
State Depository Library. As the center for academic support services on
campus, Morris Libraryhosts SalukiTech (technology and
computer support), the University Honors Program, the
WritingCenter, Learning Support Services, Testing Lab, Math
Lab, and Center for Teaching Excellence. MorrisLibrary is a
member of the Association of Research Libraries, Coalition for Networked
Information,Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries
in Illinois, Scholarly Publishing and Academic
ResourcesCoalition, and Greater Western Library Alliance.
Librarians at SIU Carbondale are faculty and are coveredby
Responsibilities: Under the general direction of the Associate Dean for
Support Services and responsiveto input from the Dean of
Library Affairs, the Preservation Librarian is responsible for the
administrationof the Library Affairs' preservation program.
The Preservation Librarian's responsibilities
include:Collaborates with librarians and staff in
Information Services, Special Collections Research
Center,Cataloging, and Acquisitions on the planning,
development, implementation, maintenance, andmanagement of
comprehensive physical and digital preservation and conservation programs for
generaland special collections in all formats. Develops
preservation policies and practices for the
Library,including standards for care and handling of
collections. Works closely with representatives from
allareas of the Library to determine preservation needs and
priorities and to coordinate projects. Evaluateslibrary
collections for preservation and reformatting. Studies and recommends
appropriate applicationsof digital technologies for
preservation. Collaborates with information resources' staff in
processingmaterials for the collections. Monitors
environmental conditions in all library facilities,
makesrecommendations for improving conditions, and
coordinates remedial actions, when necessary.Oversees the
Conservation Lab. Establishes short- and long-term goals for the unit.
Supervises CivilService staff and student assistants.
Maintains the Library's disaster plan and coordinates
emergencyresponse strategies for the Library. Participates
in the Library's scholarly communication
initiatives,including the population of the Institutional
Repository, OpenSIUC. Serves as subject specialist
andliaison to an academic department in an area of
expertise. Develops in-house educational and
trainingprograms in preservation and emergency response.
Develops and/or teaches credit and/or non-creditcourses in
preservation and related areas. Serves on appropriate Library committees and
represents theLibrary on matters concerning cooperative
preservation programs. Responds to inquiries from
theLibrary, University, and southern Illinois community on
preservation and conservation issues. Works onspecial
projects and other duties as assigned.
• American Library Association (ALA) accredited Master's degree (or
• Specialized training in preservation.
• Professional experience, including archival activities, in an
academic/research library, museum,or archival center.
• Demonstrated supervisory experience, including the ability to plan,
organize, and coordinateworkflows.
• Ability to work effectively with a culturally-diverse population.
• Demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following:
o Book and paper preservation and conservation;
o Preservation of non-print materials, including audio, image, and video
o Reformatting of print and manuscript materials into digital form; or
o Preservation of electronic materials, including born-digital and reformatted
• Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
• Excellent organizational and management skills with a strong customer
• Teaching experience.
• Additional advanced degree in a relevant field.
• Certification or training with emphasis on preservation methods.
• Knowledge of preservation of 3-D objects.
Salary: Competitive, $40,000-$52,000
Deadline for Application: November 25, 2013 or until filled
Application: Submit a letter of application stating qualifications and
background for this position, aresume, and names,
addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three
professionalreferences. References may be contacted by
Morris Library and asked to comment on your experienceand
qualifications for this position. All materials should be addressed to:
Teri Stobbs Ricci, Personnel Coordinator
Library Affairs, Mail Code 6632
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
605 Agriculture Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901
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SIU Carbondale is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer that
strives to enhance its ability todevelop a diverse faculty
and staff and to increase its potential to serve a dive
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