Position Available:

Position available immediately. This is a 100%, twelve-month, tenure-system appointment.


Duties and Responsibilities:

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library <> seeks a dynamic individual to provide leadership for the Library’s preservation program <>. This is a unique opportunity to work with the University of Illinois’ renowned and extraordinarily rich collections. Both the Library and campus are firmly committed to supporting preservation initiatives, as evidenced by the establishment of the John “Bud” Velde Endowed Professorship in Preservation Administration in 2005 and the Library’s successful record of securing grants and donations to support the Preservation and Conservation Program.


Position Description:

Reporting to the John "Bud" Velde Head of Preservation, the Preservation Librarian will oversee existing staff and programs in support of reformatting, media, and digital preservation efforts within the existing program. Specific duties include:



Other duties may be assigned as the incumbent gains familiarity with the position and institutional environment. 



Required: ALA-accredited MLIS or equivalent, or a graduate degree including coursework or experience in preservation administration; knowledge of, and experience with, critical issues in preservation; knowledge of current trends in digital preservation management, media preservation, and/or preservation reformatting, and related issues.  See for completed description.


To Apply:

To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at and upload a letter of interest, resume, and contact information including email addresses for three professional references. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For questions, please call: 217-333-8169.



In order to ensure full consideration, applications and nominations must be received by 11/15/2011. Interviews may occur before the closing date; however, no decisions will be made prior to the closing date.


Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.




Sarah L. Shreeves

IDEALS Coordinator -

Scholarly Commons Coordinator -

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

[log in to unmask]



To unsubscribe from the DLF-ANNOUNCE list, click the following link: