PRESERVATION AND CONSERVATION PROGRAM
Visiting Academic Professional (2 year grant position)
University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign
Deadline: In order to ensure full consideration, applications and nominations must be received by February 19, 2013
Position Available: This position is available as soon as possible. This is a 100% time, two year visiting Academic Professional position in the University Library.
Duties and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Head of Preservation and Conservation, the Project Manager will develop and oversee the testing 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). The two-year project will involve extensive research into current preservation issues including identification, storage, housing and potential treatment options, as well as the development of a computer-based self-assessment program, and the testing of that program to aid in the development of preservation priorities of those materials. The Project Coordinator will directly oversee two part-time staff positions who will assist with research, testing, and coding.
The Project Manager is responsible for:
- Researching and developing the assessment structure for leading non-specialists through the preservation evaluation of book, paper, and photographic materials
- Developing functional specifications and interface designs for the application in consultation with the programming staff
- Developing and maintaining the project Web site
- Initiating, guiding, and summarizing discussions among the project partners to achieve consensus on goals and objectives
- Organizing partners’ meetings
- Writing regular project reports for the funding agency
- Writing news and magazine articles as required for the project, and working with the appropriate campus and University Library units to publicize the project and its goals
- Conducting, with the PI and co-PI’s, outcome-based evaluative research and producing reports and publications that inform the funding agency and the various professional communities represented by the project
- Collaborating with Library and other University of Illinois faculty, development staff, and others to identify ways in which the project can benefit or partner with current campus programs and outreach activities
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; See https://jobs.illinois.edu for preferred.
Salary. Salary will be commensurate with candidate’s experience and qualifications, but the upper limit is fixed by the terms of our grant.
To Apply: To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu 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.