Job Posting: Princeton

Edited from original PADG posting, click on link to find complete information:

Head, Library Preservation, Princeton University Library

Requisition Number 0110816,

Grade 630, Full Time, Benefits Eligible

Princeton University Library is searching for an innovative and dynamic individual to head the Library’s Preservation Office. The Preservation Office serves the Princeton University Library system as well as University faculty, students, staff and community.

This position also oversees the full range of library preservation efforts, including, but not limited to, disaster response planning and recovery initiatives, collaborating on critical preventive programs such as commercial binding or deacidification projects, manages environmental monitoring and pest management programs, and manages environmental datalogger installations in multiple locations. Also advises on library facilities projects.

The Preservation Office and Lab is housed in Firestone Library, which is undergoing a 10 year long renovation project. The successful candidate will work with Preservation staff to define the space needs, as well as new practices and workflows that will comprehensively serve the preservation needs of the PUL system and its collections.

Essential Qualifications:

Required: MLS degree from an ALA-accredited library program or equivalent experience. Strong library preservation experience or equivalent training/experience. Minimum 3 years of relevant professional experience.

A candidate must have strong demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills, as well as organizational and planning skills, demonstrated analytical thinking and problem-solving skills, and the ability to work in a complex, collaborative, and changing environment with diverse staff and users.

He/she must have excellent communication skills, both written and oral.

He/she must be knowledgeable of new technologies and strategies that affect the field of preservation.

The candidate must have demonstrated experience managing an array of diversified projects as well as managing budgets, and must have a proven record in grant writing and fund-procurement, as well as familiarity with funding agencies for print, audio, video, and digital formats.

Preferred: Experience in preservation lab design. Basic knowledge of the history of the book, knowledge of current working tools of the Library, including software and bibliographic tools and standards. Knowledge of digital imaging systems and standards for various types of materials and experience in digital preservation of text, audio, and video files a definite plus.

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