Thursday, March 9, 2017

Job Posting: Head of Preservation Senior Assistant Librarian, Binghamton University

Binghamton University Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative and service-oriented librarian to join a department of library and information professionals. Under the general direction of the Director of Technical Services, the Head of Preservation coordinates our Libraries-wide preservation efforts and develops and implements programs for long-term preservation of the Libraries' collection.  The Head of Preservation collaborates with Reader Services, Research Services, Special Collections and Library Technology to develop Libraries-wide efforts for preservation, bindery operations, disaster preparedness and other programs to enhance the preservation of library material.
  • Provides leadership and direction for a comprehensive library preservation program, including defining and prioritizing needs, establishing goals, objectives, plans and their implementation in alignment with the Libraries' strategic direction;
  • Hires, supervises, trains, mentors and evaluates preservation staff;
  • Cultivates a culture of innovation and continuous improvement and fosters the ongoing growth and professional development of the department's professional and support staff;
  • Oversees bindery operations. Oversees contract negotiation and implementation for monographic and serial binding and re-binding;
  • Investigates, recommends, and implements new strategies and technologies to address challenges to long-term preservation and access, addressing both traditional materials and those born digital;
  • Collaborates with Head of Digital Initiatives & Resource Discovery in developing an effective and achievable strategy to establish a cohesive digital preservation program ensuring the long-term viability of university digital assets regardless of format.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • ALA accredited MLS or equivalent degree.
  • Three years of supervisory experience.
  • Two years of appropriate post-MLS or post-equivalent-degree professional experience working with preserving, conserving or digitizing library, archival, or museum collections.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of preservation practices, issues, and emerging trends.
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to work independently, collaboratively, and in teams within the Libraries and university.
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated project management, organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills.

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