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JOBOP: Head of Collection Preservation and Management, Dartmouth College

  • 1.  JOBOP: Head of Collection Preservation and Management, Dartmouth College

    Posted Jul 20, 2022 02:12 PM

    Position Information

    Posting date 07/11/2022
    Closing date
    Open Until Filled Yes
    Position Number 0005001
    Position Title Head of Collection Preservation & Management
    Department this Position Reports to Library Administration
    Hiring Range Minimum $76,600
    Hiring Range Maximum $95,800
    SEIU Level Not an SEIU Position
    FLSA Status Exempt
    Employment Category Regular Full Time
    Scheduled Months per Year 12
    Scheduled Hours per Week 40
    Location of Position
    Berry Room 89
    Remote Work Eligibility? Onsite only
    Is this a term position? No
    If yes, length of term in months.
    Is this a grant funded position? No
    Position Purpose
    Leads the coordination of preservation, storage, and maintenance activities for Dartmouth Library's collections. Leverages expertise of staff to design and implement preservation policy and procedures in all digital and physical formats in alignment with best practices and institutional needs. Coordinates and oversees collection care and management projects across Dartmouth's libraries to optimize access and use of materials.
    Required Qualifications - Education and Yrs Exp Masters plus 6 or more years' experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
    Required Qualifications - Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
    ALA accredited Master's degree in library and/or information science or equivalent education and experience
    ● 6+ years library or archives experience
    ● Minimum 3 to 5 years of project management experience, which may include managing grants, time-limited activities, or special initiatives
    ● Knowledge and experience of applying best practices, policies, standards, and tools for preservation and collections maintenance across formats
    ● Demonstrated experience with assessment and statistics
    ● Experience with team leadership and working with diverse groups of staff
    ● Demonstrated ability to influence and collaborate effectively with staff, peers, senior management, faculty and students, and colleagues at partner institutions
    ● Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines and maintain strong communication of project progress
    ● Demonstrated ability to foster a collaborative, and inclusive inter-departmental approach to problem solving and decision making
    Preferred Qualifications
    ● Demonstrated understanding of descriptive, technical and administrative metadata and file management practices
    ● Tolerance for complexity and ambiguity
    ● Creative thinking and problem solving
    ● Familiarity with Alma library management system
    ● Supervisory experience
    ● Project Management Institute certification or equivalent
    Department Contact for Cover Letter and Title Rose Reynolds
    Talent Acquisition Consultant Mathias Machado
    Equal Opportunity Employer
    Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.
    Background Check
    Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
    Special Instructions to Applicants
    All Dartmouth College employees, whether working on-site or remotely, are required to be up to date with vaccination against COVID-19 (or to have received an approved exemption from vaccination through the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity). Please visit for details. Compliance with this requirement is a condition of employment. Failure to meet this condition of employment may result in Dartmouth in its sole discretion delaying your start date or rescinding its offer of employment.
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    Key Accountabilities

    In alignment with Dartmouth Library Collection Development Policy and in collaboration with the Head of Collection Development & Analysis, the Assistant Archivist for Collections and other relevant stakeholders, coordinates preservation and collections management activities across libraries and formats including surveying current work and identifying areas of improvement and opportunities to innovate.
    Percentage Of Time 30%
    Applies project management skills and strategies to ensure the successful assessment, relocation, and curation of existing library materials, which includes consulting with library staff about space challenges and needs, assessing options and recommending solutions.
    Percentage Of Time 20%
    Sets policy and standards of preservation across digital and physical media in consultation with collection stewards. Partners with program and department heads to plan and coordinate the Library's preservation, conservation and collection management efforts. Facilitates the development and maintenance of policies that inform and guide digital preservation practice and the setting of priorities for the development and evolution of digital preservation workflows and infrastructure.(
    Percentage Of Time 25%
    Manages and works with supervisors in the conservation and collection management units to set work priorities that are consistent with department goals. Sets performance goals and measures achievement.
    Percentage Of Time 20%
    Participates in professional development activities, which may include research to further the field of librarianship; committee service at the library, campus, state, or national levels; publication; continuing education; and professional association activities. Identifies, evaluates and stays current with emerging trends, resources, practices and standards in digital and physical preservation, collection management, and project management.
    Percentage Of Time 5%

    -- Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.
    -- Performs other duties as assigned

    John DeSantis
    Interim Head of Metadata Services
    Dartmouth College
    Hanover, NH