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Preservation Specialist, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, Boston, MA

Preservation Specialist

 

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners is looking for an experienced and energetic library professional to join our team as a Preservation Specialist.

 

Job Description:

Reporting the Head of Library Advisory and Development, the Preservation Specialist provides technical assistance to libraries, archives, and other cultural institutions  to develop and implement local preservation and disaster preparedness programs and plans; develops and implements programing on issues concerning collection preservation, environmental monitoring, security, disaster preparedness and response, and conservation and recovery; plans and implements the federal LSTA grant programs; coordinates with libraries, archives, preservation organizations, and State Agencies to further develop and implement a coordinated statewide preservation program.

 

In addition the Preservation Specialist represents the MBLC on a variety of related preservation and archival organization's boards and committees.

 

Qualifications:

Demonstrated knowledge and experience of:

  • Principles and practices of library management and archival preservation and administration including emergency and security planning
  • Principles, practices, and standards of digitation as a library and/or archival tool
  • Ability to study, analyze, and recommend solutions based on knowledge of library services, for problems related to collection management and development
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills including the ability to write and lead workshops in matters relating to preservation, disaster preparedness, security, and archives
  • Thorough knowledge of preservation issues, trends and best practices in libraries, archives and preservation

 

Experience:

  • Graduate degree with a major in library science or a related discipline from an American Library Association accredited graduate library program
  • At least four years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in a public, academic, or special library. Preferred, at least one year includes responsibilities in archives and/or preservation management
  • A current and valid Massachusetts Class 3 Motor Vehicle Operator's License

 

Substitutions:

  • A Bachelor's degree with a major in library science or a related discipline from an American Library Association accredited graduate library program may be substituted for a maximum of 2 years of the required experience.
  • A Graduate degree with a major in library science or a related discipline from an American Library Association accredited graduate library program may be substituted for a maximum of 3 years of the required experience.

 

Preferred Requirements:

  • A Master's Degree in Library Science or Library Information Science from an American Library Association-accredited graduate program, with a concentration in Archival Studies or Preservation.

 

Salary Range: $64,107.94 - $87,129.90 

Full position description/details and application instructions are available on the MassCareers site:  https://massanf.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=1800045H&tz=GMT-04%3A00

 

Please note: application (including resume and cover letter) must be submitted via MassCareers at the above link.

The Preservation Specialist position will remain open until filled.

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