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Head of Collection Management and Preservation - Dartmouth College Library

Location: USA - NH - Hanover

Dartmouth Library is seeking an innovative, strategic and inclusive leader to coordinate preservation, maintenance, and storage activities for Dartmouth Library’s collections. This is an exciting time for Dartmouth Library--we are completing construction of a collections services facility that will be a valuable tool in sustainably maintaining collections, developing shared practices and infrastructure for digital preservation in partnership with the Hood Museum, and bringing to life a new strategic direction. The person in this role will leverage the expertise of staff to design and implement preservation policy and procedures in all physical and digital formats in alignment with best practices and institutional needs. In addition, this role will coordinate and oversee collection care and management projects across Dartmouth’s libraries to optimize access and use of materials. Initially, the role will focus on preservation and maintenance of our physical collections, with increasing involvement with digitization and digital preservation. We seek a candidate with preservation expertise, strong project management skills, and enthusiasm for aligning stakeholders across the Library around a shared vision for collection preservation and maintenance.

Position description:

Contact: [email protected]

Salary Range: $85,000 - $99,000

Dartmouth Library values diversity in all forms and believes that each employee brings a set of diverse experiences and identities to the workplace that makes us stronger, encourages innovation, and enhances our collective contributions. We encourage candidates to evaluate and explore our department as they move through our interview process. We continue to develop our hiring process to ensure our candidates are empowered to bring their whole selves to the interview process and encouraged to learn about our workplace.

We do this by:

  • Avoiding scheduled interviews on religious or cultural days of observation.
  • Requiring all hiring committee members to be trained on Unconscious Bias.
  • Providing employees opportunities to learn, grow, and be challenged.
  • Fostering an inclusive and respectful work environment.

Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among

the world’s greatest academic institutions. The Dartmouth Library is dedicated to

supporting teaching, learning, and research and works in partnership with the students and

faculty of the School of Arts & Sciences, the Thayer School of Engineering, the Tuck

School of Business, the Geisel School of Medicine, and the Guarini School of Graduate

and Advanced Studies. Dartmouth Library is supported by a highly committed staff of

about 147. The Dartmouth College Library is a member of the Ivy Plus Libraries

Confederation, the Association of Research Libraries, CRL, NERL, HathiTrust,

CLIR/DLF, and the Library Publishing Coalition.

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.

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