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[AV Media Matters] position at Emory University

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Non-Print Conservator
Preservation Office
Emory University

Emory University seeks applications for a Non-Print Conservator to
provide a range of preservation services for non-print collections, both

circulating and archival, in the General Libraries, Health Science
Library, Law Library, Oxford College Library and Theology Library.

The position reports to the Coordinator, Preservation Initiatives and
Services and works closely with other Preservation Office staff
including the book conservator and the reprographics supervisor.
Non-print collections with which the individual will work may include
film, videotape, computer tapes, disks and other electronic formats,
audio and music recordings in a variety of formats, photographs,
magnetic media and realia.

Key responsibilities include assessing current collections and making
recommendations for improvements in their handling and life cycle
management; implementing appropriate conservation treatments;  planning
initiatives to accommodate increasing numbers of non-print collections,
especially digital electronic formats; serving as an expert advisor in
recommending retention, storage, housing and monitoring environmental
conditions; assisting in grant preparation and carrying out work funded
through grant programs; participating in budget planning for
preservation, and identifying necessary equipment and supplies for the
preservation of non-print media.

Works with staff in all Emory libraries to incorporate appropriate
disaster recovery procedures for non-print media into disaster
preparedness plans.  Attend appropriate conferences and workshops to
remain current with changing technology.

Master's degree (in appropriate technological field or library science)
and three years related conservation experience beyond the internship
level which includes administrative or supervisory experience (will
consider equivalent combination of education and experience).

Prefer extensive background in photography, film preservation, or
digital imaging technologies. Important qualifications include:
knowledge of national standards for various forms of media; strong
computer skills; expertise with color calibration and color management
systems and with digital conversion software; knowledge of applications
and issues involved in digital technology for preservation and the
preservation of magnetic media; and knowledge of preservation and
collection management practices and issues.

Requires excellent organizational skills, supervisory skills, and oral
and written communication skills, initiate and adapt to change, and
ability to work effectively in a collaborative, team environment.

Salary dependent upon qualifications and experience; minimum salary is
$33,758.  Emory University offers a comprehensive benefits package
including tuition benefits and retirement options that include

Send letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, and
telephone numbers of three references to:
Dianne M. Smith, Library Human Resources Officer,
Robert W. Woodruff Library,
Emory University,
Atlanta, GA  30322-2870.

Application review begins November 15, 1999.
Emory University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and
encourages women and minority candidates.

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