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Subject: Mellon Internship at Stanford

Mellon Internship at Stanford

From: Connie Brooks <cn.clb>
Date: Thursday, August 15, 1991
  Vacancy Listing
  Date: 8 Aug 91
  #: 017

The Stanford University Libraries are seeking qualified candidates for
the position described below.  Interested individuals are requested to
submit a letter of application which includes a complete statement of
their qualifications.  A full resume of educational attainment and
relevant experience plus the names, addresses and telephone numbers of
three references who are knowledgeable of the applicant's qualifications
for this position are also requested.

Connie Brooks
Preservation Department Chief
Stanford University Libraries
Stanford, CA  94305-6004

Position Title:  Preservation Administration Intern

    The Stanford University Libraries has received funds from the Andrew
    W. Mellon Foundation to offer a preservation administration
    internship of eleven months duration in the Preservation Department
    of the Libraries.  The purpose of the internship is to give
    qualified candidates the opportunity to apply administrative skills
    in preservation in the setting of a large research library.  These
    skills will be directed toward specific preservation administration
    projects, treatment projects and broader administrative activities.

    Classification:  Assistant Librarian

Beginning Salary Range:  $28,872-$36,708.

Apply Before:  September 30, 1991

Appointment Date and Term:  Position available as of November 1, 1991
and for eleven months thereafter.

Responsible To:  Chief, Preservation Department


1.  With the assistance of the Chief of Preservation and the Head of
    Conservation Treatment, undertake a research project for the
    Preservation Department (e.g., investigating and recommending a
    preservation policy for media materials).

2.  Under the guidance of the Head of Conservation Treatment, administer
    a library conservation treatment project, including planning the
    project, supervising staff and maintaining the budget.  This project
    would entail the use of conservationally sound materials,
    appropriate techniques and an understanding of conservation

3.  Experience the broader administrative and institutional context
    within which the Preservation Program must operate.  This will
    include participating in Stanford University Libraries committees
    and attending workshops and conferences as appropriate.  The intern
    will also work closely with the Director of Technical Services on
    administrative or management assignments or projects to obtain an
    overview of both Technical Service and SUL (e.g., working on the
    accreditation process).

4.  Write reports documenting the progress of each project including the
    work completed, the status of the budget and a final report which
    includes recommendations for the future.


1.  An MLS degree from an ALA-accredited library school or the
    demonstrated equivalent in training and/or experience is required.

2.  Education or experience in preservation is required.

3.  Education or experience in library preservation administration is

4.  Experience in a library or archives is desirable.

5.  Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing is


Stanford University Libraries has a long-standing commitment to the
preservation of its research collections.  The Preservation Department
was formally organized in 1980, and its current staff consists of 4 FTE
professionals, 14 FTE paraprofessionals and 2.6 FTE student assistants.
The department is composed of the Binding and Finishing Division,
Replacement and Reformatting Division, the Conservation Repair Unit and
the Conservation Lab. Since 1985, the department has also supported five
eleven-month Preservation Administration Intern positions funded by the
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The University Libraries system includes the main research library, an
instructional and media library, plus twelve research branches.  (Not
included are the libraries for the Hoover Institution, the Stanford
Linear Accelerator Center or the Libraries for Business, Law and
Medicine.)  The system adds over 70,000 monographic volumes per year and
currently receives 45,000 serials titles.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 5:15
                 Distributed: Saturday, August 17, 1991
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Received on Thursday, 15 August, 1991

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