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Subject: Position at RLG

Position at RLG

From: Nancy Elkington <bl.nee>
Date: Tuesday, September 17, 1991
                             VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Title:                 Preservation Program Officer
Reports to:            Associate Director for Programs
Classification:        Miscellaneous Professional  (C08)

Salary:                $1,775-2,303/month at half-time, depending
                       upon background and qualifications
                       Note:  this is a half-time position

Founded in 1974, The Research Libraries Group, Inc.  (RLG) is a
cooperative association of leading educational, scientific, and cultural
institutions.  This non-profit corporation currently serves over 100
general and special members and over 700 organizations and individual
scholars who use the RLIN database.  RLG has two primary functions:  the
development and operation of cooperative programs to acquire, preserve,
and extend access to research library, museum, and archival holdings;
and the development and operation of a computerized bibliographic
network (RLIN) that provides information access and management to both
member and nonmember institutions and individuals.  RLG's existence is
based on the recognition that only cooperative problem solving and
resource sharing will enable research institutions to meet the
increasingly sophisticated needs of scholars and educators.  RLG has an
operating budget of $17,000,000 and a staff of 100.  RLG's host
institution is Stanford University.


The RLG the Preservation Program Officer works with the Associate
Director for Programs and the other Preservation Program Officer to
initiate, develop and support a range of preservation projects at RLG
and direct the on-going preservation activities of the organization.
Specifically, the Preservation Program Officer:

plans, designs, and implements cooperative projects in collaboration
with other program staff, RLG members, and task force appointees;

collaborates with the preservation program officer and RLG members to
develop grant proposals and funding strategies for preservation-related

tracks, monitors, and reports on projects; distributes status reports to
RLG members, project participants, and central staff;

participates in long-range planning to anticipate future projects and

contributes to RLG preservation publications, training events, and
online conferencing (PREFIS);

serves as an integral member of Programs Division staff and participates
in divisional planning, projects, marketing, and other activities as


MLS and/or advanced degree in an academic discipline and minimum of 8
years professional experience in a research library or equivalent
combination of education and experience;

demonstrated experience and expertise in the preservation field in
general and reformatting projects in particular;

demonstrated ability to provide leadership in the design, development
and implementation of a wide range of programs and projects at the
institutional and network level;

demonstrated ability to think both creatively and strategically, to
conceptualize and solve problems;

demonstrated ability to administer programs and activities involving
geographically dispersed individuals and constituencies;

demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in
writing (a writing sample is required);

ability to represent the corporation in a leadership role at the
national level;

willingness to travel approximately 6-8 days a year.

To apply, send resume and cover letter highlighting qualifications to:

                             Denise Sefranka (VA#60769)
                             Human Resources
                             The Research Libraries Group, Inc.
                             1200 Villa Street
                             Mountain View, CA  94041-1100

Deadline:  October 11, 1991

                  Conservation DistList Instance 5:20
               Distributed: Thursday, September 19, 1991
                        Message Id: cdl-5-20-005
Received on Tuesday, 17 September, 1991

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