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Position at University of Florida

From: Erich Kesse <erikess>
Date: Tuesday, January 12, 1993
U.S. Newspaper Program Coordinator.

Visiting Instructor Librarian   $25,000. 12 Month Appointment.

Reports to:  Principal Investigator, US Newspaper Program/ Florida
     (Dolores C. Jenkins, Journalism Librarian, University of Florida)

JOB SUMMARY:  USNP/Florida coordinator for 1993; will distribute surveys
to determine extent of newspapers with Florida imprints; provide
follow-up for non-responses to insure as thorough a coverage as
possible; create an in-house database of the surveys (using Pro-Cite
software, Microsoft Word, etc. on MacIntosh personal computers); will
plan two meetings during the year for the statewide advisory committee
which will examine the results of the surveys and make its
recommendations for the USNP's priorities; will work with the principal
investigator and the rest of the University of Florida USNP staff to
plan and present to the National Endowment for the Humanities grant
proposals for USNP/Florida for the next two to five years.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  supervises one to two student assistants; keeps a log
of the project's activities to provide accountability for the grant;
corresponds with the other statewide USNP committee members; provides
initial contact and follow-up on the surveys; inputs records into the
database or trains the students to do so; makes publicity contacts for
the project; makes other contacts with newspaper-related agencies,
research centers, etc.; visits sites when warranted to collect survey
information; collects information, particularly regarding costs and time
frames, to develop the grant proposals to NEH for the
microfilming/preservation and cataloging phases of the project.  The
coordinator will also perform other duties as may evolve in the course
of the project which have been identified either by the USNP/Florida
staff and committee or by the coordinator herself/himself.

REQUIRED:  Bachelor's degree or demonstrated related professional
experience in library science or journalism; working knowledge of
personal computers.
PREFERRED: Master's degree in library science; experience in cataloging
in OCLC environment.

The University Of Florida is a large, land grant, public educational
research institution with a faculty of approximately 3,500 and a student
body of nearly 30,000 undergraduates and more than 6,000 graduate
students.  The University is a member of the Association of American
Universities and offers the PhD degree in 86 fields and the Master's
degree in 105 fields.  Sponsored research awards exceed $200,000,000
annually.  The University's academic program is among the most
comprehensive in the nation on a single campus.

The Libraries, currently holding more than 2,800,000 cataloged volumes
and maintaining more than 30,000 current serials, comprise a humanities
and social sciences library, a special collections library, a science
library, and discipline-oriented branches in education,
architecture/fine arts, and music.  Two independent libraries, the Legal
Information Center and the Health Sciences Center Library, add their
bibliographic records to the online catalog, a NOTIS-based integrated
system which currently gives access to more than 1,800,000 bibliographic
records.  The Libraries hold membership in the Research Libraries Group
and maintain an active cataloging program through the SOLINET/OCLC

Faculty status.  Twenty-two days vacation, thirteen days sick leave
annually.  TIAA/CREF or other retirement options, usual insurance
benefits, no state or local income tax.

SEND LETTER OF APPLICATION with a recent resume and the names, addresses
and phone numbers of three professional references by January 15, 1993
(CLOSING DATE: January 20, 1993) to:

    Mari Bussell
    Library Personnel Officer
    370 Library West
    University of Florida
    Gainesville, Florida  32611

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Erich J. Kesse
Preservation Office
University of Florida Libraries
Fax: 904-392-7251

                  Conservation DistList Instance 6:37
                Distributed: Thursday, January 14, 1993
                        Message Id: cdl-6-37-010
Received on Tuesday, 12 January, 1993

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