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Position at RLG

From: Nancy Elkington <bl.nee>
Date: Tuesday, July 13, 1993
Title: Member Services Officer for Preservation
Reports to: Director, Member Support and Services
Classification: Miscellaneous Professional  (C07/08)
Salary: $3,283-4,970/month, depending upon background and qualifications

Founded in 1975, The Research Libraries Group, Inc. (RLG) is a not-for-
profit membership organization of leading educational, scientific, and
cultural institutions.  RLG currently serves over 120 general and
special members and over 1,000 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 has an operating budget of
$15,000,000 and a staff of 95.  RLG's host institution is Stanford


The Member Services Officer works with the Director, Member Support and
Services, and the Assistant Director for Preservation Services to
initiate, develop, and support a range of preservation and access
projects at RLG and direct the on-going preservation activities of the
organization. The incumbent performs these functions.

Plans, designs, and implements cooperative projects in collaboration
with other member services officers, RLG members, and other national and
inter- national preservation experts; anticipates future projects and

Serves as project manager for large-scale cooperative preservation
reformatting projects and develops models for national and international
cooperation using traditional and new technologies.

Develops grant proposals and funding strategies for preservation-related
projects collaborating with director, RLG central staff and staff in RLG
member institutions.

Develops RLG preservation publications and training events; represents
RLG on program issues and activities by presenting papers, speaking at
national conferences, and writing journal articles.

Advocates program needs and priorities within RLG; resolves problems and
provides information on preservation related and library related issues.

Develops strategies for expanding program membership and for enhancing
the appeal of the program in new constituencies.

Participates actively on Member Support and Services team, which is
charged with managing the collaborative activities of RLG members.


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; think both creatively and
strategically, to conceptualize and solve problems; administer programs
and activities involving geographically dispersed individuals and

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in

Ability to represent the corporation effectively in a leadership role at
the national level.

Willingness to travel approximately 15-20 days a year.

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

    Patricia McClung (#J930969)
    Director, Member Support and Services
    The Research Libraries Group, Inc.
    1200 Villa Street
    Mountain View, California 94041-1100

Deadline: 6 August 1993

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