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Subject: Position at Mann Library

Position at Mann Library

From: Sam Demas <sgd1>
Date: Thursday, July 29, 1993
The following position on the staff of Mann Library is available this
fall. Mann Library, the second largest library within the Cornell
University Library system, serves the College of Agriculture and Life
Sciences, the College of Human Ecology, and the Division of Biological
Sciences at Cornell.  Mann Library's research and development program is
aimed at developing the Electronic Library, which includes systematic
development and preservation of its outstanding collections in all

The Mann Library collection development and preservation program is
actively involved in developing and applying methodologies for
systematic, intellectually sound, selection for preservation, discipline
by discipline. Preservation activity is firmly based in a commitment to
the systematic, nationally coordinated, setting of preservation
priorities for the literature of disciplines.

    Preservation Librarian/Selector
    Mann Library, Cornell University

    Albert R. Mann Library seeks a librarian with experience in both
    collection development and preservation management.  Collection
    development responsibilities include selection for preservation,
    and, using expertise in full text digital publications, selection of
    full text electronic publications in agriculture, biology, and human
    ecology. Management of preservation requires leadership, creativity,
    and experience in library preservation and conservation. Mann's
    preservation program is staffed by 5 FTE.

    Responsibilities include: 1. national preservation planning for the
    literature of those disciplines served by Mann Library; 2.
    participation in sophisticated bibliographic projects (such as core
    literature identification) to set priorities for preservation of the
    literature of these disciplines; 3. writing funding proposals; 4.
    managing multiple grant-funded reformatting projects (producing
    microform, paper facsimile, and digital copies);  5. formulating
    preservation policies; 6. managing minor repair operations and
    expand conservation treatment capabilities; and 7. acting as liaison
    with Cornell's central Department of Conservation and Preservation.

    Requirements: MLS; minimum 3 years preservation experience;
    demonstrated supervisory and management skills, including experience
    managing reformatting projects; excellent written and oral
    communication skills; experience with information management
    software.  Desirable qualifications: subject background in
    agriculture, biology, or human ecology; experience with use of
    digital technology in preservation; knowledge of conservation
    treatments; successful proposal writing; experience with cooperative
    and commercial contracts.

    Salary dependent upon qualifications and experience.

    Screening of applicants will begin August 18 and continue until the
    position is filled.  Submit a letter of application, list of 3
    references, and resume to: Ann Dyckman, Personnel Director, 201 Olin
    Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. 14853.

Sam Demas
Head of Collection Development and Preservation
Mann Library
Cornell University
Ithaca, N.Y. 14853

                  Conservation DistList Instance 7:16
                  Distributed: Thursday, July 29, 1993
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Received on Thursday, 29 July, 1993

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