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Subject: Position at Cornell

Position at Cornell

From: Sam Demas <sgd1>
Date: Wednesday, July 13, 1994
Preservation/Conservation Manager
Mann Library, Cornell University

Under the direction of the Preservation Librarian, manages the
preservation and conservation operations of Mann Library, including:
commercial binding operations, conservation treatments, and reformatting
operations. Formulates conservation and preservation workflows and
procedures, monitors and evaluates quantity and quality of output.
Juggles operations priorities, and deploys and trains staff as
appropriate to accomplish the day to day work of the
Preservation/Conservation Unit. Includes personnel management of 4-6
full time staff, plus student assistants. Manages multiple grant funded
projects, including monitoring budgets, and writing progress and final
reports to funding agencies. Solves complex problems and develops
innovative solutions to workflow problems and challenges, including the
mainstreaming of digital scanning technology as a preservation treatment
option. Makes treatment decisions and participates in formulation of
preservation policies. Assists Preservation Librarian in developing
Preservation Policy and in preparing funding proposals.


B.A./B.S. degree required. Subject background in agriculture, life
sciences, or human ecology desirable. Minimum of 3 years of management
and/or preservation-related experience required. Demonstrated
organizational and personnel management ability. Demonstrated ability to
manage multiple operations simultaneously, work under pressure, develop
and improve workflows, and manage budgets. Excellent interpersonal and
communication skills required. There is a strong preference for
candidates with experience in preservation/conservation management, and
experience in academic/research libraries. Other comparable experience
will be given consideration. Experience with cooperative projects and
commercial contracts desirable.

Review of applicants will commence August 15. Applications will be
accepted until the position is filled. Send letter of application,
resume, and names of three references to

    Ann Dyckman
    Personnel Officer
    201 Olin Library
    Cornell University
    Ithaca, NY 14853

Sam Demas
Head, Collection Development & Preservation
Albert R. Mann Library
Cornell University
Ithaca, N.Y. 14853
Fax: 607-255-0318

                   Conservation DistList Instance 8:7
                  Distributed: Thursday, July 14, 1994
                        Message Id: cdl-8-7-011
Received on Wednesday, 13 July, 1994

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