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Subject: Report on staffing

Report on staffing

From: Jeanne Drewes <jeanne.drewes>
Date: Wednesday, July 13, 1994
At the 1991 ALA Annual Conference, the PLMS (Preservation of Library
Materials Section) Preservation Management Committee (PMC) expressed
interest in having information gathered about staffing in preservation
programs.  A task force  was appointed shortly thereafter to investigate
this issue. The task force began by examining statistical information
about staffing, including the ARL (Association of Research Libraries)
statistics. It also collected and examined job descriptions and
organizational charts from a number of libraries.  While this latter
group of material was of some use in understanding staffing levels and
kinds of positions common in a small cross-section of libraries, the
task force felt that more specific information was needed. Thus, in 1993
at the ALA Midwinter Meeting, the task force proposed to PMC that a
survey be sent to managers of preservation programs that would gather
the kind of information that would more clearly identify some of the key
factors that influence the staffing of preservation programs....

    **** Moderator's comments:   The full text of this report is
    available in Conservation OnLine. (Browse by Topic/Administration)

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