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Position at University of Iowa

From: Pam Spitzmueller <cadpam>
Date: Friday, July 21, 1995
Preservation Librarian
University of Iowa Libraries,
Iowa City, IA

Position Description:  Responsible for planning, organizing,
coordinating, and implementing the preservation program for the UI
LIbraries. The preservation program includes management and
coordination of preservation activities for all formats,
reformatting efforts, disaster preparedness planning, staff
training, and patron education related to preservation, coordination
of preservation activities with other processing units, and
functional supervision of the Preservation Department.  The
Preservation Department includes an assistant with responsibility
for assessment and reformatting, the Binding and Marking Unit, Book
Repair (a unit performing repair of the circulating collections),
and a Conservation Department with a significant educational
component.  The Preservation Librarian manages the preservation
budget, and is typically responsible for the oversight of one or
more grant funded preservation microfilming projects.  The
Preservation Librarian participates in the development and
preparation of grant proposals related to preservation, and is
expected to represent the University of Iowa LIbraries in
appropriate regional and national forums.  The position reports to
the Director for Collections and Information Resources.


Required:  A graduate degree from an ALA accredited library and
information science program, or the equivalent; general knowledge of
preservation operations in a research library environment;
demonstrated managerial and leadership abilities; excellent oral and
written communication skills; excellent interpersonal and
supervisory skills; demonstrated commitment to professional
involvement. Preferred:  Familiarity with information technology in
libraries including digital imaging technologies; prior experience
in preservation microfilming projects.

Salary and Appointment:  Appointment rank and salary will be based
on relevant experience and educational background.   Appointment
will be made at the Librarian II or III Level.

Salary range: $32,000-$39,000 depending on qualifications and

The University offers an attractive package of benefits including 25
days of paid vacation per year, TIAA/CREF retirement, and a flexible
selection of medical, life, and vision insurance, child care credit,
and additional benefits.

The UI Libraries:  The UI Library system consists of the Main
Library and 11 departmental libraries (Art, Music, Business, and the
sciences, including the health sciences). With some 3 million
volumes, the collections of the UI LIbraries rank 27 out of 107 in
the Association of Research LIbraries.  OASIS, the Libraries'
NOTIS-based automated system, offers access to a variety of
databases in addition to local catalog records.  The University is a
member of the Research Libraries Group and makes use of both RLIN
and OCLC.  Staff are actively engaged in regional and national
cooperative efforts.  The Libraries provide a program of support for
professional development activities.

Environment--The University and Iowa City:  A major research and
teaching institution, the University of Iowa offers recognized
programs in a wide variety of areas.  The University consists of a
faculty of some 1,600 serving 28,000 students, 9,000 of whom are
registered in graduate degree programs.  Iowa City is a community
with excellent educational, recreational, and cultural advantages,
and is readily accessible via interstate highways and a major
airport only 30 minutes away.

Application Procedures:  Applications received by Sept. 15, 1995
will receive first consideration. Minorities and women are
particularly encouraged to apply. Qualified individuals should
submit a letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses,
and telephone numbers of three references to:

    Janice Simmons-Welburn
    Coordinator of Personnel and Diversity Programs
    University of Iowa Libraries
    Iowa City, Iowa 52242

The University of Iowa is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action

                  Conservation DistList Instance 9:13
                 Distributed: Wednesday, July 26, 1995
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Received on Friday, 21 July, 1995

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