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Position at RLG

From: Linda West <bl.lgw>
Date: Wednesday, October 18, 1995
The Research Libraries Group, Inc.
Member Services Officer (Primary Sources and Preservation)
Reports to: Director, Member Services
Classification: C08
Salary: Inhire $4104-5326/month, depending upon background
    and qualifications

The Research Libraries Group seeks a special individual to direct
its initiatives focusing on two programmatic areas:  primary sources
and preservation.  Historically, RLG has served the needs of primary
source managers and preservation specialists in member archives,
museums, libraries, and other types of repositories.  The member
services officer's portfolio will include supporting current and new
initiatives that enhance the ability of member institutions to make
progress on shared problems.  The singular contribution of RLG to
the scholarly research process will be realized through its
fostering of collaborative activities that promote identification
and use into the future of unique materials.  The member services
officer will take a leadership role, working with member
institutions to develop new initiatives and serving as catalyst for
innovative program planning.

Responsibilities include:

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

Convenes member advisors to develop projects and initiatives that
respond to evolving member interests and needs.  Develops funding
strategies and grant proposals to support primary sources and
preservation initiatives.

Develops strategies for supporting an expanding membership and for
enhancing the appeal of the programmatic activities for new

Seeks to identify unique data resources, to understand user needs,
to facilitate creation of effective access tools, and to secure the
availability of resources into the future.

Advocates program needs and priorities within RLG; provides
information on trends and issues relating to primary sources,
preservation, and the research process.

Participates effectively on Member Services team, which manages the
collaborative activities of RLG members.

Represents RLG nationally and internationally on issues and
activities in these areas.


MLS, and/or advanced degree in an academic discipline.  Eight years
professional experience in library, archive, museum, or other
repository of primary source material, or equivalent combination of
education and experience.  Significant experience with preservation
and conservation programs.

Experience and demonstrated expertise in the research process,
including analyzing and supporting the scholarly information seeking
process; working knowledge of electronic information technology as
applied to scholarly research and instruction; proven skills in
preservation planning and administration.

Proven ability to provide leadership in the design, development, and
implementation of a wide range of programs and projects at the
institutional, national, and international levels; to think
creatively and strategically; to conceptualize and solve problems;
to administer programmatic activities involving geographically
dispersed constituencies.

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in

Ability to represent the corporation effectively in a leadership
role nationally and internationally.

Willingness to travel approximately 30 days a year.

To apply, send resume and cover letter highlighting qualifications

    Human Resources, Job #009MSO
    The Research Libraries Group, Inc.
    1200 Villa Street
    Mountain View CA 94041-1100

Position open until filled.  For best consideration, please apply by
Friday, November 17, 1995.  EOE/AA.

Founded in 1975, the Research Libraries Group, Inc. (RLG), is a
not-for-profit membership organization of leading education,
scientific, and cultural organizations.  RLG currently serves 150
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
and management for both member and nonmember institutions and

Linda West
Director, Member Services
Research Libraries Group

                  Conservation DistList Instance 9:36
                 Distributed: Sunday, October 22, 1995
                        Message Id: cdl-9-36-020
Received on Wednesday, 18 October, 1995

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