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Position at Johns Hopkins

From: David James <david.james>
Date: Tuesday, March 19, 1996
Head, Preservation Department
The Johns Hopkins University
Milton S. Eisenhower Library

The Milton S. Eisenhower Library of The Johns Hopkins University
offers an exciting opportunity in the field of preservation
administration for an individual with vision, energy, and the
entrepreneurial spirit.

Boasting one of the older and better known preservation programs in
an academic library in the United States, the Eisenhower Library has
often been in the vanguard of the preservation community.  Over four
years ago, the library restructured its preservation program to
focus primarily on collections conservation, while maintaining its
capacity to perform single-item conservation.  Today, the library
seeks a technologically knowledgeable manager who is able to extend
its preservation program into new arenas, such as digital and other
types of reformatting, care of non-print and electronic materials,
and staff and user education.

The Eisenhower Library prizes initiative, creativity, and
professionalism and offers challenge, independence, and visibility.

Responsibilities

Develop and recommend policies and programs to preserve and conserve
the library's collections.

Organize, manage, and plan for the units reporting to this position:
Book Repair, Exhibit Support and Intermediate Treatments,
Conservation Bindery and Paper Lab, and Commercial Binding Office.

Provide technical advice to the Book Preparation Unit (in
Acquisitions).

Chair library-wide Preservation Committee.

Represent the library in preservation activities involving local,
regional, and national agencies and organizations, and provide
leadership in the development of cooperative preservation projects.

Serve on the library's Management Team and report to the library
director.

Qualifications

MLS from an ALA-accredited library school.

Extensive knowledge of library preservation, conservation, and
collection management principles, practices, and issues.

Knowledge of and experience with reformatting technologies,
including the application of digital technologies to preservation,
highly desirable.

Demonstrated administrative and supervisory experience, preferably
in an academic research library preservation/conservation program.

Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills.

The hiring range is $35,824 - $45,680, depending on education and
experience.

Excellent benefits, including life and health insurance and dental
and tuition plans for staff member, spouse, and dependent children.

To apply, send letter of application, resume, and three letters of
reference indicating job #S96-116 by April 30 to:

    The Johns Hopkins University
    Homewood Human Resources
    119 Garland Hall
    3400 North Charles Street
    Baltimore, Maryland  21218

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Smoke free and drug free.
A.A./E.O.E.

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