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Subject: Position at Southwest Missouri State University

Position at Southwest Missouri State University

From: Lynn Cline <lsc085f>
Date: Friday, September 27, 1996
Southwest Missouri State University Library is hiring for a newly-created
faculty position for:

Head, Special Collections & Archives Department

Administers existing
collections, including Rimbaud-Butor, Ozarks Labor Union Archives, other
regional and university materials.  Plans and implements expansion of
collections and facilities, including Web access.  $30,000 minimum for nine

Required:  ALA-accredited MLS; three years experience in a special
collections/archival environment in an academic or research library;
training in archival theory and practice; knowledge of preservation
and conservation issues; demonstrated ability to communicate
effectively with researchers, administrators, colleagues,
benefactors, and other constituencies; knowledge of one or more
foreign languages, preferably French; supervisory experience;
computer literacy; ability to lift boxes weighing over 30 pounds and
to tolerate dust and mold.  Preferred:  Second master's degree in
history, literature or another relevant subject field; rare book
cataloging experience and knowledge of DCRB and USMARC format;
experience or training in implementing preservation and access
programs, particularly digitization; evidence of scholarship through
publications or presentations.

Summer appointment usually available at up to 1/5 additional salary.
Tenure track faculty appointment in the Dept. of Library Science.
Includes occasional teaching in library science curriculum.  Rank
dependent upon qualifications.  Comprehensive insurance including
health, dental and life; State retirement; tuition benefits.  The
Libraries are planning a major addition and renovation which will
incorporate state-of-the-art technology with completion expected by
2000.  Springfield is Missouri's third largest city, with
metropolitan population of 250,000 and a cost of living of 92.5. For
more information, see our Web sites at or

Send letter of application, resume, and names of three references with
addresses and phone numbers to:

    Special Collections/Archives Search Committee
    Southwest Missouri State University
    Meyer Library
    901 S. National #175
    Springfield, MO  65804-0095

Consideration of applications will begin October 7, 1996, and
continue until positions are filled. AA/EOE

                  Conservation DistList Instance 10:32
                Distributed: Friday, September 27, 1996
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Received on Friday, 27 September, 1996

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