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Subject: Position at Tulane

Position at Tulane

From: Sally Somers <somers>
Date: Wednesday, October 2, 1996
Preservation Department, Head
Tulane University Library

Tulane University Library invites nominations and applications for
the Head of the Preservation Department.  The position reports to
the Assistant University Librarian for Technical Services,
supervises 4 paraprofessional staff, and is responsible for managing
and leading the preservation program for the general collections at
Tulane. Responsibilities:  Oversees the daily operation of the
Department to ensure that materials move in a timely and
cost-effective manner; Supervises commercial and inhouse binding,
conservation, and reformatting activities; Hires, trains, and
supervises staff; Establishes departmental goals and provides for
their evaluation; Coordinates library-wide staff/user education
programs; Maintains environmental monitoring program; Maintains
disaster plan; Prepares grant proposals for preservation activities;
Initiates and administers collections maintenance needs analysis for
the general collections; Other duties and responsibilities as
assigned.

Qualifications: Required: ALA-accredited MLS; Knowledge of
preservation and conservation practices and techniques as
demonstrated through previous relevant experience and/or successful
completion of a formal program or internship in the preservation of
research library materials; Excellent oral and written
communications skills; Excellent interpersonal skills; Commitment
to professional involvement, preferably at the national level;
Strong service orientation; Flexibility to manage a  variety of
tasks with varying time pressures and constantly changing
priorities.

Preferred:  Prior library experience in an academic or research
library; Supervisory experience; Sufficient knowledge of
bibliographic control concepts to direct bibliographic searching for
reformatting of materials; Familiarity with one or more modern
European languages.

Salary/Benefits:  Rank and salary commensurate with experience,
minimum $26,000.00; Excellent benefits, choice of health plans,
immediate tuition waiver for self, and undergraduate tuition waiver
for dependents. TO APPLY: Send letter, resume, and name, address,
and telephone number of 3 references including immediate supervisor
to Melonie Hughes, Administrative Associate, Howard-Tilton Memorial
Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.  Review of
applications will  begin November 1, 1996 and continue until the
position is filled.  Tulane University is an equal opportunity,
affirmative action employer.

Sally W. Somers
Assistant University Librarian for Technical Services
Howard-Tilton Memorial Library
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA 70118
504-865-5603
Fax: 504-865-6773

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