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Subject: Position at Northwestern University Library

Position at Northwestern University Library

From: Richard Frieder <frieder>
Date: Friday, November 8, 1996
Preservation Digital Technology Librarian
Dept: Preservation
Reports to: Head, Preservation Department
Supervises: two LAII Preservation Assistants; student employees

This is a permanent, part-time (.75 FTE, 28.2 hours per week)

Responsibilities:  The Preservation Digital Technology Librarian
will work with the Department Head, other Preservation staff, staff
throughout the Library and elsewhere on campus, and staff at other
institutions, on activities related to employing digital technology
in preserving Northwestern's collections, and on issues related to
the preservation of electronic formats.

The Preservation Digital Technology Librarian will take initiative
in various planning and implementation aspects of digitizing
activities, including both images and text, such as identifying
materials to be converted; identifying and addressing questions
regarding scanning, mark-up, bibliographic control and management
data; and addressing access issues (e.g., access software, Web
access, indexing and searching, on-screen display, long-term
access/preservation).  Some activities may be conducted in
cooperation with other institutions. The Preservation Digital
Technology Librarian will also work with the Department Head and
others in exploring and implementing ways in which information
existing in electronic format will be preserved.  In addition, the
Preservation Digital Technology Librarian may work on other duties
as assigned within the Preservation Department.

Qualifications: Flexibility to work in a dynamic and changing
environment. M.L.S. degree plus at least one year of experience as a
librarian in information technology, technical services and/or
public services functions. Experience in information technologies
highly desirable, especially as associated with digitizing books,
documents, and images and making them available electronically.
Knowledge of the World Wide Web, web browsers, HTML, scanning
technology, and/or electronic text initiatives preferred. Ability to
think critically, take initiative, work independently within a team
framework, and manage a variety of different activities
concurrently. Excellent communications, interpersonal, and
organizational skills.

Compensation: $26,750 minimum (full time equivalent), plus excellent

To apply: Send letter of application, resume and names and addresses
of three references to Peter J. Devlin, Personnel Librarian,
Northwestern University Library, 1935 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL
60208-2300. Northwestern University Library is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  Employment eligibility
verification required upon hire.

Applications received by December 6, 1996, will receive first consideration.

Richard Frieder
Head, Preservation Department
Northwestern University Library
1935 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208-2305

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