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Position at NCSU Libraries

From: Jennifer O'Brien <jennifer_o'brien>
Date: Monday, November 11, 1996
Collection Assessment Librarian
North Carolina State University Libraries
(Two-Year,Time-Limited Position)

North Carolina State University Libraries invites applications and
nominations for the position of Collection Assessment Librarian.
Under the primary supervision of the Preservation Librarian, the
Collection Assessment Librarian will work with the heads of both
Special Collections and Preservation. The incumbent will develop an
inter-departmental program to review physical condition of the
general and special collections, integrate preservation into a
collection-wide program focusing on the NCSU Libraries' strengths,
and assess the Libraries' holdings to develop a comprehensive
collection policy for the rare books housed by the Special
Collections Department.  This temporary position is funded for two

Responsibilities: Condition Assessment:  The Collection Assessment
Librarian will survey both special and general collections to
develop an overview of the age of our collections and identify types
of damage and deterioration commonly encountered. The information
generated by the assessment will support development of preservation
priorities for the collections. Rare Book Subject Collection
Assessment: The assessment will describe the subject strengths of
the Libraries' rare book holdings. The final product will be a
collection development policy for the Special Collections Department
that describes current holdings, provides guidelines for the
transfer project outlined below, and makes recommendations on future
collection development. Transfer Project: Using the condition
assessment and collection development policy for guidelines, the
Collection Assessment Librarian will review selected portions of the
general collections to determine whether material found in the open
stacks should be transferred to Special Collections. Materials no
longer suited for housing in special collections will be transferred
to the general collections.Intellectual Access: We assume that the
Transfer Project will increase substantially the Special Collections
Department's holdings.  To ensure that the volumes are properly
represented in the online catalog, the Collection Assessment
Librarian will consult with Cataloging Department staff to ensure
that Special Collections' catalog records conform to accepted
standards for rare materials.

Qualifications: Required: MLS from an accredited library school.
Significant professional experience assessing rare book collections.
Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and carry out long-term
projects.  Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and in
a team environment.

Preferred: Knowledge of library preservation and condition
assessment. Supervisory experience. Knowledge of the bibliography of
the history of science and technology, including nineteenth century
natural history.

Salary and Benefits: Minimum salary $35,000 - $38,000 commensurate
with experience. Librarians at NCSU have academic status without
tenure or rank. Benefits include:  26 days vacation; health
insurance (comprehensive major medical or HMO), and TIAA/CREF,
state, or other retirement options.  Additional and optional dental,
life, disability, deferred compensation, and legal plans are
available.  Tuition waiver program for all campuses of The
University of North Carolina is available.

Recruiting Schedule: Position available immediately.  Review of
applications will begin December 20, 1996.  Applications will be
accepted until the position is filled. Candidates are encouraged to
apply by the review date above to receive full consideration.

To apply, send cover letter (including title of position), resume, and the
names, addresses, and telephone numbers of four current, professional
references to:

    Wendy L. Scott
    Office of Personnel Services
    Box 7111
    NCSU Libraries
    Raleigh, NC  27695-7111

North Carolina State University is dedicated to equality of
opportunity within its community. Accordingly North Carolina State
University does not practice or condone discrimination in any form
against students, employees, or applicants on the grounds of race,
color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or handicap.  North
Carolina State University commits itself to positive action to
secure equal opportunity regardless of those characteristics.

Jennifer O'Brien
Assistant Librarian, Office of Personnel Services
NCSU Libraries
Box 7111
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC  27695-7111

                  Conservation DistList Instance 10:48
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Received on Monday, 11 November, 1996

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