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Subject: Position at University of Tennessee

Position at University of Tennessee

From: Gail Conner <conner>
Date: Wednesday, July 29, 1998
Preservation Coordinator
Appointment Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor
Salary: Minimum $35,000 for Assistant Professor,
        Minimum $42,000 for Associate Professor
Available: December 1,1998

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville seeks a dynamic librarian to
develop and lead a preservation program for the Libraries. In
collaboration with representatives from all areas of the Libraries,
the Preservation Coordinator formulates a preservation vision,
develops plans and goals, and implements projects. Reports to the
Team Leader for Collection Development & Management; the Team Leader
to the Dean of Libraries.

Thirty subject librarians from across the organization participate
in UTK collection development and management activities. The CDM
Team, responsible for a $4+ million information resources budget,
consists of a Team Leader; Collection Management and Preservation
coordinators; 2 CDM librarians; and 5 support staff. Coordinators
for Humanities, Sciences, Social Sciences, and Electronic Services,
report to both CDM and Reference.

Responsibilities: Provides the leadership to enable the Libraries to
successfully preserve its information resources. In a collaborative
environment plans, organizes, and coordinates preservation
activities and projects for the Libraries. Monitors conformance with
Libraries preservation policies and procedures, and assesses their
effectiveness. Supervises one Senior Library Specialist. Chairs the
Preservation Matrix, a policy-making and implementation advisory
group composed of representatives from several library teams.
Initiates and oversees informational and training programs. Provides
consultation and assistance to the Libraries and University
community in preservation emergencies, including the development and
maintenance of an emergency preparedness program. Identifies
appropriate external funding sources and prepares grant proposals.
Applies digital and reprographic technologies as they relate to
preservation. Represents the Libraries on preservation-related
groups and programs on the local, regional, and national level.

Opportunities: A new position for the UTK Libraries, the
Preservation Coordinator will integrate several ongoing activities
into a preservation program. The Preservation Matrix receives an
annual allocation from the information resources budget; funds have
been spent on reformatting, including preservation photocopying and
preservation microfilm. A small conservation laboratory is
available. Binding and reformatting are outsourced. The Libraries
organizational structure fosters cooperation and offers the
potential for preservation advocacy across library teams. The
Libraries have participated in national preservation microfilming
grants, and are a charter member of the Digital Library Federation.
The Preservation Coordinator may serve as a subject librarian.

Qualifications: ALA-accredited MLS degree with several years'
professional experience. Substantial preservation experience and/or
education. Demonstrated knowledge of current preservation practices,
including electronic applications. Excellent organizational,
interpersonal and communications skills; ability to make decisions;
commitment to fostering a collaborative work environment. Preferred:
Managerial experience. Experience in an academic or research
library. Experience with one or more of the following: collection
management; faculty liaison; selection of library materials.

Benefits: Librarians at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville have
faculty rank and status and are appointed for twelve months. This is
a tenure track appointment. Library faculty must meet University
requirements for promotion and tenure. Annual leave is accrued at
the rate of two days per month and sick leave at the rate of one day
per month. Faculty have their choice of a state retirement plan or
TIAA/CREF. Non-refundable contributions to either retirement plan
are paid for the employee by the University. Group health and life
insurance plans are available. Tuition remission is available for
all university employees; partial undergraduate tuition remission is
available to dependent children and spouses of UT employees.

Additional information about this position and the UTK community can
be found through the links listed on UTK's web site.

Send letter of application, a current resume, and the names,
addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three recent
references to:

    Jill Keally, Head, Library Support Services
    1015 Volunteer Blvd.
    Knoxville TN 37996-1000
    Fax: 423/974-4696.

Review of applications will begin September 15, 1998, and will
continue until the position is filled. The University of Tennessee,
Knoxville, does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color,
religion, national origin, age, disability or veteran status in
provision of educational programs and services or employment
opportunities and benefits. This policy extends to both employment
by and admission to the University.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 12:13
                 Distributed: Wednesday, July 29, 1998
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Received on Wednesday, 29 July, 1998

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