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Subject: Position at Vermont Newspaper Project

Position at Vermont Newspaper Project

From: Birdie MacLennan <bmaclenn>
Date: Wednesday, September 2, 1998
Project Coordinator, Vermont Newspaper Project
(temporary position, funded through June 2000)
Reports to Co-Directors of the Vermont Newspaper Project

In consultation with Project co-directors and systems personnel at
the University of Vermont and with staff at the Vermont Department
of Libraries, the Project Coordinator is responsible for the
day-to-day management of the Vermont Newspaper Project, including:
Implementation of microfilming/preservation operations; Database
maintenance activities--including oversight, maintenance, and
development of a searchable World Wide Web-based database of Vermont
newspapers; General maintenance and oversight over the Project's
World Wide Web site; Oversight of cataloging and bibliographic
control activities at home base and in the field. The Project
Coordinator is responsible for supervising 1.5 FTE, establishing and
implementing procedures, and monitoring workflow and output. This is
an NEH grant-supported, temporary full-time position, funded through
June of the year 2000.

Duties and Responsibilities:

    1.  Responsible for implementing microfilming operations;
        identifies candidate titles for microfilming; negotiates for
        microfilming services; trains staff in preservation and
        inspection methods; creates and implements targeting
        procedures; mends and collates newspapers for microfilming;
        executes reel programming.

    2.  Maintains and develops Vermont Newspaper Database.
        Coordinates with systems staff at the University of Vermont
        in implementing web-based searchable database of Vermont

    3.  Maintains and develops Vermont Newspaper Project Web site.

    4.  Has oversight over cataloging procedures. Catalogs
        newspapers according to AACR2/CONSER/USNP guidelines.
        Oversees OCLC bibliographic and union listing activities.

    5.  Supervises 1.5 FTE Project staff.

    6.  Monitors workflow and progress of the project; reports
        progress on specified schedule.

    7.  Maintains complete and accurate records of all work

    8.  Performs additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications: MLS from ALA-accredited school; knowledge of
microfilming preparation or preservation activities for newspapers;
one or more years of cataloging and supervisory experience,
preferably in a research institution; working knowledge of AACR2 and
MARC serials format; experience with newspapers and/or serials;
experience with online computer systems, including OCLC, database
management software (MS Visual FoxPro and/or Inmagic), and Internet
applications (e.g. electronic mail, HTML markup and World Wide Web
site development); strong interpersonal and communication skills and
the ability to work harmoniously with a variety of people;
demonstrated ability to pay attention to detail; flexibility and
willingness to shift priorities according to current needs; a sense
of humor; commitment to professional growth.  Some travel is

Salary & Application Information:We actively seek applicants from
diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Faculty member will be
hired at the Instructor or Assistant Professor level. Salary
minimum: $27,500 for Library Instructor; $31,000 for Library
Assistant Professor.

Generous benefits package includes:  TIAA/CREF (or alternative plan)
and 22 days of annual leave.  Position open until filled; screening
will begin immediately. Send letter of application, resume, and
names and telephone numbers of three professional references to:

    Birdie MacLennan
    Vermont Newspaper Project
    Bailey/Howe Library
    University of Vermont
    Burlington, VT 05405

For additional information about the Vermont Newspaper Project, see
<URL:>. AA/EEO employer

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