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Subject: Position at NYU

Position at NYU

From: Paula Destefano <destefan>
Date: Tuesday, May 25, 1999
Assistant Preservation Librarian
New York University Libraries
Position Available

Description:  Assists the Head of the Preservation Department in
managing the Library's preservation program, including defining
needs, establishing goals and objectives; assigning, training,
supervising and evaluating allocated staff. Manages the department's
commercial binding and reformatting units (includes preservation
microfilming, preservation photocopying and digital imaging) and
communicates with vendors. Participates in planning and conducting
condition and needs assessment surveys, gathers and analyzes
statistics, designs and manages databases and assists in
grant-writing.   Collaborates with bibliographers and selectors to
identify and facilitate binding, reformatting and conservation
treatment needs; organizes and conducts staff preservation awareness
and book handling sessions.  Assists in maintaining and updating the
Library's disaster plan and assists in monitoring environmental
conditions within the Library.

The New York University Libraries: Library facilities at NYU serve
the schools 50,000 students and faculty and contain more than 4
million volumes.  The Elmer Holmes Bobst Library houses 3 million of
these volumes and serves as the University's principle research
resource.  New York University is a member of the Research Libraries
Group and serves as the headquarters for the Research Library
Association of South Manhattan, a consortium of three academic
institutions, and is affiliated with The New-York Historical

NYU's preservation department supports a wide array of program
activities including, commercial binding, conservation, preservation
microfilming, preservation photocopying, digital imaging, staff and
user education, disaster preparedness, environmental monitoring and
state and federal grant-funded projects for preservation.

Qualifications: ALA Accredited MLS, subject master's degree required
for tenure.  Preference will be given to candidates with a
certificate in preservation administration and/or at least two years
experience in a preservation department.  Broad understanding of the
role of preservation in an academic setting and knowledge of
emerging trends in preservation and conservation are essential.
Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and prioritize projects.
Experience in digital imaging, computer skills, database management,
and vendor negotiation preferred. Demonstrated supervisory
experience required.  Excellent oral and written communication

Salary/Benefits: Faculty status, attractive benefits package
including five weeks annual vacation.  Salary commensurate with
experience and background.  Minimum: $35,000.

Apply: To ensure consideration, send resume and letter of
application, including the name, address and telephone number of
three references by July 31, 1999 to: Janet Koztowski, Director,
Human Resources, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square
South, New York, NY 10012.   Preliminary interviews at the American
Library Association conference in New Orleans in June.

NYU encourages applications from women and members of minority

Paula De Stefano
Barbara Goldsmith Curator for Preservation and
    Head, Preservation Department
New York University Libraries
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
Fax: 212-995-4583

                  Conservation DistList Instance 12:90
                   Distributed: Tuesday, May 25, 1999
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Received on Tuesday, 25 May, 1999

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