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Subject: Position at Harvard

Position at Harvard

From: Malcolm Hamilton <malcolm_hamilton>
Date: Thursday, July 1, 1999
Preservation Project Librarian (Temporary Position)
Harvard Job Requisition  #1436
Salary $36,000

Under the general direction of the Senior Preservation Program
Officer and in collaboration with the Senior Preservation Cataloger,
the Preservation Project Librarian supervises the day-to-day
activities of the NEH Project Team and participates in the work of
the team.  Team goals are to ensure that a $939,900 preservation
microfilming project funded by the National Endowment for the
Humanities for the two year period July 1, 1999 and June 30, 2001,
is characterized by thoroughness, accuracy, efficiency, and

Required education, experience, skills: Master's degree in library
science.  Strong organizational skills, including demonstrated
ability to establish priorities and achieve goals; to train,
supervise, motivate, and evaluate staff; to encourage team work; and
to plan, organize, and direct work in a high-production setting.
Ability to monitor budgets; solid knowledge of spreadsheet software.
Ability to analyze and solve problems, and to be flexible and work
collaboratively.  Excellent oral and written communication skills,
including demonstrated ability to prepare reports and procedural
documentation.  Preferred:  technical services experience in a
research library; knowledge of preservation microfilming standards,
guidelines, and procedures.

Duties and responsibilities: Supervise and evaluate 3.5 FTE project
staff and a varying number of casual and student assistants who
prepare materials for microfilming.  Hire and train new staff.  Set
priorities and plan and direct workflow.  Maintain statistics and
work with the Senior Preservation Cataloger and the Senior
Preservation Program Officer to prepare reports.  Establish
productivity and quality standards for all preparation activities
and ensure that they are met.  Maintains staff manuals documenting
policies, procedures, and guidelines.  Communicates with staff
throughout the HUL Preservation Center and in the project libraries
to determine priorities, solve problems, and coordinate day-to-day

Oversees and participates in the following functions:  Bibliographic
searching in HOLLIS and OCLC to determine whether a title has
already been reformatted.  Collating materials to identify missing
pages and ordering missing pages through Interlibrary Loan.
Preparing microfilming targets. Interpreting, cataloging, and
editing records for monographs and serials in a broad range of
languages following USMARC, OCLC, CONSER, and HOLLIS conventions.
Creating holdings records for serials following HOLLIS standards.
Tracking materials to and from the HCL Imaging Services microfilming
lab.  Coordinating post-reformatting workflow, quality control, and
logging of weekly production statistics.

Note: Position is funded for 2 year period, July 1, 1999 - June 30,
2001 by the National Endowment for the Humanities, as the fifth
major brittle books microfilming project undertaken by the HUL
Preservation Center with NEH.

The Harvard University Library is committed to its policy of equal
opportunity and affirmative action.  Employment and advancement are
based upon merit and ability without regard to race, color, creed,
sex, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, or status as a
disabled or Vietnam-era veteran.

Send cover letter and resume to

    Harvard University Employment Office
    Resume Processing Center
    Requisition # 1436
    11 Holyoke Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:6
                  Distributed: Wednesday, July 7, 1999
                        Message Id: cdl-13-6-020
Received on Thursday, 1 July, 1999

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