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Subject: Position at Tulane

Position at Tulane

From: Sally Somers <somers>
Date: Monday, August 9, 1999
Preservation Department, Head
Tulane University Library

Tulane University Library invites nominations and applications for
the Head of the Preservation Department.  The position reports to
the Assistant University Librarian for Technical Services,
supervises 4 paraprofessional staff, and is responsible for managing
and leading the preservation program for the general collections at

Responsibilities:  Oversees the daily operation of the Department to
ensure that materials move in a timely and cost-effective manner;
Supervises commercial and inhouse binding, conservation, and
reformatting activities; Hires, trains, and supervises staff;
Establishes departmental goals and provides for their evaluation;
Coordinates library-wide staff/user preservation education programs;
Maintains environmental monitoring program; Maintains disaster plan;
Prepares grant proposals for preservation activities; Initiates and
administers collections maintenance needs analysis for the general
collections; Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications: Required:  ALA-accredited MLS; Knowledge of
preservation and conservation practices and techniques as
demonstrated through previous relevant experience and/or successful
completion of a formal comprehensive program in the preservation of
research library materials; 2 years professional experience
supervising FTE staff; Excellent oral and written communications
skills; Excellent interpersonal skills; Commitment to professional
involvement, preferably at the national level; Strong service
orientation; Flexibility to manage a  variety of tasks with varying
time pressures and constantly changing priorities.  Preferred:
Sufficient knowledge of bibliographic control concepts to direct
bibliographic searching for reformatting of materials; Experience
with commercial binding contracts; Experience in policy formulation;
Familiarity with library automation for bindery operations;
Experience with disaster recovery and preparedness; Familiarity with
library automation systems; Familiarity with one or more modern
European languages.

Salary/Benefits:  Rank and salary commensurate with experience,
minimum $34,000.00;   Excellent benefits, choice of health plans,
immediate tuition waiver for self, and undergraduate tuition waiver
for dependents.  TO APPLY: Send letter, resume, and name, addresses,
and telephone number of 3 references including immediate supervisor

    Mary Orazio,
    Howard-Tilton Memorial Library
    Tulane University
    New Orleans, LA 70118

Review of applications will  begin October 8, 1999 and continue
until the position is filled.  Tulane University is an equal
opportunity, affirmative action employer.

Sally W. Somers
Assistant University Librarian
Howard-Tilton Memorial Library
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA 70118
Fax: 504-865-6773

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:13
                 Distributed: Tuesday, August 10, 1999
                       Message Id: cdl-13-13-012
Received on Monday, 9 August, 1999

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