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Position at Indiana University

From: Andis Betty Jean <bandis>
Date: Friday, August 27, 1999
Head, Preservation Department
Indiana University Libraries, Bloomington

Position Description: Indiana University Libraries in Bloomington
seek a dynamic and innovative librarian to lead a reinvigorated and
expanding preservation program. The Preservation Department is
moving towards a consolidated and comprehensive program with a
renewed commitment from the Dean of Libraries, as a result of an
external review and the prospect of a state-of-the-art Preservation
Lab in the future Auxiliary Library Facility. The head of
preservation will provide leadership in planning the new facility
and reconfiguring a decentralized staff into a centralized
department.  The position currently oversees a staff consisting of a
professional conservation librarian, 2.75 support staff FTE, and 1.5
student assistant FTE.  In addition the Lilly Library has a
professional conservator and 1 FTE support staff.  The head reports
to the Associate Dean and Director of Collection Development and is
a member of the Research Collections and Services Division.  The
Preservation Department makes growing use of digital technologies
and the head also serves as a member of the Digital Library Program
administrative team.

Responsibilities:  Develops and establishes preservation policies,
and the department's long- and short-range goals and objectives.
Oversees state-and grant-funded budgets and develops a
cost-effective operation that is responsive to the needs of other
library units, collection managers, and library users.  Motivates
and leads staff in a productive and collaborative working
environment.  Pursues grant opportunities for special programs in
preservation including reformatting, mass deacidification,
digitization, and conservation. Evaluates collections for
preservation and reformatting and monitors environmental conditions
of stacks, collections, and exhibition venues. As the leader of the
libraries' preservation efforts, the head of preservation works in
close cooperation with bibliographers in setting preservation
priorities and with technical services staff who provide
bibliographic access.  Promotes the  mission to digitize parts of
the collection, investigates applications of digital technology for
preservation, and participates in imaging and digitizing in
accordance with library priorities.  Maintains disaster plan and
oversees disaster team that deals with library collections.
Represents the libraries to external organizations, such as the CIC,
on matters concerning cooperative programs for preservation and
contractual services.

Qualifications:  MLS from an ALA-accredited program and management
experience in a comprehensive preservation program at a research
library, or comparable combination of professional training and
experience.  Knowledge of current trends in preservation required.
Background in reformatting or conservation required; knowledge of
issues involved with imaging technologies, project management, and
access required. Budgetary and resource allocation expertise
essential, along with the analytical skills to conduct cost and
productivity studies. Proven record in successfully applying for and
managing funded grant projects. Excellent written and oral
communication skills.  Ability to build consensus and serve as
member of a team.

Salary and Benefits: Salary and rank are negotiable and competitive,
dependent upon qualifications and experience. This is a tenure-track
academic appointment that includes eligibility for sabbatical
leaves. Benefits include medical, dental and group life insurance;
TIAA/CREF retirement/annuity; and liberal vacation and sick leave.

To apply, send a letter of application, professional vita, and
names, addresses, and phone numbers of four references to:

    Yolanda Cooper-Birdine
    Acting Libraries Human Resources Officer
    Indiana University Libraries
    Main Library, C-201
    Bloomington, IN. 47405
    Fax: 812-855-2576
    ycooperb [at] indiana__edu

Application deadline: Review of applications will begin October 8,
1999 and continue until a successful candidate is chosen.

For further information concerning Indiana University:

Indiana University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity

Betty Andis
Libraries Human Resources
Main Library C-201
Indiana University-Bloomington

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:18
               Distributed: Wednesday, September 1, 1999
                       Message Id: cdl-13-18-018
Received on Friday, 27 August, 1999

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