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Subject: Position at Emory University

Position at Emory University

From: Ann V. Frellsen <libavf>
Date: Monday, October 4, 1999
Non-Print Conservator
Preservation Office
Emory University

Emory University seeks applications for a Non-Print Conservator to
provide a range of preservation services for non-print collections,
both circulating and archival, in the General Libraries, Health
Science Library, Law Library, Oxford College Library and Theology

The position reports to the Coordinator, Preservation Initiatives
and Services and works closely with other Preservation Office staff
including the book conservator and the reprographics supervisor.
Non-print collections with which the individual will work may
include film, videotape, computer tapes, disks and other electronic
formats, audio and music recordings in a variety of formats,
photographs, magnetic media and realia.

Responsibilities: Key responsibilities include assessing current
collections and making recommendations for improvements in their
handling and life cycle management; implementing appropriate
conservation treatments;  planning initiatives to accommodate
increasing numbers of non-print collections, especially digital
electronic formats; serving as an expert advisor in recommending
retention, storage, housing and monitoring environmental conditions;
assisting in grant preparation and carrying out work funded through
grant programs; participating in budget planning for preservation,
and identifying necessary equipment and supplies for the
preservation of non-print media.

Works with staff in all Emory libraries to incorporate appropriate
disaster recovery procedures for non-print media into disaster
preparedness plans.  Attend appropriate conferences and workshops to
remain current with changing technology.

Qualifications: Master's degree (in appropriate technological field
or library science) and three years related conservation experience
beyond the internship level which includes administrative or
supervisory experience (will consider equivalent combination of
education and experience).

Prefer extensive background in photography, film preservation, or
digital imaging technologies. Important qualifications include:
knowledge of national standards for various forms of media; strong
computer skills; expertise with color calibration and color
management systems and with digital conversion software; knowledge
of applications and issues involved in digital technology for
preservation and the preservation of magnetic media; and knowledge
of preservation and collection management practices and issues.

Requires excellent organizational skills, supervisory skills, and
oral and written communication skills, initiate and adapt to change,
and ability to work effectively in a collaborative, team

Salary and Benefits: Salary dependent upon qualifications and
experience; minimum salary is $33,758.  Emory University offers a
comprehensive benefits package including tuition benefits and
retirement options that include TIAA/CREF.

Send letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, and
telephone numbers of three references to:

    Dianne M. Smith, Library Human Resources Officer
    Robert W. Woodruff Library
    Emory University
    Atlanta GA 0322-2870

Application review begins November 15, 1999. Emory University is an
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages women
and minority candidates.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:23
                 Distributed: Tuesday, October 5, 1999
                       Message Id: cdl-13-23-020
Received on Monday, 4 October, 1999

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