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Subject: Position at Harvard

Position at Harvard

From: Mathilda van Es <m_vanes>
Date: Friday, October 15, 1999
Preservation Program Officer
Harvard Job Requisition #2941
Salary $38,000 to $50,000 commensurate with experience

Under the general direction of the Senior Preservation Program
Officer in the Harvard University Library Preservation Center, the
Preservation Program Officer is part of a dynamic team charged with
providing preservation services and advice to the 90 libraries at
Harvard. The Preservation Center coordinates and manages a broad
range of activities dedicated to strengthening Harvard's capacity to
preserve its library holdings.

Required education, experience, skills:  Master's degree in library
science. Minimum of three years of experience in library
preservation or a closely related field. Background in conservation,
microfilming, commercial library binding, and/or preservation
education and outreach essential. Familiarity with core literature
in library preservation. Record of professional contributions as
evidenced by publication, presentation, and/or teaching.

Strong organizational skills, including the ability to establish
priorities and achieve goals; and to plan, organize, and direct
projects. Ability to initiate and adapt to change, to analyze and
solve problems, and to be flexible and work collaboratively. Superb
oral and written communication skills, as demonstrated by an ability
to prepare clear, well-organized, timely documentation, including
reports, guidelines and procedures, and news announcements.
Preferred: Graduate-level training in preservation administration or
conservation. Experience preparing grant proposals. Experience
working in a research library setting.

Duties and responsibilities: Collaborates with collections
librarians, curators, and preservation and technical staff
throughout the libraries to assess preservation needs, identify
appropriate responses, and assist with their implementation.

Coordinates preservation education activities, including the
answering of reference questions from the Harvard library community;
preparation of educational materials; and planning and management of
conferences, workshops, and small-group training sessions hosted by
the Preservation Center for the Harvard library community.

Organizes and maintains the preservation resource collection housed
in the Preservation Center, including coordinating selection,
purchase, and indexing activities.

Assists with the development of grant proposals to secure support
for complex, large-scale preservation initiatives. Coordinates the
preparation of news articles, announcements, and other printed
resources disseminated to the Harvard community and beyond.

Maintains the Harvard University Library preservation web site,
assisted by a webmaster--including monitoring writing assignments
and editing copy.

With the Chief Collections Conservator, co-coordinates a disaster
preparedness and response program for Harvard's library community.

Gathers statistics documenting preservation activities at Harvard.
Participates in and manages a variety of special projects.

All applications must be accompanied by one or more writing samples.

The Harvard University Library is committed to its policy of equal
opportunity and affirmative action.  Employment and advancement are
based on 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 for Information Systems
    Resume Processing Center
    Requisition # 2941
    11 Holyoke Street
    Cambridge, MA  02138

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:26
                Distributed: Wednesday, October 20, 1999
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Received on Friday, 15 October, 1999

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