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Subject: Position at Oberlin

Position at Oberlin

From: Whitney Pape <whitney.pape>
Date: Friday, December 17, 1999
Special Collections and Preservation Librarian
Oberlin College Library

The Oberlin College Library welcomes applications for the position
of Special Collections and Preservation Librarian.  This is a
12-month, full-time Administrative and Professional Staff position
reporting to the Director of Libraries.  This position will start
Summer 2000.

General Responsibility: The incumbent has general responsibility for
the special collections and preservation programs of the Oberlin
College Library system.

Specific Job Responsibilities:

    *   Coordinate special collections for the library system,
        including collection development; reference, instructional
        and outreach services; exhibitions.

    *   Coordinate preservation programs and policies for the
        library system, including preservation education; disaster
        preparedness; preservation lab; programs for reformatting
        and deacidification; preservation aspects of commercial
        bindery and preparations unit; participation in external
        cooperative library preservation activities.

    *   Serve as liaison to one or more academic departments for
        collection development and library outreach activities.

    *   Participate in Friends of the Library and other donor
        relations activities.

    *   Participate in overall management of the library system as a
        member of the Director's Advisory Group.

    *   Perform other duties as required.

Required Qualifications:  Sound liberal arts education; experience
in an academic or research library; knowledge of rare books and
special collections; knowledge of library preservation and
conservation techniques and preservation program administration;
demonstrated supervisory ability; excellent oral and written
communication skills; ability to work independently and with others
in supporting a team approach;  evidence of initiative, creativity,
and resourcefulness in past activities; strong service orientation;
strong planning and organizational skills; commitment to
professional development.   Desired Qualifications:   MLS from an
ALA accredited library school;  experience as a professional
librarian in an academic library; experience with academic library
special collections; experience in a preservation program or a
conservation lab; supervisory experience; advanced degree in social
sciences or humanities field; knowledge of one or more European

Compensation:  Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications
and experience.  Excellent benefits package.

To apply:  Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2000
and continue until the position is filled.  Send letter of
application, resume, and names and telephone numbers of three
references to:

    Special Collections Search Committee
    Oberlin College Library, 148 W. College St.
    Oberlin, OH 44074-1532.

More information about Oberlin College and the library is available
at: <URL:>

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Received on Friday, 17 December, 1999

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