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Subject: Position at National Library of Scotland

Position at National Library of Scotland

From: Martin Graham <ad262mg>
Date: Thursday, January 20, 2000
Head of Preservation
National Library of Scotland
(to UKP40,000pa)

Scotland's premier library is seeking to appoint a suitably
qualified and experienced senior professional to manage its
preservation activities.

The Head of Preservation will lead a staff of 26 who work with all
parts of the Library's collections, including printed items,
manuscripts, and, increasingly, new media, among them some of the
most valuable items in the Library, and irreplaceable parts of
Scotland's heritage.  He/She will be responsible for determining,
reviewing and implementing the Library's preservation strategy, in
co-operation with colleagues in the curatorial and technical

Applicants must have at least five years' experience, at a senior
level, of the management of preservation activities in a library,
archive, or other repository.  They must be able to provide evidence
of having successfully managed people and budgets, and of planning,
problem-solving, decision making and project management skills.  An
academic training would be an advantage, but a sound knowledge of
library and archive conservation and preservation techniques is
essential.  Applicants must have an appreciation of the particular
concerns of a national, legal deposit library.

For a full job description and application form (available also in
large print or on tape) please contact the Personnel Unit, by letter

    National Library of Scotland
    George IV Bridge
    Edinburgh EH1 1EW,
    <personnel [at] nls__uk>
    +44-131-226 4531

The closing date for applications is 7 February 2000.

An equal opportunity employer.

The National Library of Scotland exists to acquire and preserve the
printed and manuscript record of Scotland's culture.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:41
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Received on Thursday, 20 January, 2000

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