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Position at University of Kentucky

From: Becky Ryder <rjryde01>
Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2000
Preservation Reformatting Librarian
University of Kentucky Libraries
Lexington, KY 40506-0456

Available: Open until filled.
Review of applications begins April 6, 2000.

Responsibilities:  Reporting to the Preservation Librarian, the
Preservation Reformatting Librarian provides leadership for the
Reprographics Unit, which includes 5.5 FTE staff and 2.0 FTE
students.   The Preservation Reformatting Librarian oversees the
preservation microfilming of 175 current Kentucky newspapers for UK
Libraries and other customers.  Additionally, the Preservation
Reformatting Librarian oversees the filming of historic newspapers
and materials from Special Collections and Archives.  In
collaboration with the Preservation Librarian, the Preservation
Reformatting Librarian manages the NEH-funded cooperative
microfilming projects and will initiate an in-house brittle book
reformatting program.   The Preservation Reformatting Librarian
monitors budgets, provides outreach to colleagues and customers,
develops markets, and updates the Reprographics web pages.  The
Preservation Reformatting Librarian will further the Preservation
Program's goals to develop partnerships with the UK Libraries and
the state's digital initiatives.   An additional program goal
includes expanding the reformatting services, updating equipment,
and improving the department's space utilization.

Qualifications (Required): ALA-accredited MLS.  Knowledge of
preservation microfilming and digitization policies and technical
procedures, with a minimum of 2 years successful experience in a
microfilm operation or other relevant professional preservation
experience.  Supervisory experience.  Project management experience.
Problem solving skills.  Excellent written, oral and interpersonal
communication skills.  Demonstrated ability to establish and
maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, faculty,
staff and the public. Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging
technologies and their application to library services.  Ability to
view issues from a library system-wide perspective, foster teamwork,
and stimulate cross-functional collaboration.  Evidence of ability
to meet requirements for promotion and tenure and commitment to
ongoing professional development and activity.

Qualifications (Preferred): Experience with preservation
microfilming for library collections.  Management of microfilm
and/or digital operations.  Familiarity with microfilm and/or
digital equipment.  Experience managing grant-funded projects. Space
planning skills and experience.  Knowledge of library cataloging and
metadata standards/procedures.  Experience with vendor negotiations,
budget management and marketing services.

Work Environment: The University of Kentucky Libraries system
includes the central William T. Young Library; Medical Center
Library; Law Library; Special Collections and Archives; Art Library;
Architecture Library; Music Library; Agricultural Information
Center; Education Library; and six Science and Engineering
Libraries.  Combined holdings total 2.7 million volumes.  Young
Library, opened in April 1998, houses 1.2 million volumes
emphasizing the social sciences, humanities and life sciences.

The University of Kentucky library system functions in a team-based
environment, with a staff of 65 librarians and 121 support staff.
It serves a student body of 24,000.  The library is a member of ARL,
SOLINET, ASERL, EDUCAUSE, the Center for Research Libraries, and is
a regional depository for federal documents.

The Preservation Department serves the entire UK Libraries system.
It comprises three units:  Binding, Conservation and Reprographics.
The Reprographics Unit opened in the 1950's to serve as the major
newspaper filming agent for the state.  From 1983 to 1991, the Unit
served as the center for the Kentucky Newspaper Project.  Since
1992, it has participated in the SOLINET/ASERL Cooperative
Preservation Microfilming Project.  Today, the Reprographics Unit
films 175 current Kentucky newspapers as well as books, manuscripts,
scrapbooks, and other formats for all UK Libraries and non-UK
customers.  In the next decade the Reprographics Unit aims to
broaden its services to include digital technology.

Salary:  Commensurate with experience and qualifications ($30,000

Benefits:  Tenure track, faculty rank, 12-month appointment, 22 days
annual leave vacation.  TIAA/CREF, Fidelity and Twentieth Century
Annuity plans.

To Apply:  Send letter of application, resume and names of three
references to

    Ann S. Howell
    Administrative Assistant for Personnel
    University of Kentucky Libraries
    1-85 William T. Young Library
    Lexington KY 40506-0456

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

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