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Subject: Position at UT Austin

Position at UT Austin

From: Alma Rodriguez <alma>
Date: Thursday, March 9, 2000
Head Librarian, Preservation Services
The General Libraries
The University of Texas at Austin

The Head Librarian, Preservation Services, is responsible for the
physical care of a wide variety of library materials in the General
Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin library system.  The
General Libraries consists of a central research collection (the
Perry-Castaneda Library), an undergraduate library, ten branch
libraries, two storage libraries and several special collections.
For more information, please see UT Library Online at
<URL:>.  This position reports to the Head
Librarian, Technical Services Operations Division.

The Preservation Services Head Librarian, establishes conservation
priorities and treatment strategies for the collection in
consultation with the Head Librarian, Technical Services Operations
Division and the Head Librarian, Collections and Information
Resources Division with primary emphasis on the library's
circulating materials.  Primary responsibilities include: Management
of Preservation Services book repair, pamphlet binding and bindery
preparation units, including supervision of seven (full-time
equivalent) classified staff.  Manage the binding and preservation
supplies budget.  Train branch and special collection staff in
repair, housing and cleaning techniques for library materials.
Coordinate the use of the automated binding system (LARS).  Act as
member of the Library's Disaster Action Team.  Monitor the
environments of the storage libraries.  The position works closely
with other library units and staff, cooperates with other
conservation staff on the UT-Austin campus and maintains
communications with conservators nationally and with the UT Graduate
School of Library and Information Science Preservation and Education
Programs for Libraries and Archives.

Required Qualifications:  MLS from an ALA accredited graduate
program or a bachelor's degree and two years of professional level
experience in a library preservation or conservation program.
Certification in the conservation of library and archival materials
from an ALA accredited graduate program or equivalent experience.
Experience in collection treatments associated with a conservation
laboratory dedicated to general collections in a research library
preservation or conservation program. Demonstrated knowledge of
current conservation and library binding techniques.

Preferred Qualifications:  Two or more years post graduate
experience as a conservator for general collections in a research
library preservation or conservation program.  Binding budget
experience.  Automated binding system experience.  Successful
supervisory experience.  Strong analytical skills, flexibility and
ability to exercise initiative in a changing environment. Ability to
be innovative with existing resources.  Excellent communication
skills.  Demonstrated potential leadership and ability to work
independently and as part of a group in a collegial setting with
staff from other library and University areas.

Salary and Benefits:  Salary range is $38,000 to $44,000 annually or
more depending upon qualifications and experience.  No state or
local income tax.  Standard state benefits package.  Retirement plan

Recruiting Schedule:  To ensure consideration, applications should
be received by May 1, 2000, but will be accepted until the position
is filled. To apply, send a letter of interest including a statement
of salary requirements, a resume, and the names, addresses and phone
numbers of three references to:  Carol Sisson, The University of
Texas at Austin, The General Libraries, P.O. Box P, Austin, Texas
78713-8916.  Women and Minority Candidates are encouraged to apply.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Job #00-03-08-09-0080

Alma Rodriguez
Administrative Associate
University of Texas@Austin
The General Libraries
PCL 3.200
Fax: 512-495-4347

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