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Position at University of Kentucky

From: Becky Ryder <rjryde01>
Date: Friday, May 12, 2000
Preservation Reformatting Librarian
University of Kentucky
Review of applications to begin June 2, 2000

The University of Kentucky has extended its search for a
Preservation Reformatting Librarian.  The qualifications for the
position have been modified.  The review of applications will be
begin June 2.

    University of Kentucky Libraries
    Lexington, KY 40506

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 the
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 standards, technical
procedures, and best practices.  Supervisory experience.  Excellent
written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.  Demonstrated
ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
with colleagues, faculty, staff and the public. Evidence of ability
to meet requirements for promotion and tenure and commitment to
ongoing professional service and activity.

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

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:  $31,000 minimum.  Commensurate with experience and

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

To Apply: Send letter of application, resume and names of three
professional references to the address listed below:

    Ann Howell
    Administrative Assistant for Personnel
    University of Kentucky Libraries
    1-85 William T. Young Library
    Lexington, KY 40506-0456
    Fax: 859-257-8379

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:57
                   Distributed: Tuesday, May 16, 2000
                       Message Id: cdl-13-57-018
Received on Friday, 12 May, 2000

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