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Subject: Position at University of Michigan

Position at University of Michigan

From: Lisa Gray-Lion <graylion>
Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2000
Head, Reformat and Replacement Services
Preservation Division
University of Michigan Library

Duties:  The Head, Reformatting and Replacement Services (RRS) in
the University of Michigan Library's Preservation Division is
responsible for the management of the Reformatting and Replacement
Services units, including all fiscal, administrative, and
operational activities.  S/he manages the brittle books replacement
and format conversion (primarily microfilming and digital imaging)
programs, as well as the format conversion of material on a project
or contractual basis.  S/he is a member of the Preservation Division
Management Team.  Her/his contacts include staff at all levels
throughout the Library and the University, colleagues in the
national and international preservation communities, commercial
vendors of format conversion services, and representatives of
funding agencies.  As part of staff management responsibilities, the
Head, RRS oversees staff development and professional growth;
maintains an environment in RRS that encourages and rewards
innovative thinking, teamwork, and results-oriented
entrepreneurship; and maintains an environment that welcomes,
promotes comfort with, and celebrates diversity of staff backgrounds
and beliefs.

Qualifications: Required:  ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent relevant
advanced degree.  3 or more years experience working in a library
preservation program, with particular emphasis in the area of
reformatting and replacement.  Successful supervisory and project
management experience. Knowledge of issues related to established
(e.g., microfilm) and emerging (e.g., digital imaging) format
conversion technologies and their applications in library
preservation programs.  Excellent understanding of interplay of
preservation and access relative to format.  Demonstrated ability to
exercise initiative, independent judgment, and follow-through, and
to meet (sometimes tight) deadlines.  Excellent interpersonal and
communication skills; ability to work successfully as a member and
as a leader of a team comprised of staff at all levels. Demonstrated
ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff in a
culturally diverse environment.  Desired:  3 or more years
experience working in a large, academic research library. Experience
with digital conversion technologies in a project or program
environment.  Successful experience in writing grant proposals.
Knowledge of collection management issues.  Familiarity with
collection description, cataloging, and metadata theory and
practice. Bibliographic knowledge of one or more European or Asian

Rank:  Rank is anticipated at either Associate or Sr. Associate
Librarian depending on experience and qualifications.

Salary, and leave:  Final rank and salary dependent on
qualifications and experience.  (Minimum salary at Associate is
$35,500; at Sr. Associate, $41,000).  Professional positions receive
24 working days of vacation a year; 15 days of sick leave a year
with provisions for extended benefits.

Retirement plan:  TIAA/CREF retirement plan; Fidelity Investments.

To apply:  Send cover letter and copy of resume to:

    Karen Downing
    Library Human Resources
    404 Hatcher Graduate Library North
    University of Michigan
    Ann Arbor MI 48109-1205

Application Deadline:  Applications received by 6/15/00 will be
given first consideration.

The University of Michigan is a non-discriminatory, affirmative
action employer.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:59
                  Distributed: Thursday, May 25, 2000
                       Message Id: cdl-13-59-020
Received on Wednesday, 24 May, 2000

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