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Position at the University of Iowa

From: Gary Frost <gary-frost>
Date: Wednesday, July 5, 2000
Preservation Librarian
The University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, Iowa

Position Description:  The Preservation Librarian plans, organizes,
coordinates, and implements the preservation program for the
University of Iowa Libraries in collaboration with the Conservator
and other Preservation Staff.  The preservation program includes
management and coordination of preservation activities for all
formats, reformatting efforts, disaster preparedness planning, staff
and patron education related to preservation, coordination of
preservation activities with branch libraries and other processing
units, and supervision of the Preservation Department.  The current
agenda for program development includes significant expansion of
preservation services for non-print collections.

The Preservation Department includes units for assessment and
reformatting, binding and marking, and a conservation unit
responsible for physical treatments.  The Libraries has a spacious
and well-equipped conservation facility staffed by a Conservator and
full-time assistant, plus student help.  The Preservation Librarian
manages the preservation budget, and is typically responsible for
the oversight of grant-funded preservation projects and outsourced
preservation services.  The Preservation Librarian participates in
the preparation of preservation components of grant proposals and is
expected to represent the University of Iowa Libraries in
appropriate regional and national forums.  In addition to the
Preservation Librarian, the Preservation Department consists of one
professional (the Conservator) and eight library assistants, as well
as student employees.  The position reports to the Director for
Collections and Information Resources.


Required:  A graduate degree from an ALA accredited library and
information science program, or the equivalent; general knowledge of
preservation operations in a research library environment; a minimum
of three years professional library experience; demonstrated
managerial and leadership abilities; excellent oral and written
communications skills; excellent interpersonal and supervisory
skills; demonstrated commitment to professional involvement.

Preferred:  Working knowledge of the preservation of magnetic and
photographic media, including their storage, use, dubbing, and
migration.  Working knowledge of preservation issues related to
digital imaging, archiving, and metadata generation.

Salary and Appointment:  Appointment rank and salary will be based
on relevant experience and educational background and will be made
at the Librarian II or III level.  Salary range $32,775-$55,105. The
University of Iowa offers an attractive package of benefits
including 24 days of paid vacation per year, TIAA/CREF retirement,
and a flexible selection of medical, life, dental, and vision
insurance, child care credit, and additional benefits.

Application Procedures:  Application deadline is September 1, 2000.
Qualified individuals should submit a letter of application, resume,
and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references

    Janice Simmons-Welburn
    Director, Human Resources and Processing Services
    University of Iowa Libraries
    Iowa City Iowa  52242-1420

The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

For further information concerning the University of Iowa Libraries,
visit <URL:>

Gary Frost, Conservator
University of Iowa Libraries
100 Main Library
Iowa City IA 52242-1420
FAX 319-335-5900

                  Conservation DistList Instance 14:3
                  Distributed: Thursday, July 6, 2000
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Received on Wednesday, 5 July, 2000

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