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Position at New York Public Library

From: Roberta Pilette <rpilette>
Date: Monday, August 7, 2000
Aaron and Clara Greenhut Rabinowitz
Chief Librarian for Preservation
New York Public Library

The New York Public Library seeks a professional to be responsible
for all operations of the division including managing staff and
budget and establishing goals and objectives for the preservation
program. Coordinate a shared, cooperative program to provide and
care for the security of collections in all formats in the four
research centers. Serve as principal Library representative and
spokesperson for programs and issues relating to the preservation of
library and archives materials. Represent preservation and
conservation interests to potential donors and grantees, library
staff, professional and other organizations. Responsible for and
assists with the development of funding proposals and contracts.
Provide expert advice on environmental and conservation issues as
needed. Participate in strategic planning. Initiates preservation
education programs for staff and library users.

ALA accredited MLS and substantial professional experience in a
major research library or similar institution. Substantial knowledge
and experience with preservation issues and concerns, physical
treatment of library collections in various formats, technological
and administrative solutions to preservation problems and current
direction in the preservation and conservation field. Managerial and
organizational skills. Excellent interpersonal and communication
skills. Experience managing budgets and developing funding
proposals. Knowledge of statistics and statistical analysis, and
collection survey techniques.

The Barbara Goldsmith Preservation Division for the Research
Libraries ensures that materials in New York State's largest and
most comprehensive library collection are available now and into the
future. It provides and contracts for preservation services for 21
public service divisions in the four Centers that comprise The
Research Libraries; these services include binding and repair,
microfilming, conservation treatment, and collections conservation,
cleaning and maintenance. Currently, the Division is seeking to
expand the physical treatment services provided and is seeking
funding to support this initiative.  The successful candidate will
help develop these new services as well as an internship program for
individuals pursuing conservation as a career.

We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Please send
resume and cover letter including salary requirements to:

    The New York Public Library
    Human Resources Department NB-PAD
    188 Madison Avenue
    5th Floor, New York, NY 10016-4314
    hrd [at] nypl__org

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Bobbie Pilette
Barbara Goldsmith Preservation Division
New York Public Library

                  Conservation DistList Instance 14:12
                  Distributed: Friday, August 11, 2000
                       Message Id: cdl-14-12-020
Received on Monday, 7 August, 2000

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