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Position at New York Public Library

From: Roberta Pilette <rpilette>
Date: Thursday, December 21, 2000
Head of Preservation Reformatting/NYPL
New York Public Library

The Barbara Goldsmith Preservation Division at the New York Public
Library, New York City <URL:> is looking for a
Head of Preservation Reformatting.

Under the direction of the Chief Librarian for Preservation, this
position is responsible for managing the staff and administering the
operations of the Microfilm Preparation unit, including managing
workflow and preparation of materials for the Goldsmith Preservation
Laboratory and outside vendors.  The head also acts as liaison
between all divisions within the Research Libraries' centers in the
coordinating of all microfilming or preservation photocopying; works
with all divisions in the development, planning, and execution of
all grants and special projects related to preservation reformatting
and serves as liaison between the Preservation Division and the
Digital Library Program in the coordination of joint reformatting

In addition this position is responsible for ensuring compliance
with national professional standards for quality archival
microfilming and the safe handling of collection materials
identified for filming; selecting, training, supervising, and
evaluating staff; documenting policies and procedures and
contributing to policy decisions regarding microfilming and
preservation photocopying. The head will monitor budgets, records
and compiles production statistics and other written reports and
serve as a representative for The Research Libraries at national and
international meetings and conferences.

The successful candidate must have an ALA accredited Master of
Library Science degree and certification in preservation or
equivalent professional experience in preservation activities. The
candidate must successfully demonstrate professional experience in a
large research library or archive including at least one year's
experience in the area of preservation microfilming.  In addition,
the candidate must successfully demonstrate knowledge of
preservation technology, reformatting cost factors, and productivity
issues.   And successfully demonstrate knowledge of database
management and bibliographic control procedures. Experience in
training, supervising, and evaluating staff must be successfully
demonstrated.  Also required are excellent interpersonal, oral and
written communication skills as well as well-developed analytic
skills. Experience working with budgets, bibliographic records, and
production statistics must also be demonstrated.

The minimum salary is $49,080.   New York Public Library is an Equal
Opportunity Employer.

To apply please send a resume and cover letter to:

    The New York Public Library
    Human Resources Department NB-PAD
    188 Madison Avenue, 5th Floor
    New York, New York   10016-4314

or email hrd [at] nypl__org

Only candidates selected for further consideration will be

Bobbie Pilette
Goldsmith Preservation Division
New York Public Library
Fifth Ave and 42nd St, Room 59
New York, NY 10018

                  Conservation DistList Instance 14:35
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