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Position at Emory

From: Charlotte Albright <calbrig>
Date: Monday, February 19, 2001
Non-Print Conservator
Preservation Office
Emory University

Emory University seeks applications for a Non-Print Conservator to
provide a range of preservation services for non-print collections,
both circulating and archival, in all Emory University Libraries.

The position reports to the Preservation Officer and works closely
with other Preservation Office staff including the book conservator
and the reprographics supervisor. Non-print collections with which
the individual will work may include film and photographs, magnetic
media, electronic formats, audio and music recordings in a variety
of formats, and artwork.

Responsibilities:  Plans preservation strategies for non-print
collections.  Assesses current collections and makes recommendations
for improvements in handling and life cycle management of non-print
media. Performs appropriate treatments.  Serves as an expert advisor
in retention, storage, housing, and environmental monitoring of
non-print collections.  Assists in grant preparation and carries out
work funded through grants.  Participates in budget planning, and
identifies necessary equipment and supplies for the preservation of
the collections.

Works with staff in all Emory libraries to incorporate appropriate
disaster recovery procedures for non-print media into disaster
preparedness plans.  Assists in disaster recovery operations.
Attends appropriate conferences and workshops to remain current with
changing technology.

Qualifications:  Master's degree (in appropriate technological field
or library science) and three years related conservation experience
(will consider equivalent combination of education and experience).

Requires excellent oral and written communication skills,
organizational skills, supervisory skills, and ability to work
effectively in a collaborative, team environment.  Must be able to
design and implement effective preservation projects with minimal

Prefer academic or research library background.  Prefer background
in photography, film preservation, magnetic media preservation, or
digital reformatting.  Important qualifications include: strong
computer skills; ability to review and evaluate new technologies.

Other desirable experience includes knowledge of applications and
issues involved in digital technology for preservation; knowledge of
preservation and collection management practices and issues.

Salary and Benefits: Salary dependent upon qualifications and
experience; minimum salary is $33,758.  Emory University offers a
comprehensive benefits package including tuition benefits and
retirement options that include TIAA/CREF.

Application: Send letter of application, resume, and the names,
addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to:

    Dianne M. Smith, Library Human Resources Officer
    Robert W. Woodruff Library
    Emory University
    Atlanta, GA  30322-2870

Application review begins immediately.  Emory University is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages women and
minority candidates.

Charlotte Albright
Human Resources Asst., Sr.
Woodruff Library
Emory University

                  Conservation DistList Instance 14:46
               Distributed: Wednesday, February 21, 2001
                       Message Id: cdl-14-46-025
Received on Monday, 19 February, 2001

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