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Position at University of Kentucky

From: Becky Ryder <rjryde01>
Date: Monday, July 23, 2001
Preservation Reformatting Librarian
University of Kentucky Libraries
Lexington, Kentucky

Available:  September 15, 2001.

Deadline for Applications:  First consideration will be given to
applications received on or before August 31, 2001.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Preservation Librarian, the
Preservation Reformatting Librarian manages the Reprographics Unit
with its staff of 5.0 FTE staff and 2.0 FTE students.  The
Preservation Reformatting Librarian oversees the preservation
microfilming of current and historic Kentucky newspapers and primary
source materials for the UK Libraries and other customers.   In
collaboration with the Preservation Librarian, the Preservation
Reformatting Librarian manages grant-funded cooperative microfilming
projects and will initiate an in-house brittle book reformatting
program.   The Preservation Reformatting Librarian monitors budgets,
provides outreach to colleagues and customers, develops markets, and
updates the Reprographics web pages.  The Preservation Reformatting
Librarian will further the Preservation Program's goals to develop
partnerships with the UK Libraries' and the state's digital
initiatives, and to expand reformatting services, update equipment,
and improve space utilization.

Qualifications: Required:  ALA-accredited MLS.  Knowledge of
preservation microfilming and digitization standards, technical
procedures, and best practices.  Excellent written, oral and
interpersonal communication skills.  Demonstrated ability to
establish and maintain effective working relationships with
colleagues, faculty, staff and the public. Evidence of ability to
meet requirements for promotion and tenure and commitment to ongoing
professional service and activity.

Preferred:  Library experience with preservation microfilming for
library collections.  Supervisory experience. Experience using
microfilm and digital equipment.  Project management experience,
including managing grant-funded projects.  Problem solving skills.
Space planning skills and experience.  Knowledge of library
cataloging and metadata standards/procedures.  Experience with
vendor negotiations, budget management and marketing services.

Salary: $33,000 minimum.  Commensurate with experience and

Benefits: Tenure track, faculty rank, 12-month appointment, 22 days
annual vacation leave plus 8 paid holidays.  TIAA/CREF, Fidelity and
Twentieth Century Annuity plans, health and life insurance.

Work Environment: The Preservation Department serves the entire UK
Libraries system.  It comprises three units:  Binding, Conservation
and Reprographics.  The Reprographics Unit opened in 1954 to serve
as the major newspaper filming agent for the state.  From 1983 to
1991, the Unit served as the center for the Kentucky Newspaper
Project.  Since 1992, it has participated in the SOLINET/ASERL
Cooperative Preservation Microfilming Project.  Today, the
Reprographics Unit films 180 current Kentucky newspapers as well as
books, manuscripts, scrapbooks, and other formats for all UK
Libraries and non-UK customers.  The Reprographics Unit aims to
broaden its scope to include digital services.  Projects to explore
film to digital conversion using a MEKEL 525 film scanner will begin
in 2002.

The University of Kentucky Libraries system includes the central
William T. Young Library; Medical Center Library; Law Library;
Special Collections and Archives; Art Library; Architecture Library;
Music Library; Agricultural Information Center; Education Library;
and six Science and Engineering Libraries.  Combined holdings total
2.8 million volumes.  Young Library, opened in April 1998, houses
1.2 million volumes emphasizing the social sciences, humanities and
life sciences.

The University of Kentucky library system functions in a team-based
environment, with a staff of 65 librarians and 121 support staff.
It serves a student body of 24,000.  The library is a member of ARL,
SOLINET, ASERL, EDUCAUSE, Center for Research Libraries, and is a
regional depository for federal documents.

Application Procedure:  Send letter of application, resume, and
names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three
professional references to:

    Deana Underwood
    Personnel Assistant
    1-85 William T. Young Library
    University of Kentucky
    Lexington, KY 40506-0456.
    Fax: 859-257-8379

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity University

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