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Position at Indiana University

From: Betty Jean Davis <betdavis>
Date: Monday, August 20, 2001
Head of Preservation
Indiana University Libraries Bloomington

Provide leadership and planning to prepare for 4,700 square foot
state-of-the-art preservation laboratory located in future Auxiliary
Library Facility.  The Preservation Department has acquired Kasemake
automated box-making machine to expedite preparation of protective
enclosures. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has recently awarded the
Indiana University Bloomington libraries $1 million to purchase
equipment for the library's new preservation laboratory and to
establish an endowment to support preservation staff positions.
Further information about the Libraries Preservation Department can
be found at <URL:>.

Responsibilities: Develops and establishes preservation policies as
well as department's long- and short-range goals and objectives to
achieve programmatic balance. Oversees state-and grant-funded
budgets and develops cost-effective operation that is responsive to
needs of other library units, collection managers, and library
users. Motivates and leads staff in productive and collaborative
working environment. Pursues grant opportunities of special programs
in preservation including reformatting, mass deacidification,
digitization, and conservation. Evaluates collections for
preservation and reformatting and monitors environmental conditions
of stacks, collections, and exhibition venues. As the leader of
libraries' preservation efforts, Head of Preservation works in close
cooperation with bibliographers in setting preservation priorities
and with technical services staff who provide bibliographic access.
Works closely with facilities staff on Auxiliary Library Facility
planning and assists Executive Director of Development with
fund-raising efforts. Promotes Libraries' mission to digitize and
preserve parts of  collection, investigates applications of digital
technology for preservation, and participates in imaging and
digitizing in accordance with library priorities and in consultation
with Digital Library Program. Maintains disaster plan and oversees
disaster team that deals with library collections. Represents
Libraries to external organizations, such as CIC, on matters
concerning cooperative preservation programs.

Qualifications: Required: ALA-accredited degree and preservation
program management experience or equivalent combination of
professional training and experience. Familiarity with conservation
and stabilization treatments for general and rare book collections.
Knowledge of current trends in preservation, issues involved with
digital imaging technologies, project management, and access. Proven
record in successfully applying for and managing funded grant
projects; budgetary and resource allocation expertise essential,
along with analytical skills to conduct cost and productivity
studies. Supervisory experience, excellent written and oral
communication skills, and ability to work independently and
collegially in complex, rapidly changing, and culturally diverse
environment. Ability to meet requirements of tenure-track

Salary and Benefits: Salary and rank negotiable and competitive,
dependent upon qualifications and experience. This is a tenure-track
academic appointment that includes eligibility for sabbatical
leaves. Benefits include medical, dental and group life insurance;
TIAA/CREF retirement/annuity; and liberal vacation and sick leave.

To Apply: Review of applications begins September 15, 2001. Position
remains open until filled. Send letter of application, professional
vita, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of four references

    Yolanda Cooper-Birdine
    Libraries Human Resources Officer
    Indiana University Libraries
    Main Library 201A
    Bloomington IN 47405.
    Fax: 812-855-2576
    ycooperb [at] indiana__edu.

For further information concerning Indiana University:
<URL:>, or employment opportunities at the IUB
Libraries see <URL:>.

Indiana University is strongly committed to achieving excellence
through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages
applications and nominations of women, persons of color, applicants
with disabilities, and members of other under-represented groups.
Indiana University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity

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