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Subject: Position at Northwestern University

Position at Northwestern University

From: Lorraine Olley <l-olley>
Date: Thursday, August 23, 2001
Head, Preservation Department
Collection Management Division
Professional Librarian Vacancy
Northwestern University Library

Responsibilities:  The Head of the Preservation Department, who
reports to the Assistant University Librarian for Collection
Management, has chief responsibility for developing and implementing
a comprehensive program of preservation for the Library's general
and special collections in all formats.  Provides leadership for the
Preservation Department, which consists of 9.5 total staff in four
units:  Materials Processing (commercial bindery preparation, mass
deacidification preparation, microfilming projects and other
reformatting), Conservation, Preservation Digitization Technology,
and the Brittle Books Program.  Is responsible for fiscal management
of all departmental operations.  Manages interdepartmental and
interdivisional coordination of preservation activities, the
education program for staff and library users, oversees special
programs and projects.  Pursues grant opportunities and prepares
grant proposals for special programs for the full range of
preservation.  Evaluates collections for preservation and
reformatting; monitors physical condition of stacks and collections.
As the leader of library-wide preservation efforts for all divisions
of the Library, works in close cooperation with bibliographers and
selectors in setting preservation priorities, as well as staff in
Technical Services in providing bibliographic access.  Is in contact
with the facilities manager in maintaining collection storage areas
and disaster recovery.  Together with the Library's Digital Media
Services, Library's Information Technology Division, and University
Academic Technologies, promotes the Library's mission to digitize
parts of the collection.  Explores applications of digital
technology for preservation of all formats, including digital files.
Writes and monitors contracts for binding and other services.
Maintains disaster plan and oversees disaster team.  In the capacity
of department head, serves on the Library's Management Council, an
advisory body to the University Librarian.  Represents the Library
to external organizations, such as the Committee on Institutional
Cooperation (CIC), on matters concerning cooperative programs for
preservation and contractual services.

Qualifications:  MLS from an ALA-accredited library school or other
appropriate advanced degree, and at least five years of experience
in a comprehensive preservation program at a research library.
Background in reformatting, staff and user education, or
digitization highly desirable.  Skills in budgetary matters and
resource allocation desirable.  Administrative experience and proven
record in successfully applying for and implementing grand funded
projects.  Excellent written and oral communication skills.  Ability
to build consensus to initiate programs, coordinate programs, or
participate as a member of project teams.

Salary:  $45,000 minimum.

To apply:  Send letter of application and resume, including names of
three references, to

    Peter Devlin
    Personnel Librarian
    Northwestern University Library
    1935 Sheridan Road
    Evanston, IL 60208
    <library-personnel [at] northwestern__edu>

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until
position is filled.  Northwestern University is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  Employment eligibility
verification required upon hire.

Lorraine Olley
Head, Preservation Department
Northwestern University Library
1935 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208
Fax: 847-491-8306

                  Conservation DistList Instance 15:20
                 Distributed: Tuesday, August 28, 2001
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Received on Thursday, 23 August, 2001

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