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Position at Southern Illinois University

From: Myra Kaha <mkaha>
Date: Monday, February 4, 2002
Preservation Librarian (Assistant or Associate Professor)
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, Illinois
Full-time, 12-month, Continuing
July 1, 2002

Morris Library's Preservation Department, started in 1972, consists
of the Conservation Lab and the Bindery Prep/Marking Unit and
employs two Civil Service Staff, a graduate assistant, and six FTE
student assistants.  The Library is seeking a knowledgeable,
energetic, and creative Preservation Librarian to provide leadership
for new initiatives and continuing services.  This position also
offers a unique and exciting opportunity to participate in the
Library renovation and addition planning process currently underway.

Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Associate Dean for
Personnel and Technical Services, this position is responsible for
further developing and implementing a comprehensive preservation
program for general and special collections in all formats.  The
Preservation Librarian: Develops preservation policies and practices
as well as short- and long-term goals for the department.  Works
closely with representatives from all areas of the Library to
determine preservation needs and priorities and to coordinate
projects. Evaluates Library collections for preservation and
reformatting.  Studies and makes recommendations for appropriate
applications of digital technologies for preservation.  Collaborates
with technical services staff in processing materials for the
collection.  Monitors environmental conditions throughout the
Library and in two storage facilities; establishes standards for
care and handling of collections during renovation and construction
projects.  Supervises repair operations and the Bindery Prep/Marking
unit.  Manages existing state and grant-funded budgets and seeks
funding for future projects.  Maintains the Library's disaster plan
and coordinates emergency response strategies for the Library.
Develops in-house educational and training programs.  Serves on
Library committees and represents the Library on matters concerning
cooperative preservation programs.

Qualifications: Required:  A Master's degree from an ALA accredited
program.  Strong preservation experience or relevant training.
In-depth knowledge of conservation and stabilization treatments for
general and special collections.  Familiarity with emerging
preservation standards and new technologies.  Strong managerial
skills and supervisory ability. Excellent organizational,
analytical, and problem-solving skills. Ability to work
independently as well as part of a group in a collegial setting.
Ability to work in a complex and changing environment with diverse
staff and users.  Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to meet criteria for tenure and promotion, including
professional service and published research.

Preferred: Academic library experience.

Salary: $37,500 or higher, depending on experience and

To Apply: Please send a resume and a letter of application stating
your qualifications and background for this position and listing the
names, addresses (including e-mail addresses, if available), and
telephone numbers of a minimum of three references to:

    Thyra K. Russell, Associate Dean
    Personnel and Technical Services
    Library Affairs, Mail Code 6632
    Southern Illinois University
    Carbondale, Illinois 62901-6632
    trussell [at] lib__siu__edu
    Fax: 618-453-3440

Closing Date for Application: March 4, 2002, or until filled.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is an Affirmative
Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

A more complete job description is available at

Myra Kaha
Preservation Unit Coordinator
Library Affairs
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale IL 62901-6632

                  Conservation DistList Instance 15:54
                 Distributed: Tuesday, February 5, 2002
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Received on Monday, 4 February, 2002

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