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Subject: Position at Emory

Position at Emory

From: Ann V. Frellsen <libavf>
Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2002
Preservation Officer
Emory University Libraries
Atlanta, Georgia
Available: Immediately

Emory University seeks a creative, forward-looking Preservation
Officer to lead, manage and develop a mature, nationally known
preservation program.  The program provides a full spectrum of
preservation services to insure long-term access to and retention of
materials in all formats, from rare books and manuscripts to a
rapidly expanding network of electronic resources.

Responsibilities: The Preservation Officer plans, organizes,
coordinates, and implements the preservation program for all Emory
University libraries.  The preservation program includes management
and coordination of preservation activities for collections in all
formats and management and coordination of activities for the
offsite Storage Library.  The Preservation Officer works in a team
based environment to initiate the use of new technologies and to
coordinate an established range of services related to preservation
and to offsite storage for collections in the General Libraries,
Health Science Library, Law Library, Oxford Library and Theology
Library.  The Preservation Officer represents the Emory University
libraries in appropriate regional and national forums.

The Preservation Officer will focus on developing applications for
digital technology for preservation; significantly expand
preservation services for non-print collections; develop and
implement processes for electronic delivery of materials housed in
the Storage Library; design and integrate a conservation triage area
with the collections conservator for use in evaluating and
performing initial inspections and treatments of gift collections;
write grants, and coordinate with national and regional programs.

The Preservation Officer coordinates a program that provides staff
and user education; collection review, reformatting and replacement;
conservation treatment of print and non-print collections;
environmental monitoring; disaster preparedness planning; budget
management and development, and contract management for out-sourced
services. Responsibilities include leading a team comprised of two
conservators, 4.5 FTE support staff, student assistants and liaison
staff in each of the university libraries.

Institutional Information: As a member of the Executive Strategy
Group for the General Libraries the Preservation Officer reports to
the Vice Provost and Director of Libraries.  As a leader of an
office providing university-wide services, the Preservation Officer
reports to the Librarians Council (directors of all of the Emory
libraries).  In FY 01, there were 15.3 FTE engaged in preservation
activities university-wide representing a budgetary commitment of
$644,000. For more information about the Emory Libraries, please
visit our web site at <URL:>. For
more information about the Preservation Office, please visit our web
site at <URL:>.

Qualifications:  ALA-accredited MLS with advanced training in
preservation administration and 5 or more years relevant experience,
or other equivalent combinations of education and experience.  The
successful candidate will have demonstrated knowledge of the
applications and issues involved in digital technology and the
preservation of non-print media.  Experience in grant writing and
evidence of initiative, collaboration, and outreach are important.
Knowledge of preservation and collection management practices and
issues, involvement with regional and national preservation
programs; demonstrated managerial and organizational ability with
strong interpersonal skills; excellent oral and written
communication skill; and demonstrated interest in professional
activities are essential qualifications.

Salary and Benefits: Competitive salary; salary and appointment rank
dependent upon qualifications and experience. Emory University
offers a comprehensive benefits package, including tuition benefits.
Several retirement plan options are available, including TIAA/CREF.
Attractive moving allowance provided.

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
    Fax: 404-727-0805
    libdms [at] emory__edu

Application review begins June 3, 2002.

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

                  Conservation DistList Instance 15:77
                  Distributed: Thursday, May 16, 2002
                       Message Id: cdl-15-77-030
Received on Wednesday, 15 May, 2002

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