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Subject: Position at Johns Hopkins

Position at Johns Hopkins

From: Carolyn Piekarski <cpiekars>
Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2002
Head of Preservation
The Sheridan Libraries
Johns Hopkins University

The Head of Preservation is responsible for developing, implementing, and
administering the preservation and conservation policies, programs, and
activities of the Sheridan Libraries. This will include administering all
grant funded preservation education and conservation training activities;
developing and recommending policies and programs to conserve and preserve
the Libraries' collections; representing the Libraries in preservation
activities involving local, state, regional, national, and international
agencies and organizations and providing leadership in the development of
cooperative preservation projects; and organizing, managing and planning
for all preservation activities reporting to this position: General
Collections, Conservation, Special Collections Conservation, the
Commercial Binding Office and Preparations. The positions reporting to the
Head of Preservation include Special Collections Conservator, Special
Collections Conservation Assistant, General Collections Conservator,
General Collections Conservation Assistant, Commercial Binding Office
Supervisor, Commercial Binding Office Assistant, and Preparations
Supervisor. The incumbent will report to the Dean of University Libraries
and serve on the Libraries' management team. The Sheridan Libraries
encompass the Milton S. Eisenhower Library and its collections at the John
Work Garrett Library, the George Peabody Library, and the Albert D.
Hutzler Undergraduate Reading Room.

Its primary constituency is the students and faculty in the schools
of Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Professional Studies in
Business and Education. Key partners in the academic enterprise, the
Libraries are a leader in the innovative application of information
technology and have implemented notable diversity and organizational
development programs. The Sheridan Libraries are strongly committed
to diversity. A strategic goal of the Libraries is to 'work toward
achieving diversity when recruiting new and promoting existing
staff.' The Libraries prize initiative, creativity, professionalism,
and teamwork.

Note: For information on the Sheridan Libraries please visit
<URL:>. When submitting
resume please include the names of three references on cover letter.

Qualifications:  MLS from an ALA accredited library school, with at
least 3 years of job-related experience, including extensive
knowledge of library preservation, conservation, and collections
management principles, practices, and issues. Knowledge of and
experience with formatting technologies, including the application
of digital technologies to preservation. Demonstrated administrative
and supervisory experience, preferably in an academic research
library preservation/conservation program. In addition, familiarity
with the national and international library arena and
preservation/conservation issues and ability to develop
inter/intra-institutional cooperation. Requires excellent
interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. Note: The
successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a
pre-employment background check. A concentration in preservation
administration desired.

For a more detailed job description and position qualifications and
to apply online, please see
<URL:> or send resume
including the names of three references and indicating Job #SCRA9353
on cover letter, via email to jhu [at] alexus__com, Fax to 877-262-0646,
or mail to

    JHU Resume Processing Center
    PO Box 3687
    Scranton PA  18505

Approximate starting salary range $53,470 - $68,180. We offer
excellent benefits, including tuition remission, in a smoke
free-drug free environment. AA/EOE.

Carolyn Piekarski
HR Administrative Coordinator
The Sheridan Libraries
Fax: 410-516-5080

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Received on Tuesday, 5 November, 2002

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