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Subject: Position at Iowa State University

Position at Iowa State University

From: Coralina Daly <cdaly>
Date: Friday, November 22, 2002
Head of Preservation Department
Iowa State University Library

The Iowa State University Library seeks applications and nominations
for the position of Head of Preservation Department, a full-time,
12-month, tenure track faculty appointment.  The Head of the
Preservation Department manages a well-established preservation
program for the University Library's general and special
collections.  Resources include a state-of-the-art conservation

This position leads a team of 8 FTE library assistants and a
professional conservator in conservation treatment, binding and
shelf preparation, preservation reformatting, preservation
education, and a developing digitization program.  Responsible for
evaluation and implementation of new technologies for the
improvement and effectiveness of the preservation program.  Manages
the preservation budget.  Collaborates with other library units in
setting preservation priorities and in disaster preparedness
planning and response.  Participates in preparation of grant
proposals related to preservation.  In addition, the successful
candidate will represent the library's preservation interests to
external groups including contractual preservation services and
potential donors and grantees.  Reports to the Assistant Director
for Technical Services.

Required Qualifications:  ALA-accredited MLS or an equivalent
advanced degree in conservation.  Knowledge of preservation
practices and techniques as demonstrated through previous experience
and/or successful completion of preservation coursework or a formal
preservation program.  Familiarity with current trends in
preservation.  Evidence of successful managerial and organizational
skills, including experience with budget management and supervision.
Must have excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication
skills, and a proven ability to work in a collaborative, team-based
and dynamic environment. Assistant Professor:  Potential for meeting
promotion and tenure standard of excellence in scholarship;
Associate Professor:  Record of excellence in scholarship with
national recognition of contributions to the discipline.

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of digital applications for
library preservation, including knowledge of digital reformatting
techniques; knowledge of collection survey techniques; evidence of
successful experience obtaining and administering grants.

Salary/Benefits:  Salary competitive and dependent upon
qualifications.  TIAA/CREF, excellent group medical, dental and life
insurance; 24 annual working days vacation, and 18 annual days sick

To Apply:  Submit letter of application, resume, and the names,
addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three
references to:

    Chair, Head of Preservation Search Committee
    Iowa State University
    302 Parks Library
    Ames, Iowa 50011-2140

To guarantee consideration,
application must be received by December 15, 2002.

For more information, see <URL:>,
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Iowa State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action

                  Conservation DistList Instance 16:35
                 Distributed: Monday, November 25, 2002
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Received on Friday, 22 November, 2002

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