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Position at Notre Dame

From: Liz Dube <ldube>
Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2004
Head, Preservation Department
University Libraries, University of Notre Dame

The University Libraries of Notre Dame seek a dynamic preservation
librarian to lead their well-established preservation program. The
position leads a team of six FTE support staff and one professional
conservation librarian dedicated to preservation imaging and
reformatting, binding and shelf preparation, conservation of general
and special collections, preservation education, disaster planning
and recovery, and other preservation initiatives. The position
manages a two-year NEH supported preservation microfilming project
beginning in 2005, and collaborates with other library departments
to provide preservation expertise and leadership with regards to the
Libraries' growing digital initiatives.

In cooperation with library stakeholders, develops and establishes
preservation goals, objectives, programs, and policies. Evaluates
collections for preservation needs and works in close cooperation
with subject librarians in setting preservation priorities.
Evaluates and implements new technologies as appropriate to the
preservation needs of collections. Manages the preservation budget.
Oversees grant-funded projects and pursues grant opportunities for
special preservation programs. Maintains disaster plan and oversees
disaster response team. Motivates and leads staff in a productive
and collaborative working environment. Participates in the Library
Administrators and Managers Group and the Department Heads of the
Resources and Collection Services Division. Reports to the Associate
Director for Resources and Collection Services.

As a member of the library faculty, the position participates in
faculty and professional activities at Notre Dame and in relevant
professional organizations. Engages in professional development,
scholarship, and service to the profession, with a commitment to
continuing growth and development.

Qualifications: Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library
program. Minimum of three years management experience within a
comprehensive preservation program at a research library, or a
comparable combination of professional training and experience.
Current knowledge of preservation theory and trends. Specialized
preservation reformatting experience, including knowledge of
technical procedures, standards, and best practices for preservation
microfilming and digitization. Proven record in successfully
applying for and managing grant funded projects. Strong initiative
and analytical skills, including program assessment and planning
experience. Evidence of successful managerial and organizational
skills, including budget management and supervisory skills. Must
have excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication
skills, as well as the proven ability to build consensus, serve as
member of a team, and create a positive work environment.

Salary and Benefits: Salary and rank are competitive and
commensurate with experience and qualifications. Librarians are
non-tenure track members of the faculty and earn 20 days vacation
annually. The University offers an excellent benefits package.

Environment: The University of Notre Dame is a national Catholic
teaching and research university enriched with a diversified
faculty, located in northern Indiana ninety miles from Chicago. On a
highly residential campus, approximately 8,200 undergraduate and
3,100 graduate students pursue a broad range of studies. The
University Libraries house over 2.6 million volumes within the main
Hesburgh Library and seven branch libraries and currently subscribe
to nearly 17,000 serials. The Libraries have a dynamic staff of 198
including 48 librarians.

Applications: To apply, send a letter of application and
professional vita, including the names of four references with
contact information, to:

    Michelle Stenberg
    Library Administrative Offices
    221 Hesburgh Library
    University of Notre Dame
    Notre Dame IN 46556

Applications may also be sent by email to stenberg.2 [at] nd__edu. Review
of applications will begin on October 15, 2004 and continue until a
successful candidate is chosen. The University of Notre Dame is an
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer strongly committed to

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Received on Tuesday, 14 September, 2004

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