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Subject: Position at Amigos

Position at Amigos

From: Rebecca Elder <rebeccaelder<-a>
Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2005
Preservation Training Consultant
Amigos Library Services

Grant Funded - current grant effective through June 30, 2005

Position Responsibilities
Basic Functions:

    Teach Amigos' curriculum of preservation workshops and conduct
    site surveys.

    Work with staff of cultural heritage institutions, primarily in
    the southwestern United States.

Major Responsibilities

    Conduct training workshops to enable staff of cultural heritage
    institutions to understand and utilize appropriate preservation
    techniques. Course topics include mold and pests, collection
    care and handling, preservation of audiovisual materials,
    preservation of photos, preservation of historical records, and
    saving family treasures. * Conduct site surveys to evaluate
    physical condition of facilities and collection materials and
    make recommendations for appropriate activities to assure
    maximum collection lifespan. Prepare written documentation to
    support site survey recommendations.

Work Schedule: As needed for workshops/surveys in Texas, Oklahoma,
Arkansas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California.

Travel:  As needed. Must have valid Drivers License, a reliable
automobile, and state required minimum car insurance(s).

Position Requirements:
Education: Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited
library school and either a certificate of preservation or archival
administration or extensive knowledge of preservation practices,
principles, and issues.

Experience: Require minimum one year's practical experience with
basic preservation issues. Prefer experience teaching, especially
preservation and preservation-related courses/workshops. Knowledge
of audio-visual materials and photographs. Experience conducting
collection surveys.

Skills: Require ability to research topics thoroughly, excellent
oral and written communication skills, excellent planning and
organizational skills, knowledge of archival and library issues.

Traits: Energetic, enjoy teaching adult learners, flexible, patient,
ability to think "on your feet," analytical and problem-solving
skills, well organized, and able to prioritize.

To apply: Send a letter of application and resume via:

    Amigos Library Services
    14400 Midway Road
    Dallas TX 75244-3509, Attn: Judy Klote
    Fax: 972-991-9180, Attn: Judy Klote
    klote<-a t->amigos< . >org

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