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Subject: Position at NYU

Position at NYU

From: Paula de Stefano <pd3>
Date: Friday, August 10, 2007
Preservation Librarian
New York University Libraries

New York University Libraries is recruiting for a Preservation
Librarian in the Barbara Goldsmith Preservation and Conservation
Department. The job description and application procedures appear
below. The deadline for application is September 21, 2007.

Description: The Preservation Librarian oversees the physical care,
protection and handling of NYU Libraries' collections and manages a
program of collection care and preventive actions to preserve
library and archival materials. Responsibilities include planning
and implementing condition assessments; maintaining library-wide
procedures for the proper storage and handling of all collections;
supervising mass deacidification, commercial binding, and
reformatting activities for the Libraries' general and special
collections; implementing basic preservation education for Library
staff and patrons; assisting in disaster preparedness and salvage
activities; and managing an environmental data collection program
for the Libraries. In addition, grant-related responsibilities vary
from year to year.

The Preservation Librarian reports to the Head of the Preservation
Department and also assists in program planning, prioritizing, and
grant-writing to preserve the Libraries' research materials. S/he
works with the department's conservation librarian to address
collection maintenance issues; collaborates with the moving image
and sound preservation specialist and the digital conversion
specialist; and interacts with other Library faculty to fulfill
preservation program responsibilities.

New York University Libraries:  The Libraries of New York University
hold collections totaling more than 4 million volumes, almost 5
million microforms, 500,000 government documents, 80,000 sound and
video recordings and a wide range of electronic resources. The
collections grow by more than 140,000 volumes annually. Library
facilities at New York University serve the school's 40,000 students
and faculty. Over 700,000 library items circulate each year. The
Division of Libraries consists of the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library and
the Libraries of the Institute of Fine Arts, the Courant Institute
of Mathematical Sciences and the Real Estate Institute. Separate
libraries support the curricula of the schools of Law, Medicine and
Dentistry. New York University is a member of the Association of
Research Libraries, the Research Libraries Group, the Digital
Library Federation; and serves as the administrative headquarters of
the Research Library Association of South Manhattan, a consortium
that includes three academic institutions.

Qualifications: ALA-accredited master's degree in library and
information science and an advanced certificate in preservation
administration. At least three years experience working in a
library, special collection, or archive environment. Knowledge of
book and paper preservation; familiarity with preservation
standards, ethics and current trends in the field. Experience with
staff supervision and project management. Strong leadership skills.
Knowledge of standard word processing, spreadsheet, and database
software, database development and data management skills. Strong
organization skills. Strong writing and oral communication skills.
Strong project management and interpersonal skills. Ability to work
in a large, complex and changing environment with diverse staff.
Experience developing, designing and/or carrying out condition
surveys and preservation needs assessments preferred. Knowledge of
non-print media preservation desirable.

Salary/Benefits: Faculty status, attractive benefits package
including five weeks annual vacation.  Salary commensurate with
experience and background.

Apply: To ensure consideration, send resume and letter of
application, including the name, address and telephone number of
three references to:

    Janet Koztowski
    Director, Human Resources
    New York University Libraries
    70 Washington Square South
    New York NY 10012

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Paula De Stefano
Head, Preservation Department
Barbara Goldsmith Preservation and
Conservation Department
70 Washington Square South--LL2
New York, NY 10012

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Received on Friday, 10 August, 2007

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