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Position at New York Public Library

From: Evelyn Frangakis <efrangakis<-a>
Date: Monday, March 3, 2008
Assistant Field Service Librarian (Librarian II)
Barbara Goldsmith Preservation Division
The New York Public Library

Under the direction of the Field Service Librarian, supports the
work of the Preservation Division, which serves the ninety-one
libraries that comprise The New York Public Library. Oversees
specific collection surveys and assessments, assists in analysis of
results and may participate in developing treatment strategies based
on results. Gathers collection assessment and survey data and
assists in preparation of reports. Assists the Field Service
Librarian in arranging and conducting training for library staff and
the public in the care and handling of books and other materials,
and in training library staff in disaster response. Participates in
and assists in coordinating disaster response and recovery
activities. May supervise staff engaged in carrying out preservation
assessments and collection surveys. Keeps abreast of current
developments in the preservation field. Position involves some
lifting, operating machinery, and exposure to dust. Travel to all
NYPL sites as assigned. Performs related duties as assigned.

Requirements: MLS from an ALA-accredited library school.
Demonstrated knowledge of current preservation and conservation
treatments and technologies as applied to library materials in all
formats, particularly binding and repair techniques, and knowledge
of preservation issues and current trends. Knowledge of the history
of books and papermaking, and the problems and causes of book and
paper deterioration. Demonstrated knowledge of survey and collection
assessment techniques. Demonstrated computer and related technology
skills. Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication
skills, including ability to work collegially across a large,
complex, and dynamic organizational setting. Ability to work
independently and as part of a team. Successfully demonstrated
project management and organizational skills. Knowledge of the
diverse preservation challenges a large research library or other
major cultural institution. Membership in ALA preferred.

The Institution: The New York Public Library comprises
simultaneously a set of scholarly research collections and a network
of community libraries, and its intellectual and cultural range is
both global and local, while singularly attuned to New York City.
That combination lends to the Library an extraordinary richness. It
is special also in being historically a privately managed, nonprofit
corporation with a public mission, operating with both private and
public financing in a century-old, still evolving private-public
partnership. The research collections of over forty-four million
items resemble the holdings of the great national and university
libraries, and the community circulating libraries with over seven
million items resemble classic American municipal libraries.

The Barbara Goldsmith Preservation Division supports the mission of
The New York Public Library by preserving both the artifacts that
comprise its rich collections and the intellectual record that they
contain. A wide variety of preservation activities are performed in
the Division?s five program areas: Binding and Shelf Preparation,
Collection Care, Field Services, Conservation Treatment, and
Reformatting. These areas oversee binding and labeling of the
Library?s books and periodicals; mass deacidification of books,
journals and archival collections; construction of protective
housings; general collection repair; surveys of the overall
condition of the collections; training staff and the public about
preservation issues; project planning; environmental monitoring;
disaster preparedness and recovery; integrated pest management;
reformatting and creating facsimiles of materials; and special
collections conservation treatment.

The NYPL preservation program is among the oldest, most
comprehensive and significant programs of its kind, working to
further develop and strengthen the program to meet the increasing
preservation needs of the diverse NYPL collections so that the
public--both local and global, present and future--can readily
access these vast and diverse resources.

For inquiries about the position contact:

    Evelyn Frangakis
    Aaron and Clara Greenhut Rabinowitz Chief Librarian for
    Barbara Goldsmith Preservation Division
    The New York Public Library
    Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street
    New York, NY 10018
    efrangakis<-a t->nypl< . >org

To Apply: Please email cover letter and resume to
lsresumes<-a t->nypl< . >org. Refer to Job Code LL-LII PCC.


                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:46
                  Distributed: Thursday, March 6, 2008
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Received on Monday, 3 March, 2008

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