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Subject: Position at Huntington Library--addendum

Position at Huntington Library--addendum

From: Holly Moore <hmoore<-at->
Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2009
The Lloyd E. Cotsen Chief Preservation Officer
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

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Job Number: 045-09

Department: Library
Classification: Regular, Salary, Full-Time, 37.5 hours per week

Working independently as department head, manages preservation
activities in a major repository of rare books, manuscripts, and
other rare and secondary materials.  With other department heads,
participates in library planning and policymaking.  Supervises
conservation and exhibitions preparation staff. Reports to the Avery
Associate Director of the Library.

Essential Functions: Oversees a comprehensive program to ensure
long-term access to all Library collection materials, in both
original and digital form. Supervises operations and staff of
Conservation Department, including conservators, an exhibition
preparator, and interns. Prepares budgets and reports, works with
vendors, handles preservation-related contracts, ensures appropriate
documentation, creates and implements policies and procedures.
Responsible for management of preventative preservation,
conservation treatment of materials in all formats, book repair and
housing, commercial library binding, and environmental monitoring.
Works closely with Imaging Department and other Library staff on
issues of digital reformatting and archiving of digital information;
works with curators to plan and manage digital projects.  Prepares
grant proposals and oversees projects. Responsible for Library
disaster preparedness planning. Manages preservation issues relating
to a large and active exhibition program. Participates in outreach
to Huntington community of readers, staff, volunteers, docents,
members, and donors. Represents Huntington with professional
associations and institutions at local and national level.

Qualifications: Master's degree in library science from an
ALA-accredited library school or equivalent professional degree and
experience in preservation administration. Awareness of current
research and ethical issues in conservation and preservation
administration, and substantial knowledge of current best practices
in the field.  Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and
communication skills.  Record of participation in relevant
professional and educational activities.  Experience:  Five years'
professional experience in special collections, research library, or
museum setting. At least two years' experience managing preservation
or conservation staff.

Applications received by February 1, 2009 will be given first

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