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Position at Stanford

From: Kristen St. John <kstjohn<-a>
Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Head of Preservation Department
Stanford University Libraries

Stanford University Libraries (SUL) collects a wide range of
materials in support of world-class teaching and research.  SUL's
collections include 9 million volumes and 7,000 archival
collections. The Head of the Preservation Department reports to the
Associate University Librarian for Technical Services and is
responsible for assuring that these resources are accessible to
current and future generations of scholars and students. This
position includes a role in developing strategic directions as well
as a tactical role managing and enhancing the programs which
preserve and provide access to library assets of all formats in all

The Head of Preservation takes a lead role in collection life-cycle
management, documenting and resolving preservation issues as general
and special collections are considered, acquired, processed,
reformatted, used, and stored.  The Head is responsible for
investigation of new strategies and technologies to address
challenges to long-term preservation and access.  This assessment
and consultation role includes responsibility for coordination with
curators, subject specialists, facilities staff, and technical

Stanford follows national preservation practices, which evolve with
the shifting needs presented by new library material types as well
as by emerging technology solutions.  The Department Head plays a
visible role for Stanford in national review of proposed new
practices, and ultimately must assess their impact on local

Full posting with responsibilities and qualifications can be found


Kristen St.John
Head of Conservation Services
Preservation Department
Stanford University Libraries
425 Broadway St.
Redwood City, CA 94063
Mobile: 650-485-9717

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Received on Wednesday, 26 February, 2014

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