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Preservation position

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  OFFICE MEMO         Preservation position                 Date:  3/22/96

>From Dina Schoonmaker
Oberlin College Library

Preservation Librarian, Oberlin College

The Oberlin College Library welcomes applications for the position of
Preservation Librarian.  This is a 12 month, half-time Administrative and
Professional Staff position reporting to the Director of Libraries.

Available: Summer 1996

Responsible for coordinating and supervising preservation and conservation
programs and policies for the library system, including preservation education
for staff and users, disaster preparedness, a conservation mending lab for
circulating and rare materials, and a reformatting and deacidification
program.  Supervises two part-time assistants plus student workers.  Interacts
with library staff in all departments and serves on library committees.  Helps
to write grant proposals and is active in regional and national preservation
and conservation organizations.

MLS from an ALA accredited library school or the equivalent in training or
experience;  knowledge and proficiency in library preservation and
conservation; demonstrated supervisory ability;  ability to work independently
and with others in supporting a team approach; evidence of initiative,
creativity, and resourcefulness in past activities; strong service
orientation; strong planning and organizational skills; commitment to
professional development.

Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Excellent
benefits package.

To apply:
Applications received by April 30, 1996 will be given preference; late
applications may be considered until the position is filled.  Send letter of
application, resume, and addresses and telephone numbers of three references
to:  Preservation Search Committee, Oberlin College Library, Oberlin, OH

Oberlin College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Oberlin:
"One of the nation's most esteemed, co-educational, liberal arts colleges,
Oberlin is unique among its peers because in addition to a superior academic
program it boasts a music conservatory that is one of the most prestigious
schools of music in the country.  The first college in the country to admit
women, Oberlin also was an early leader in the education of African-Americans.
 Abolitionists played a major role in Oberlin's early history, and students at
Oberlin, which was once a stop on the Underground Railroad, retain a concern
for social justice.  The campus is located in the heart of a small community
(pop. 8,000), 35 miles southwest of Cleveland" (Cass & Birnbaum's Comparative
Guide to American Colleges, 1994).

Oberlin College maintains high academic standards and, in addition to
strengths in the traditional arts and sciences, emphasizes interdisciplinary
study in such areas as African-American studies, East Asian studies,
environmental studies, Judaic and Near Eastern studies, and women's studies.
Oberlin attracts a talented student body that is racially, ethnically,
culturally, economically, and geographically diverse.  Oberlin offers an
excellent art museum, superb athletic facilities, and numerous cultural

Oberlin has one of the nation's largest and most complex college library
systems.  Its 1 million+ volume collection, located in the main library and
four branches, serves a student body of 2,700 undergraduates.  The staff
consists of 18.5 professionals and 35 FTE support personnel.  The library is
fully automated, including public catalog with retrospective holdings,
circulation, acquisitions, serials check-in, and a variety of on-line services
and CD-ROM products.  More information about Oberlin College and the library
is available at http://oberlin.www.edu.

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