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> Provide leadership and planning to prepare for 4,700 square foot
> state-of-the-art preservation laboratory located in future Auxiliary
> Library Facility.  The Preservation Department has acquired Kasemake
> automated box-making machine to expedite preparation of protective
> enclosures. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has recently awarded the
> Indiana University Bloomington libraries $1 million to purchase equipment
> for the library's new preservation laboratory and to establish an
> endowment to support preservation staff positions. Further information
> about the Libraries Preservation Department can be found at the Website:
> <http://www.indiana.edu/~libpres/>.  Responsibilities: Develops and
> establishes preservation policies as well as department's long- and
> short-range goals and objectives to achieve programmatic balance. Oversees
> state-and grant-funded budgets and develops cost-effective operation that
> is responsive to needs of other library units, collection managers, and
> library users. Motivates and leads staff in productive and collaborative
> working environment. Pursues grant opportunities of special programs in
> preservation including reformatting, mass deacidification, digitization,
> and conservation. Evaluates collections for preservation and reformatting
> and monitors environmental conditions of stacks, collections, and
> exhibition venues. As the leader of libraries' preservation efforts, Head
> of Preservation works in close cooperation with bibliographers in setting
> preservation priorities and with technical services staff who provide
> bibliographic access. Works closely with facilities staff on Auxiliary
> Library Facility planning and assists Executive Director of Development
> with fund-raising efforts. Promotes Libraries' mission to digitize and
> preserve parts of  collection, investigates applications of digital
> technology for preservation, and participates in imaging and digitizing in
> accordance with library priorities and in consultation with Digital
> Library Program. Maintains disaster plan and oversees disaster team that
> deals with library collections. Represents Libraries to external
> organizations, such as CIC, on matters concerning cooperative preservation
> programs. Qualifications:  Required: ALA-accredited degree and
> preservation program management experience or equivalent combination of
> professional training and experience. Familiarity with conservation and
> stabilization treatments for general and rare book collections. Knowledge
> of current trends in preservation, issues involved with digital imaging
> technologies, project management, and access. Proven record in
> successfully applying for and managing funded grant projects; budgetary
> and resource allocation expertise essential, along with analytical skills
> to conduct cost and productivity studies. Supervisory experience,
> excellent written and oral communication skills, and ability to work
> independently and collegially in complex, rapidly changing, and culturally
> diverse environment. Ability to meet requirements of tenure-track
> appointment.  Salary and Benefits: Salary and rank negotiable and
> competitive, dependent upon qualifications and experience. This is a
> tenure-track academic appointment that includes eligibility for sabbatical
> leaves. Benefits include medical, dental and group life insurance;
> TIAA/CREF retirement/annuity; and liberal vacation and sick leave. To
> Apply: Review of applications begins September 15, 2001. Position remains
> open until filled. Send letter of application, professional vita, and the
> names, addresses, and phone numbers of four references to:
> Yolanda Cooper-Birdine, Libraries Human Resources Officer, Indiana
> University Libraries, Main Library 201A, Bloomington, IN 47405.  Phone:
> (812) 855-8196; Fax: (812) 855-2576; e-mail: ycooperb@indiana.edu
> <mailto:ycooperb@indiana.edu>. For further information concerning Indiana
> University: <http://www.iub.edu>, or employment opportunities at the IUB
> Libraries: <http://www.indiana.edu/~libpers/>. Indiana University is
> strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity.
> The university actively encourages applications and nominations of women,
> persons of color, applicants with disabilities, and members of other
> underrepresented groups. Indiana University is an affirmative action/equal
> opportunity employer.

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