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Subject: Position at Northwestern

Position at Northwestern

From: Marlene C. Klauba <mcklauba>
Date: Wednesday, November 18, 1998
Head, Preservation Department
Collection Management
Reports to: Assistant University Librarian for Collection Management

Responsibilities: The Head of the Preservation Department has chief
responsibility for managing the University Library's preservation
activities and for continuing to develop a comprehensive
preservation program for the Library's general and special
collections, for various formats.  Provides leadership for the
Preservation Department, which consists of the Materials Processing
unit (preparation and quality control work for commercial binding,
mass deacidification, reformatting, and grant funded microfilming
projects), the Conservation Lab, the preservation digitization
technology unit, and a User-based Replacement Program.  Supervises
and evaluates the work of 8 FTE staff and one .75 FTE librarian as
well as temporary staff working on grant projects. Manages
interdepartmental and interdivisional coordination of preservation
activities; the education program for staff and library users; and
special programs and projects.  Pursues grant opportunities for
special programs in preservation including reformatting, mass
deacidification, digitization, and conservation.  Evaluates
collections for preservation and reformatting and monitors
environmental conditions of stacks and collections.  As the leader
of library-wide preservation efforts for all divisions of the
Library, the head of Preservation works in close cooperation with
bibliographers and selectors in setting preservation priorities, and
with Technical Services staff who provide bibliographic access.
Promotes the Library's mission to digitize parts of the collection,
investigates applications of digital technology for preservation,
and participates in imaging and digitizing in accordance with
Library priorities.  May act in consultation with other Library
units and faculty for digital projects. Maintains disaster plan and
oversees disaster team that deals with Library collections.  As
department head, serves on the Library's Management Council.
Represents the Library to external organizations, such as the CIC,
on matters concerning cooperative programs for preservation and
contractual services.

Qualifications:  M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited library school and a
minimum of three years of experience in the comprehensive
preservation program at a research library, or comparable
professional experience.  Knowledge of current trends in
preservation required.  Background in reformatting or conservation
required; knowledge of issues involved with imaging technologies,
project management, and access required.  Budgetary and resource
allocation expertise essential.    Administrative experience and
proven record in successfully applying for and managing funded grant
projects.  Excellent written and oral communication skills.  Ability
to build consensus to initiate programs, coordinate programs, and
serve as a member of a project team.

Salary: $45,000 minimum.

Application Deadline:  Applications received by January 15, 1999
will be given first consideration.  Send letter of application and
resume, including names of three references, to

    Peter Devlin
    Personnel Library
    Northwestern University Library
    1935 Sheridan Road
    Evanston IL 60208

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer.  Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the
United States.

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