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Subject: Position at University of Nevada Las Vegas

Position at University of Nevada Las Vegas

From: Patsy McCarty <mccarty>
Date: Thursday, December 10, 1998
Preservation/Conservation Librarian

Responsibilities: The UNLV Libraries invite applications for the
position of Preservation/Conservation Librarian at the assistant
professor rank. The University Libraries seek a
Preservation/Conservation Librarian to administer the Library
Preservation Unit, to coordinate preservation programs and
activities for the libraries, and to plan and establish a regional
conservation center in cooperation with the State Library.  The
preservation librarian reports to the Director of Special
Collections. Responsibilities would include:  Maintenance and
supervision of conservation laboratory, including appropriate
conservation treatments and book repair; coordination with bindery
unit; training and supervision of staff, interns and students;
advising library staff on preservation issues and techniques;
conducting workshops, training sessions and educational programs;
assisting in library facilities planning; ongoing environmental
monitoring, and disaster preparedness planning; liaison with stacks
management; planning and supervising preservation reformatting;
coordination and administration of cooperative or contractual
arrangements for conservation of non-university material;
identifying appropriate external funding sources and preparing grant
proposals; representing the libraries on preservation-related groups
and programs on the local, regional and national level.

Qualifications Required: ALA-accredited MLS degree with specific
emphasis in preservation and conservation; demonstrated knowledge of
current preservation and conservation practices, including digital
imaging. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication
skills; ability to make decisions; commitment to fostering a
collaborative work environment.

Qualifications Preferred: Administrative and supervisory experience
in a preservation unit.  Two years experience in a preservation unit
in an academic library.

Salary Range: This is a tenure-track position.  Position is
contingent upon funding.  Salary is competitive and commensurate
with experience and background; faculty status, attractive benefits
package, including 24 days annual leave, retirement options, health
insurance, and no state income tax.  For more information on salary
and benefits see
<URL:http://www.unlv.edu/Human_Resources/Compensation/unlv_f12.html>
and
<URL:http://www.unlv.edu/Human_Resources/Benefits/bene_sum.html>.
The University has an excellent fringe benefits package.

UNLV is Nevada's largest comprehensive, doctoral-degree-granting
institution with 21,000 students and more than 700 full-time
faculty.  The UNLV libraries are comprised of the main James R.
Dickinson Library, the Curriculum Materials Library, the
Architecture Studies Library, and a soon-to-be constructed Music
Library. Construction on a new main library, the Lied Library, began
in early 1998. This 300,000 square foot, $51 million facility will
include an Information Commons and a fully wired four-classroom
Collaborative Learning Center.  For additional information, see the
UNLV World Wide Web site at http://www.unlv.edu.

Application Deadline and Details:  Send letter of application,
resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail
addresses of three professional references to

    Susan Jarvis
    Chair Preservation/Conservation Librarian Search Committee
    James R. Dickinson Library
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    4505 Maryland Parkway Box 457001
    Las Vegas, NV  89154-7001

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue
until the position is filled.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, Women,
Veterans and the Disabled are encouraged to apply.

Patsy L. McCarty
Material Preservation
UNLV Library  702-895-3055

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