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Position at NYU

From: Paula de Stefano <paula.destefano>
Date: Friday, August 1, 2003
Preservation Librarian
New York University Libraries

Description:  The Preservation Librarian works closely with the Head
of the Preservation Department in managing the Libraries'
preservation program, including needs assessment, establishing goals
and objectives; hiring, training, supervising and evaluating staff.
The preservation librarian administers the department's on-going
commercial binding program; manages the reformatting unit, including
preservation microfilming, preservation photocopying and digital
imaging activities; reviews damaged and deteriorating library
materials and assigns appropriate preservation treatments; and works
closely with commercial vendors.

This position requires active participation in program planning for
a broad array of multimedia library and archives collections,
including designing and conducting condition and needs assessment
surveys, gathering and analyzing statistics, recommending treatment
decisions, and grant-writing. Collaboration with bibliographers,
subject specialists, curators of special collections, and other
library staff is a key component of the preservation librarian's
responsibilities to identify materials for preservation and
facilitate binding, reformatting and conservation treatment needs.
The preservation librarian is also responsible for training of
departmental and library-wide staff in proper book handling
techniques and conducting general preservation awareness sessions.
In addition, he/she assists in maintaining and updating the
Libraries' disaster plan and oversees the monitoring program for
environmental conditions within the Library.

The New York University Libraries: Library facilities at NYU serve
the school's 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 4
million volumes. NYU Libraries' collections include three special
collections of rare English and American literature, an
internationally-known center for scholarly research on labor and
radical political history, the University's archives, and the
Institute of Fine Arts. New York University is a member of the
Association of Research Libraries, the Research Libraries Group, the
Digital Library Federation, serves as the headquarters for the
Research Library Association of South Manhattan, a consortium of
three academic institutions, and is affiliated with The New-York
Historical Society.

NYU Libraries' preservation department supports a wide array of
program activities including, commercial binding, conservation,
preservation reformatting (microfilming, preservation photocopying,
digital imaging), staff and user education, disaster preparedness,
environmental monitoring and state and federal grant-funded projects
for a variety of preservation initiatives. Moving image and sound
preservation is a new, ground-breaking component in NYU's
preservation program designed to complement NYU's new Moving Image
Archival and Preservation master's degree program. In order to
absorb and expand preservation services for the Libraries, the
preservation department is currently preparing to move into a newly
designed and enlarged space.

Qualifications: ALA accredited master's degree, subject master's
degree required for tenure.  Preference will be given to candidates
with a certificate in preservation administration. Candidates with
at least two full years experience in a preservation department in a
research library setting will also be considered.  Broad
understanding of the role of preservation in an academic setting and
knowledge of emerging trends in preservation and conservation are
essential.  Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and prioritize
projects is required.  Demonstrated supervisory experience is also
required. Excellent oral and written communication skills are highly
preferred. Experience in digital imaging, computer skills, database
management, and vendor negotiation is preferred.

Salary/Benefits: Faculty status, attractive benefits package
including five weeks annual vacation.  Salary commensurate with
experience and background.

Apply: To ensure consideration, send resume and letter of
application, including the name, address and telephone number of
three references to:

    Janet Koztowski
    Director, Human Resources
    New York University Libraries
    70 Washington Square South
    New York, NY 10012

Resumes will be considered until the position is filled.

NYU encourages applications from women and members of minority
groups.

Paula De Stefano
Head, Preservation Dept.
Barbara Goldsmith Curator for Preservation
New York University Libraries
212-998-2563
Fax: 212-995-4583


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