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Vacancy Announcement: University at Albany Libraries



POSITION:Preservation Librarian

RESPONSIBILITIES: Plans, organizes and implements the University Libraries'
Preservation Program, employing a variety of techniques for preservation
and reformatting. Manages state-funded budget and grants; supervises
conservator, clerk and student assistants. Participates in planning and
implementing New York State Research Libraries consortial projects,
including digitization and mass deacidification. Advises library
administration on planning and policies for collection preservation.
Provides preservation and disaster preparedness education for staff and
library users. Prepares grant proposals. Works with Circulation staff,
Special Collections and Subject Bibliographers to identify items for
conservation treatment and reformatting. Coordinates preservation binding
activities with Technical Services staff. Reports to the Assistant Director
for Collections. Research, publication and service to the Libraries and
University are expected to satisfy criteria for continuing appointment and
promotion.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required - Graduate degree in librarianship from an
ALA-accredited institution or foreign equivalent. Advanced training in
library conservation/preservation and experience with supervision and
budget management. Demonstrated oral and written skills, excellent
interpersonal skills and strong service orientation.

Preferred - Familiarity with commercial binding, microform production,
digital imaging and other new technologies.

TERMS & BENEFITS: Twelve month appointment: minimum sick leave and annual
leave at 15 days each per year; health insurance, major medical or Health
Maintenance Organization and dental. Social Security coverage. TIAA/CREF or
New York State Teacher's Retirement available (employee contributes 3%,
University contributes 8%).

SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience. Minimum of $ 34,917.

APPLY TO: Anna Z. Radkowski-Lee
Library Personnel Officer
University Libraries - UL 112
University at Albany
State University of New York
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12222
DEADLINE:Review of letters of application and resumes will begin December
27, 2000 and continue until position is filled. Please include the names,
addresses and phone numbers of three references that may be contacted.



THE UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY, SUNY AND THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
Albany's University Libraries are among the top 100 research libraries in
the United States. They are a highly valued partner in teaching and
research at the University, serve a campus community of 16,000 full-time
and part-time students and 2,300 faculty and staff and a broader regional,
national and international community. The Libraries employ a dynamic and
knowledgeable staff of 146 FTE and 300 part-time student assistants to
provide excellent services to a campus community that makes heavy demands
on these services. Collections total 2 million cataloged volumes and the
Libraries offer a full spectrum of resources, from rare books and
manuscripts to an array of electronic resources. Librarians work closely
with teaching faculty to offer an extensive program of user education and
information literacy instruction. The University Library on the main campus
is a large 175,000 square feet, 4 story building providing seats for 1,660.
It is open 109 hours a week. It contains several fully-networked library
classrooms and laboratories, a 60 seat computer user room, a large
networked reference area, and an interactive media center.

The Thomas E. Dewey Graduate Library for Public Affairs and Policy on the
Rockefeller College campus serves the graduate schools of Criminal Justice,
Public Administration, Social Welfare and Information Science and Policy.
The New Library, opened in September 1999, on the main campus adds 143,000
net square feet of space to the University Libraries and houses a
technologically advanced, 500,000 volume science library, the M. E.
Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, and the Library's
Preservation Department.

The University Libraries are fully automated. GEOWeb, the Libraries'
ADVANCE system contains information on all cataloged holdings and is
Internet accessible. The Libraries provide an extensive array of electronic
and networked resources and Web-accessible services. They are members of
the Association of Research Libraries, The Research Libraries Group and The
Center for Research Libraries. Additional information about the University
at Albany Libraries is available on their award-winning homepage accessible
at: (Http://www.albany.edu/library/).


THE UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY, STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK IS AN
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/IRCA/ADA EMPLOYER
Anna Z. Radkowski-Lee
Library Personnel Officer
University at Albany - UL 111
518-442-3574

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