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          CENTRAL NEW YORK BOOK ARTS: TRADITIONAL TO INNOVATIVE
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INDIANA UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES BLOOMINGTON
HEAD OF PRESERVATION

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.


Betty Davis
Libraries Human Resources
Main Library 201A
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN  47405
(812) 855-8196

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