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         DATE: December 10, 1996

         POSITION VACANCY: Rare Books Librarian
         Kansas State University Libraries is seeking an energetic, creative
         leader for the position of Rare Books Librarian.  The successful
         candidate will play a pivotal role in developing and promoting the
         rare books collection through traditional and innovative means to
         enhance its scholarly use by students and faculty at K-State, as well
         as researchers throughout the country.  KSU Libraries utilizes
         Endeavor's client-based Voyager software to access OPACs, indexes,
         databases, Internet, etc. and in 1997 will celebrate the completion
         of a 28 million dollar expansion/renovation of the main Library.
         Kansas State University, a land-grant institution with an enrollment
         of 19,000, is a 664-acre campus convenient to both business and
         residential districts.  Manhattan, a community of 40,000, is located
         2 hours west of Kansas City in the scenic Flint Hills of northeast

         REPORTS TO: Chair of Special Collections

         DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  the head of the Rare Books unit within
         the Special Collections Dept. (University Archives/Manuscripts and
         Rare Books), develops and implements policies for reference,
         collection development, cataloging, outreach (including use of WWW),
         and preservation.

         QUALIFICATIONS: Required: MLS from an ALA-accredited library school;
         minimum of two years experience with rare books or special
         collections; knowledge of specialized online and printed reference
         sources for rare books; knowledge of cataloging standards, such as
         AACR2, LC classification, LCSH, MARC formats; evidence of ability to
         develop cooperative and partnership relations with constituencies;
         knowledge of preservation; excellent oral and written communication
         skills; strong interpersonal skills.  Preferred: experience in the
         following areas: subject-specific instruction using rare books or
         special collections holdings; donor and dealer relations; utilization
         of  WWW  resources; exhibitions; manuscripts and archives; academic
         setting; working in team environment.

         SALARY AND BENEFITS: minimum salary of $28,000 for 12 months,
         dependent on experience and qualifications; librarians have faculty
         rank and are eligible for tenure.  Benefits include: 22 annual
         vacation days; Blue Cross/Blue Shield health insurance; choice of
         retirement plans.

         Review of applications will begin March 3, 1997.   Anticipate on
         campus interviews to begin after  March 31, 1997.  Send letter of
         application, resume, and names, addresses and telephone numbers of
         three work related references to M. Jean McDonald, Administrative
         Services, Kansas State University Libraries, Manhattan, KS  66506.
         KSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

         This ad and position description can be found at