ANA launches search for librarian; former librarian to serve in interim

January 25, 2001 By ekr

ANA launches search for librarian; former librarian to serve in interim

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is seeking a librarian to oversee its tremendous circulation, research and preservation services.

Nawana Britenriker, who had served as librarian for the last three years, left the ANA’s employ on Wednesday, January 24, 2001.

Nancy W. Green, who joined the ANA Library staff in 1976 and served as librarian from 1979 to 1991, has agreed to serve on an interim basis. A graduate of the University of Minnesota, Green holds a master’s degree in library science from the University of Denver and also has worked at libraries at the University of Minnesota, University of Maryland and Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where the ANA is headquartered.

ANA Executive Director Edward C. Rochette says, “We are extremely fortunate that Nancy is available to help us maintain our important library services during the search for a person to oversee this great asset of the Association.”

The ANA Library houses the world’s largest circulating collection of numismatic books and periodicals. More than 40,000 volumes on coins, paper money, tokens, medals, military orders and decorations, and stocks and bonds can be borrowed by ANA members for only the cost of postage and insurance. In addition, more than 100 videotapes and illustrated slide programs – complete with narrative material – are available for loan to member clubs and individuals.

The current remodeling of ANA headquarters includes expansion of the library into an area on the lower level of the Association’s building. In addition, the Library will offer researchers detailed, digital access to the Harry W. Bass Jr. core collection, which will be housed in the ANA’s Money Museum, also being renovated.

The ANA librarian is responsible for the development and management of the library’s collection, including acquisition, maintenance and preservation of books, periodicals, auction catalogs and audiovisual materials. The librarian also provides research and information services to ANA members, staff and the general public, as well as solicits donations and grants for the library.

According to ANA bylaws, the librarian is appointed by the Association’s Board of Governors based upon the recommendation of the executive director. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Roberta Burghardt, ANA Human Resources Administrator, 818 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903-3279.

Originally Release Date: January 25, 2001
ANA Contacts: Phone: 719-482-9872
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