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Subject: Position at Columbia

Position at Columbia

From: Janet Gertz <gertz>
Date: Monday, October 1, 1990
Columbia University is recruiting for a conservator to fill the position
of head of the Conservation Laboratory:

Primary responsibility for managing the Columbia University Libraries
conservation program, including: managing the Conservation Lab; planning
and developing treatment procedures and methods for both circulating and
special collections materials; training and supervision of Lab technical
staff; coordination of the Libraries' disaster recovery program; and
assisting in grant projects, exhibits, and environmental monitoring; and
serving as an information resource.  The Conservator reports to the
Assistant Director for Preservation and participates in the Libraries'
overall preservation program, including liaison with other library
departments, staff and user awareness, publications, and system-wide
planning for preservation.

In addition to an undergraduate degree, requirements are: knowledge of
conservation practices and procedures, as demonstrated by a minimum of 2
years' professional experience (post internship and apprenticeship);
evidence of the ability to perform a wide range of conservation
treatments; creativity; supervisory capabilities; ability to work in a
fluid, complex organization and to communicate effectively verbally and
in writing.  Successful completion of a formal program in the
conservation of library materials is desirable.  Preference will be
given to candidates with an accredited MLS.

Salary range: $29,000-$49,300 depending on experience.  Benefits include
assistance with University housing and tuition exemption for self and

Send resume, listing names, addresses and phone numbers of three
references to:  Kathleen Wiltshire, Director of Personnel, Box 35 Butler
Library, 535 West 114th Street, New York, NY 10027.

Preference will be given to applications received by Novemeber 30, 1990.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 4:17
                  Distributed: Monday, October 1, 1990
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Received on Monday, 1 October, 1990

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