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Position at Austin

From: Ellen Cunningham-Kruppa <ellen.c>
Date: Wednesday, July 22, 1992
Collections Conservation Librarian

The Collections Conservation Librarian is responsible for the physical
care of a wide variety of library materials in the University of Texas
at Austin General Libraries (a large research library consisting of a
central research collection, an undergraduate library, eleven branch
libraries, two storage libraries and three special collections).  This
position reports to the Preservation Officer.

The Collections Conservation Librarian establishes conservation
priorities and treatment strategies for the collections in consultation
with the Preservation Officer and bibliographers with primary emphasis
on the library's circulating materials.  Chief responsibilities include
management of the Preservation Department's Book Repair, Pamphlet
Binding and Bindery Preparation Units, including supervision of 7.5
(full-time equivalent) classified staff, training branch and special
collection staff in minor repair, housing and cleaning techniques;
treatment of circulating and special collections materials; and
monitoring library storage environments. This position works closely
with library departments, units and staff; cooperates with other
conservation staff on the UT-Austin campus; maintains communications
with conservators nationally and with the Graduate School of Library and
Information Science Preservation and Conservation Education Programs for
Libraries and Archives.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  MLS from an ALA accredited graduate program;
certification in conservation of library and archival materials from an
ALA accredited graduate program or equivalent experience; experience in
a conservation laboratory dedicated to general collections in a research
library preservation or conservation program; demonstrated knowledge of
current conservation and library binding techniques; supervisory

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Two or more years' post graduate experience
as a conservator for general collections in a research library
preservation or conservation program; good written and verbal
communication skills; strong analytical skills; flexibility; ability to
work effectively with staff at all levels and with many different

Salary range is $23,000 to $26,000 annually or more, depending on
qualifications.  No state or local income tax.  Competitive benefits
package.  Retirement plan options.  To ensure consideration,
applications should be received by September 21, 1992, but will be
accepted until the position is filled.  Send letter of application and
resume, including the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three
professional references and a statement of salary requirements to: Peggy
Mueller, The University of Texas at Austin, The General Libraries, P.O.
Box P, Austin, TX 78713-7330.  An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action

                  Conservation DistList Instance 6:10
                  Distributed: Thursday, July 23, 1992
                        Message Id: cdl-6-10-006
Received on Wednesday, 22 July, 1992

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