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Subject: Position at UT Austin

Position at UT Austin

From: Paul N. Banks <pbanks>
Date: Tuesday, September 8, 1992
  Dear Colleague:

  Enclosed is our posting for the conservation laboratory teaching
  position.  I hope you will consider it and apply or nominate those who
  might fulfill our needs.  We are looking for an exceptional person to
  impart  knowledge to students coming into the field.

  The GSLIS is a very hospitable place, as is the Austin area.  There is a
  very active community of conservation professionals and laboratories in
  Austin, including those in the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center,
  the UT General Libraries, Texas Memorial Museum, the Archer M.
  Huntington Art Museum and BookLab, Inc.  Opportunities will be available
  for cooperation in areas of continuing education and research over the
  longer term.

  Paul Banks and I will be happy to talk to anyone interested in the
  position.  My phone number is 512-471-3705; Paul's is 512-471-6432.  We
  are interested in an early appointment in order for the conservator to
  participate in planning the laboratories and curriculum for the Fall
  1993 class.  The position will actually begin in Fall 1993.


  Carolyn Harris

    Preservation and Conservation Education Programs
    August 31, 1992

    The Preservation and Conservation Education Programs (PCEP) is
    seeking nominations and applications for a book conservator to teach
    the main sequence of laboratory courses for first and second year
    students.  This faculty member will be responsible for the teaching
    of physical treatment for circulating and special collection

    Although development of the syllabus is the responsibility of the
    faculty member, topics to be taught  are expected to include
    protective enclosures and techniques for refurbishing book
    collections; paper testing, washing, resizing, deacidification and
    repair; binding, including sewing and other forms of leaf
    attachment, covering materials and methods; historical binding
    techniques; book repair; rebinding; and full conservation treatment.
    Also included are treatment documentation and laboratory design and

    The conservator will also be responsible for managing the teaching
    laboratory; coordinating or teaching the laboratory course for
    preservation administrators; participating in recruitment and
    curriculum decisions with the full PCEP faculty; and all other
    responsibilities of a faculty member including service to the
    profession, the school and research.

    Qualifications:  Considerable training and skill in the area of book
    conservation; successful experience in the treatment of books and
    paper in an institutional environment; distinguished record of
    professional service and research; knowledge of book technology,
    binding history and the book arts.  Ability, experience, and
    commitment to teaching and research, as well as the ability to
    communicate with students at a variety of skill levels, will be
    emphasized.  Preferred are an MLS from an accredited graduate
    program, graduate training in conservation, and an advanced degree
    in an appropriate subject area.

    The position will be available the fall semester of 1993.
    Considerable participation in the design and implementation of the
    laboratory space and the acceptance of students will take place over
    the 1992/1993 academic year if possible.  This position is supported
    by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

    To ensure consideration, applications or nominations should be
    received by November 1.  Please send a letter of application and
    resume to Carolyn Harris, Director, Preservation and Conservation
    Education Programs, Graduate School of Library and Information
    Science, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX  78712.  An equal
    opportunity/affirmative action employer

                  Conservation DistList Instance 6:20
                Distributed: Sunday, September 13, 1992
                        Message Id: cdl-6-20-005
Received on Tuesday, 8 September, 1992

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