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Subject: Position at Princeton

Position at Princeton

From: Robert J. Milevski <milevski>
Date: Monday, September 28, 1992
The following vacancy announcement is for your information.  Please  
distribute a copy of our position to any or all who might be  
interested in it.  This is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic  
person with collections conservation experience who wants to make a  
significant contribution to a growing program working in a fully  
renovated and re-equipped space.  Those who wish may call me directly  
at 609-258-5591 for more information.  Robert Milevski, PUL  
Preservation Librarian.

Princeton University Libraries
Princeton, New Jersey

Position:Assistant General Collections Conservator


Description:Responsible for conserving and preserving a full range of
research materials from the 18th-20th centuries in the Library's general
collections.  Performs an array of repairs and conservation treatments
in a production setting on paper, cloth and leather bindings and
textblocks according to in-house standards, specifications, and
documentation practices.  Assists the General Collections Conservator in
planning and organizing unit activities and liaison duties between the
Collections Conservation Unit and other library units and staff as
necessary, including consultation with selectors, bibliographers,
curators, and branch librarians. Identifies treatment options for
materials selected for conservation and preservation; performs condition
surveys; manages mass treatment projects; trains staff as necessary.
Performs a variety of tasks that support the goals of both the
Collections Conservation Unit and the Preservation Office.  Reports
directly to the General Collections Conservator.  In the absence of the
General Collections Conservator, supervises unit staff and manages unit
operations including specifying treatments and overseeing routine
workflow of library materials in and out of the Conservation Laboratory.

Qualifications:Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.  Minimum one
year prior experience in collections conservation in a library or
archives preservation program.  Demonstrated knowledge of and experience
in philosophy, ethics, practices, principles, and techniques employed in
the conservation and preservation of library materials.  Demonstrated
ability and skill to work knowledgeably, independently, and productively
on a variety of library materials, and in performing a variety of book
and paper repair and conservation techniques.  Demonstrated ability to
work in a fluid, complex organization and to communicate effectively
with all library staff. Previous experience in treatment decisionmaking,
surveying, and staff training and supervision.  Must be able to
contribute meaningfully and effectively to the Library's collections
conservation program. Desirable:  Advanced degree in library or archives
collections conservation; significant collections conservation
experience in a research library setting.  An applicant who is chosen
for an interview must present a portfolio of successful collections
conservation treatments.

Benefits:Twenty-four (24) vacation days a year, plus eleven (11) paid
holidays.  Annuity program (TIAA/CREF), group life insurance, health
coverage insurance, and disability insurance, all paid for by the

Salary & Rank:Minimum salary:  $30,200.  Higher starting salary
dependent upon qualifications and experience.  Position will be filled
at the professional level.

To ensure full consideration, candidates should send applications,
including resume and the names, titles, addresses and telephone numbers
of three references to be contacted, postmarked by December 1, 1992, to:

Search Committee for Assistant General Collections 

c/o Maria G. Gopel, Human Resources Librarian
Princeton University Libraries
One Washington Road
Princeton, New Jersey   08544


                  Conservation DistList Instance 6:23
                 Distributed: Sunday, October 18, 1992
                        Message Id: cdl-6-23-009
Received on Monday, 28 September, 1992

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