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Subject: Position at University of Utah

Position at University of Utah

From: Randy Silverman <rsilverm>
Date: Thursday, September 2, 1993
Book Repair Specialist

The University of Utah's Book Repair Specialist is responsible for
collections conservation of a two million volume research library.  This
position's goals and duties include:

1.   Hiring, training and supervising book repair technicians in
appropriate repair techniques, including:  heat set tissue repair,
Japanese paper and paste mending and guarding, supported and unsupported
sewing, adhesive binding, cloth spine repairs, temporary binding, case
binding, split board binding, Japanese paper board hinging, board
tacketing, encapsulation, Chicago screw post encapsulation binders, box
making (phase boxes, portfolios, and drop-back boxes), and creating
computer-generated labels.

2.   Reviewing materials for treatment.  Establishing treatment
specifications that support the institution's requirements for long-term

3.   Expediting shop procedures to balance shop performance against
library use patterns.

4.   Maintaining treatment and production standards for repair of the

5.   Implementing preventive measures as appropriate to minimize future
damage to new acquisitions published in vulnerable formats (i.e., maps,
pamphlets, and paperbound materials).

Five years library or related work experience or equivalency and
demonstrated verbal and written communication skills required. Advanced
knowledge of hand bookbinding techniques and principles and supervisory
experience strongly preferred.  The minimum annual salary for the
position is $16,662, including an excellent benefits package.
On-the-job professional development is one of the benefits/expectations
for this position.

Interested applicants should send a current resume and letter of
interest to:  Wanda McCray, Human Resources, 101 Annex Building,
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112.  The University of Utah is
an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Women, minorities and
persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For further
information, please contact Randy Silverman at tel. (801)585-6782 or
E-mail: rsilverm [at] alexandria__lib__utah__edu.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 7:25
                 Distributed: Friday, September 3, 1993
                        Message Id: cdl-7-25-007
Received on Thursday, 2 September, 1993

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