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Subject: Internship at Cornell

Internship at Cornell

From: John F. Dean <jfd5>
Date: Thursday, January 27, 1994
New York State Preservation Administration Intern

A ten-month internship in preservation administration is offered in the
Department of Preservation and Conservation, Cornell University Library,
June 1st, 1994 to March 31st, 1995. This is a temporary ten-month
professional position funded by the New York State Program for the
Conservation and Preservation of Library Research Materials.  The intern
will be selected from among students graduating from library schools in
New York State and librarians working in libraries of New York State.

The intern will train under the general supervision of the Director,
John F. Dean, and Associate Director, Anne R. Kenney, and will be
exposed to a broad orientation through each of the Department's eleven
units.  The Department consists of eight professionals and 20
technicians and support staff dispersed through: Central Office (general
administration, grant development, system-wide preservation planning,
information clearing house,etc.); Brittle Book Replacement: (a
continuing program of replacement involving bibliographic searching and
liaison with selectors); Scanning and Digitization (electronic
scanning/digitization, facsimile reproduction of library and archives
materials, research and development projects); Commercial Binding Office
(the centralized processing of library materials through commercial
binders); Preservation Microfilming (identification and preparation of
materials for filming, contract specification, inspection, etc.);
Preparations (the pre- shelf processing by stiffening and pamphlet
casing of new, unbound monographs); Collections Conservation (the
large-scale conservation treatment of rare library materials,
construction of protective enclosures, etc.); Paper Conservation (the
conservation treatment of art-on-paper, unbound manuscripts, maps,
prints, etc.); Book Conservation (the individual conservation treatment
of rare books and bound manuscripts); Book Repair (the rapid repair of
circulating books); Conservation Liaison (the survey and furbishing of
all library and archives collections, documentation, selection criteria,
environmental monitoring).

The intern will work at various preservation tasks, and will carry out a
substantial preservation project addressing some significant issue in
preservation.  The intern will also attend staff and other pertinent
meetings, and participate in workshops and other training programs
conducted by the Department.

Qualifications required include: A.L.A. accredited library degree;
general knowledge of preservation practice, as demonstrated by relevant
library experience and/or formal course in preservation of library

Salary for ten months  $26,890 plus benefits.  Travel funds are
available to attend professional meetings and other educational events.
Housing may be arranged privately or with the assistance of the

Please send resume and cover letter of application, along with the
names, addresses, and telephone numbers, of three references to :

    Ann Dyckman, Director of Library Human Resources,
    201 John M. Olin Library,
    Cornell University,
    Ithaca, NY 14853-5301

                  Conservation DistList Instance 7:55
                 Distributed: Friday, January 28, 1994
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Received on Thursday, 27 January, 1994

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