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Subject: Position at Northwestern

Position at Northwestern

From: Richard Frieder <frieder>
Date: Friday, February 11, 1994
Collections Conservator
Northwestern University Library

Manages the Conservation Treatments section of the Preservation
Department as an integral part of a Library-wide preservation program.
Plans, organizes, and manages conservation laboratory. Performs complex
conservation treatments on materials from Library collections.  Develops
collection treatment and maintenance programs.  Participates actively in
collection surveys, as well as disaster recovery activities.  Reviews
commercial binding and mass deacidification specifications, and
participates actively in quality control programs.  Ratio of managerial
activities to bench work will be approximately 70/30.  Reports to the
Head of the Preservation Department; supervises two Conservation
Technicians and twenty student assistants.

Requirements: Broad knowledge of and experience in bookbinding, book
conservation, conservation principles and practices, including a
knowledge of the historical development of book structure and materials.
Understanding of the nature and use of library collections.  Ability to
design and implement collection-based approaches to conservation
treatment.  Strong managerial abilities in planning, evaluation,
supervision, work- flow design, and budget management.   Flexibility and
willingness to adapt to changing environment.  Ability to communicate
effectively both orally and in writing.  Excellent interpersonal skills.
Ability to work successfully and take initiative both as leader and team
member.  Ability to design and lead various training and educational

Also Desirable:  Knowledge of and experience in paper, map, document,
and photograph conservation.  Knowledge of commercial library binding.
Experience or interest in computing and information technology as
applicable to collections conservation. Bachelors degree.  Masters
degree in library science.

Minimum salary:  $28,080 plus excellent benefits.

To apply, send letter and three references to:

    Peter Devlin
    Personnel Librarian
    Northwestern University Library
    1935 Sheridan Road
    Evanston, IL  60208

For more information:

    Richard Frieder
    Head, Preservation Department
    Northwestern University Library
    1935 Sheridan Road,
    Evanston IL 60208
    frieder [at] nuacvm__acns__nwu__edu

Applications received by 31 March will be assured of consideration.

Richard Frieder
Preservation Department
Northwestern University Library

                  Conservation DistList Instance 7:59
                Distributed: Tuesday, February 15, 1994
                        Message Id: cdl-7-59-015
Received on Friday, 11 February, 1994

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