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Position at Northwestern University Library

From: Richard Frieder <frieder>
Date: Saturday, April 30, 1994
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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 activities.  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 further information, contact Richard Frieder.

Richard Frieder
Head, Preservation Department
Northwestern University Library
1935 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208
Fax: 708-491-8306

                  Conservation DistList Instance 7:79
                    Distributed: Monday, May 2, 1994
                        Message Id: cdl-7-79-012
Received on Saturday, 30 April, 1994

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