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Subject: Position at Ohio State University

Position at Ohio State University

From: Sharon A. Sullivan <sasulliv>
Date: Wednesday, December 7, 1994
Ohio State University Libraries
Head, Collection Maintenance and Bindery
Preparation Department

Manages library-wide conservation program and department responsible for
carrying it out, including general and special collections conservation,
commercial library binding program, and materials processing/shelf
preparation.  Trains staff and supervises in-house conservation
activities and treatment evaluations; participates in disaster recovery
activities. Advises and assists Special Collections curators in exhibit
preparation; advises on treatment of special collections materials;
performs conservation treatments for special and general collections
or arranges for conservation treatment with outside contractors.
Recommends changes in preservation/conservation policy and practice;
writes and revises contractual specifications;  serves on committees and
advisory groups. Works under direction of Preservation Officer, but also
works closely with other library personnel and commercial contractors.
Department staff includes seven full-time staff and five FTE student

Required: bachelor's degree or equivalent experience and training.
Advanced training and/or substantial experience in care, evaluation and
treatment of library and archival materials, especially in conservation
principles, practices and ethics.  Knowledge of the historical
development of book structures and materials as demonstrated through
formal training or a portfolio of work.  Thorough knowledge of
conservation materials and supply sources and of salvage techniques for
disaster preparedness. Understanding of the nature and use of library
collections.  Supervisory experience and demonstrated abilities in
managing conservation and commercial bindery operations in a large
academic or research library or in a non-library setting.  Ability to
communicate effectively, orally and in writing; strong interpersonal

Also desirable:  knowledge of and experience in paper, map, document,
and photograph conservation.

Salary:  $28,464 - $37,632.

Open until filled; applications received by 1 February will receive
first consideration.  Apply to

    Sharon A. Sullivan
    Personnel Librarian
    Ohio State University Libraries
    1858 Neil Avenue Mall
    Columbus, OH 43210.

Include names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references.
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.  Women, minorities,
Vietnam-era veterans, disabled veterans and others with disabilities are
encouraged to apply.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 8:44
                Distributed: Thursday, December 8, 1994
                        Message Id: cdl-8-44-009
Received on Wednesday, 7 December, 1994

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