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Subject: Position at Princeton

Position at Princeton

From: Robert J. Milevski <milevski>
Date: Tuesday, May 2, 1995
Assistant General Collections Conservator

Description: Assists in the administration and management of the
Collections Conservation Unit (CCU) within the Preservation Office.
This includes participation in planning, organizing, and staffing
all preservation activities for the physical care of the Princeton
University Libraries general collections.  Major responsibilities
are: conserving and preserving permanent research materials from the
18th-20th centuries in the Library's general collections, with
emphasis being on pre-1850s and complex materials; supervising
preservation activities originating from in-house microfilming and
brittle books programs, including disposition and storage of master
negative microfilm and associated record keeping and contract
preservation photocopying and protective enclosures; and hiring,
training and supervision of student workers.  Performs an array of
repairs and conservation treatments in a production setting on
paper, cloth and leather bookbindings and textblocks according to
in-house standards, specifications, and documentation practices.
Reports directly to the General Collections Conservator, the CCU
unit head. In the absence of the General Collections Conservator,
supervises and manages unit staff and operations, including sorting
materials, specifying treatments, and overseeing routine workflow of
library materials in and out of the unit.  The overall ratio of
benchwork to managerial and supervisory responsibilities is
approximately 60/40.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree is required or equivalent
experience through employment.  One (1) or more years prior
experience in a general collections conservation program in an
academic research library is required.  Must be knowledgeable and
experienced in the ethics, practices, and techniques employed in the
conservation and preservation of general collections of library
research materials.  Must have the hand skills required to work
knowledgeably, independently, and productively on a variety of book
materials.  Must be able to work in a fluid, complex organization
and to communicate effectively with library staff at all levels.
Previous experience in staff training and supervision and treatment
decision making are required.  Desirable:  Completion of a
recognized program in library collections conservation or
significant collections conservation experience in an academic
research library setting.  An applicant who is chosen for an
interview must present a portfolio of successful collections
conservation treatments which can be examined and critiqued by
members of the search committee.

Benefits: Twenty-four (24) vacation days a year, plus eleven (11)
paid holidays.  Annuity program (TIAA/CREF), group life insurance,
health coverage insurance, and disability insurance, all paid for by
the University.  Staff housing and University-sponsored mortgages.

Salary & Rank: Dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Position may be a Librarian position or a Professional Technical
Staff Member position.

To ensure full consideration, candidates should send applications,
including resume and the names, titles, addresses and telephone
numbers of three references to be contacted, postmarked by July 1,
1995, to:

    Search Committee for Assistant General Collections Conservator
    c/o Maria G. Gopel, Human Resources Librarian
    Princeton University Libraries
    One Washington Road
    Princeton, New Jersey   08544


                  Conservation DistList Instance 8:87
                  Distributed: Wednesday, May 3, 1995
                        Message Id: cdl-8-87-015
Received on Tuesday, 2 May, 1995

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