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Subject: Position at University of Delaware

Position at University of Delaware

From: Anita Shaughnessy <anita.shaughnessy>
Date: Monday, July 10, 1995
Conservation Assistant (Job #96S003)
University of Delaware Library

Duties and Responsibilities:  Evaluates damaged and deteriorated library
materials and devises appropriate treatment based on accepted conservation
methods and procedures.  Repairs materials, frequently performing complex and
unique treatments to books, pamphlets, and serials.  Designs and constructs
protective enclosures, including encapsulation of brittle, fragile, and
damaged materials.  Monitors and records the transfer of materials between
preservation unit and other library departments.  Trains and supervises
student assistants.  Orders materials forconservation unit.  Maintains and
reports statistics.

Required Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities: High school diploma (or
G.E.D.) required with two years of relevant college course work (art
history, chemistry, book arts, studio arts, art conservation)
preferred. Requires knowledge of proper treatment of works of art on
paper or library materials and one year experience handling and
repairing these materials. Requires ability to work independently
and devise solutions to problems; ability to communicate effectively
orally and in writing and to work cooperatively with others;
previous supervisory experience; strong organizational and time
management skills.  Good manual dexterity and attention to detail is
essential.  Specialized conservation skills developed asan
apprentice through formal training in book repair techniques with a
professional conservator preferred. Familiarity with microcomputers
and the Technical Services Module of DELCAT preferred.

To Apply: Obtain an application form from and submit a current
resume to

    University of Delaware
    Employee Services
    51 East Main Street
    Newark, DE 19716

Deadline for application formand resume is 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, July
25, 1995. This is a non-exempt staff position.  Minimum salary is
$19,613. The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer
which encourages applications from minority group members and women.

Anita Shaughnessy
Preservation Officer
University of Delaware

                   Conservation DistList Instance 9:8
                  Distributed: Tuesday, July 11, 1995
                        Message Id: cdl-9-8-013
Received on Monday, 10 July, 1995

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