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Subject: Position at University of Kansas

Position at University of Kansas

From: Brian Baird <bbaird>
Date: Tuesday, June 11, 1996
Professional Vacancy
Conservator
The University of Kansas Libraries

Type of Appointment:  Full-time, permanent, professional staff
appointment (State civil service), available immediately.

Annual Salary:  $26,376

Application Deadline/Procedures:  Applications must be postmarked by
July 1, 1996.  To apply, submit letter of application, resume, names
of three references to:  Sandra K. Gilliland, Personnel Officer, The
University of Kansas Libraries, 502 Watson Library; Lawrence, KS
66045-2800. State of Kansas employment application forms and
additional information will be mailed to all interested persons.
Candidates selected for interviews will be asked to bring a
portfolio of their work.

Responsibilities:  The University of Kansas Libraries are expanding
their conservation activities.  The Conservator reports to the
Preservation Librarian.  The Conservator will assist with the design
and development of the new conservation laboratory, and will assist
in the education of library staff about the new conservation
treatments available.  In addition, the Conservator will:

    *   Perform or oversee all conservation treatments done on
        materials owned by the University of Kansas Libraries from
        both the general and special collections.

    *   Maintain strict quality control over all treatments
        performed in the conservation lab and will collect and
        analyze quantitative statistics for items processed in the
        lab.

    *   Establish workflow patterns of materials to and from the
        Conservation Labs.

    *   Assist the Preservation Librarian with staff training and
        education on new conservation treatments.

    *   Maintain inventories of equipment and supplies used in the
        lab.

    *   Provide supervision and leadership to conservation staff.

Required Qualifications:  Bachelor's degree and any combination of
the following to equal three years:  a) experience in chemical
materials analysis and treatment of artifacts of historical,
artistic or intellectual value; and/or b) education in museum
studies, American history, American studies, conservation or library
science.

Preferred Qualifications:  Experience examining library materials
and determining and performing appropriate preservation treatments.
Experience performing various binding and housing structures on
objects being preserved. Supervisory experience.  Ability to work
effectively with department staff in developing and following
correct procedures for the care and preservation of library
collections.  Ability to communicate effectively both in writing and
orally.  Experience with desktop publishing software.  Conservation
experience in research library collections conservation as well as
single item conservation treatment.

Benefits:  Twelve days of paid vacation and twelve days of paid sick
leave per year; several paid holidays; group health and life
insurance programs; participation in State retirement program.

THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS LIBRARIES:  A member of the
Association of Research Libraries, the University of Kansas
Libraries has a collection of more than 3.1 million volumes
and 22,000 current serial titles.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications are
sought from all qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex,
disability, and as covered by law, veteran status.  In addition,
university policies prohibit discrimination on the basis of
religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status,
and parental status.

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                  Conservation DistList Instance 10:1
                 Distributed: Wednesday, June 19, 1996
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Received on Tuesday, 11 June, 1996

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