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Subject: Positions at Princeton University Library

Positions at Princeton University Library

From: Robert J. Milevski <milevski>
Date: Friday, December 13, 1996
Positions at Princeton

Description:  The Princeton University Library Preservation Office
is seeking two technicians to work on circulating, non-rare
materials in the Collections Conservation Unit.  Responsibilities
include performing an array of treatments on a variety of general
collections materials.  Primary treatment responsibilities include,
but are not limited to, repairing case and adhesive bindings,
inlaying original covers, resewing textblocks, paper mending,
repairing/rebacking/reinforcing spines, fabricating pamphlet
bindings, and tightening joints.  Other book  treatments, including
enclosures, are possible depending upon experience and performance

Requirements:   A minimum of one year prior experience in
bookbinding and/or conservation is required.  Individuals hired must
be able to follow instructions exactly and demonstrate good
organizational skills; must have manual dexterity and excellent hand
to eye coordination; must be able to handle safely fragile and
damaged works and work with care, deliberation and speed.  Must work
with materials which are dirty, dusty, moldy, folded and torn using
proper precautions and health and safety equipment . Must be able to
work independently and  coordinate workflow.  Must have working
knowledge of computers; the ability to work in a group environment;
and the ability to learn and use the library classification system.
Preference will be given to people with experience handling weak
and/or brittle library materials and who are familiar with concepts
of library preservation and with tools and equipment used in the
preservation of library materials.  An applicant who is chosen for
an interview must present a portfolio of successful book treatments,
or perform a dexterity test for assessing hand skills, ability to
follow instructions, quality of work, etc.

Salary and benefits:  Salary Grade D (starting salary:
$19,548/year); 22 days vacation; 11 paid holidays; full health

To ensure full consideration, candidates should send applications,
including cover letter and resume with references to be contacted,
postmarked by January 17, 1997 to:

    Conservation Technician Positions
    Maria Gopel, Human Resources Librarian
    Princeton University Libraries
    One Washington Road
    Princeton, NJ 08544

For more information, contact:

    Mick LeTourneaux
    General Collections Conservator
    letourn [at] princeton__edu

Robert J. Milevski
Preservation Librarian
Princeton University Libraries
One Washington Road
Princeton, New Jersey 08544
Fax: 609-258-4105 or -5571

                  Conservation DistList Instance 10:57
                 Distributed: Friday, December 13, 1996
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