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Subject: Position at Dartmouth

Position at Dartmouth

From: Barbara Sagraves <Barbara.Sagraves>
Date: Wednesday, April 1, 1998
Collections Conservator
Dartmouth College Library

Dartmouth College Library seeks an experienced conservator for the
newly created position of Collections Conservator.

Responsibilities:  Reporting to the Preservation Services Librarian,
the incumbent plans, coordinates and oversees the evaluation and
treatment of the general and special collections material held in
the Dartmouth College Library system.  Hires, trains and supervises
conservation technicians and student assistants in the conservation
treatments of paper-based materials. Establishes and maintains
quality control of conservation treatments performed within the
library system.  Performs complex treatments on special collections
materials from the 10th - 20th century.  Assists the Preservation
Services Librarian with long range planning, preservation education
programs, and disaster recovery.  Serves on library wide committees
and in the absence of the Preservation Librarian acts as supervisor.

Qualifications:  Graduate degree in the conservation of books and/or
archival library materials with 3 years of book binding and
conservation experience in a research library; or the equivalent.
MLS desirable.  Demonstrated knowledge of conservation principles,
practices, and procedures.  Knowledge of bookbinding history and
book structure.  Demonstrated experience in treatment decision
making.  Knowledge of commercial binding methods and standards.
Background in general and organic chemistry strongly preferred.
Experience with designing a lab desirable.  Strong organization
skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability
to work effectively with staff of the college libraries and to
direct the work of others.  Knowledge of computers and software

Salary & Benefits:  Rank and salary commensurate with experience and
qualifications, with a minimum salary of $33,500 for Librarian II;
full benefits package including 22 vacation days, comprehensive
health insurance, TIAA/CREF, and relocation assistance. Dartmouth
College Information:  <URL:>

Applications:  Applications received by May 15, 1998 will be given
first consideration; applications will be considered until the
position is filled. Individuals considered for an interview will be
asked to bring representative samples of their work. Send resume to:

    Phyllis E. Jaynes
    Director of User Services
    115 Baker Library
    Hanover, NH 03755-3525

Dartmouth College is an AA, EEO, M/F employer.  Minority candidates
are encouraged to apply.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 11:80
                   Distributed: Friday, April 3, 1998
                       Message Id: cdl-11-80-025
Received on Wednesday, 1 April, 1998

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