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Position at UT Austin

From: Peggy Mueller <pmueller>
Date: Wednesday, June 24, 1998
Collections Conservation Librarian
Preservation Services
The University of Texas at Austin
The General Libraries

The Collection Conservation Librarian is responsible for the
physical care of a wide variety of library materials in the
University of Texas at Austin General Libraries (a large research
library consisting of a central research collection, an
undergraduate library, ten branch libraries, two storage libraries
and many special collections).  This position reports to the Head
Librarian, Technical Services Operations Division.

The Collections Conservation Librarian establishes conservation
priorities and treatment strategies for the collections in
consultation with the Head Librarian, Technical Services Operations
Division and the Head Librarian, Collections and Information
Resources Division with primary emphasis on the library's
circulating materials.  Chief responsibilities include management of
Preservation Services book repair, pamphlet binding and bindery
preparation units, including supervision of seven full-time
equivalent classified staff; managing the binding and preservation
supplies budget; training branch and special collection staff in
repair, housing and cleaning techniques; coordinating use of
automated binding system (LARS); coordinating and overseeing
disaster planning as head of the library's Disaster Action Team; and
monitoring library storage environments.  This position works
closely with library departments, units and staff; cooperates with
other conservation staff on the UT-Austin campus; maintains
communications with conservators nationally and with the Graduate
School of Library and Information Science Preservation and
Conservation Education Programs for Libraries and Archives.

Required Qualifications:  MLS from an ALA accredited graduate
program or bachelor's degree and two years of professional level
experience in library preservation or conservation program;
certification in conservation of library and archival materials from
an ALA accredited graduate program or equivalent experience;
experience in collection treatments associated with a conservation
laboratory dedicated to general collections in a research library
preservation or conservation program; demonstrated knowledge of
current conservation and library binding techniques.

Preferred Qualifications:  Two or more years post graduate
experience as a conservator for general collections in a research
library preservation or conservation program; binding budget
experience; automated binding system experience; supervisory
experience; strong analytical skills; flexibility; ability to
exercise initiative in a changing environment; ability to be
innovative with existing resources; excellent communication skills
and ability to work independently and as part of a group in a
collegial setting with staff from other areas of the library and the
university; demonstrated potential for leadership in university,
state, national and international programs and initiatives.

Salary range is $29,000 to $33,000 annually or more, depending on
qualifications and experience.  No state or local income tax.
Competitive benefits package; retirement plan options.  To ensure
consideration, applications should be received by August 17, 1998,
but will be accepted until the position is filled.  Women and
minority candidates are encouraged to apply.  Send a letter of
interest and resume, including the names, addresses and phone
numbers of three professional references, and a statement of salary
requirements to:

    Peggy Mueller
    The University of Texas at Austin
    The General Libraries
    P.O. Box P, Austin, TX 78713-8916.

Job number:  98-06-23-11-0080 A, June 23, 1998

For more information, see UT Library Online at
<URL:>. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer

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