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Subject: Position at MIT

Position at MIT

From: Mary Patrick Bogan <mpbogan>
Date: Monday, August 3, 1998
Library Assistant V
MIT Libraries-Binding and Repair Section
Position Number: 98-0530L

Under minimal supervision, is responsible for preserving library
materials through a commercial binding service, and in-house repair.
Commercial binding: manages weekly outgoing and incoming shipments;
evaluates condition of materials; selects method of binding or
repair; prepares and processes shipments; maintains quality control;
uses automated system to manage shipments; keeps statistics;
processes invoices; communicates with staff in other library units
and at the commercial bindery. In-house book repair: performs a
variety of repair treatments (e.g. rebacking, recasing, protective
enclosures, paper mending, pamphlet binding) on the circulating
materials; participates in preservation projects, including disaster
response, and may work on special collections.  In absence of
supervisor, coordinates daily work of the unit.  Trains student
assistants. Other duties as required, including shelf preparation of
new library materials.

Qualifications: 4.5 years direct/related experience. Post high
school education can count toward experience. Knowledge of Windows
and spreadsheet applications.  Familiarity with ABLE binding
software preferred. Bookbinding and repair skills required; formal
training preferred. Knowledge of preservation field desired. Strong
interpersonal, communication and training skills. Organization
skills; ability to work efficiently in a production environment.
Physical stamina for handling heavy boxes.

Hours: 35 hours per week. Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00.

Please send resume and letter (include position number in letter) to:

    Jennifer Walsh
    MIT Personnel Office
    P.O.Box 391229
    Cambridge, MA  02139-0013

Applicants are responsible for their own travel costs.

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Received on Monday, 3 August, 1998

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