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Position at University of Kentucky

From: Becky Ryder <rjryde01>
Date: Thursday, October 15, 1998
Conservation Librarian
University of Kentucky Libraries
Lexington, KY  40506-0456
October 14, 1998

Review of applications to begin December 1, 1998 until position is

The Conservation Librarian, a full-time, tenure track faculty
appointment, will supervise the conservation services at the
University of Kentucky Libraries.  The position will be based in the
Conservation Lab in the William T. Young Library and will report to
the Preservation Librarian who oversees the Preservation Program
comprising three areas: conservation services, binding services and

Responsibilities: The Conservation Librarian will oversee the
conservation services program for the University of Kentucky Library
System.  This includes conservation and restoration services for
special collections and archives materials as well as the book
repair, in-house binding, box making, and restoration for
circulating collections.  Working primarily with material from the
Special Collections Division, the Conservation Librarian will
perform high-level conservation and restoration treatments on paper,
parchment and vellum, both bound and unbound, with bound volumes
cased in cloth, paper or leather and will perform or oversee other
treatments including encapsulation, deacidification, and protective
enclosure construction.  The Conservation Librarian will train and
supervise student assistants to perform book repairs, pamphlet
binding and box construction and will work with other Library
Service Centers to set up preservation facilities and services that
work cooperatively with the Young Conservation Lab.  The
Conservation Librarian will monitor supplies budgets, maintain the
supplies inventory and oversee the maintenance of conservation

Working with the Preservation Librarian, the Conservation Librarian
will assist with other preservation activities such as disaster
planning, preservation training, grant writing, ARL Preservation
Statistics, collection surveys and environmental monitoring.  The
position will provide reference service/document delivery on
preservation related topics to university and non-university
community and will actively represent the University of Kentucky in
local, regional and national preservation efforts through
participation in conferences and professional forums.

Qualifications: Masters degree in library science, conservation
studies, archival studies or related field. Conservation training
from an established conservation studies program. Experience in the
conservation of books, manuscripts, maps and other library and
archival materials excluding photographic media.  Portfolio of work
is required at interview. Conservation experience in an academic
library or research facility. Ability to work with minimal
supervision. Outstanding verbal and written communication and
leadership skills.

Salary: $28,000
Benefits: Faculty rank, 12 month appointment, 22 days annual
vacation. TIAA/CREF, Fidelity, and Twentieth Century Annuity plans.

The University of Kentucky Libraries consists of a main library and
12 branches.  Combined holdings total more than 2.6 million volumes.
The System has a staff of 65 librarians and 121 support staff and
serves a student body of 24,000.  The Library is a member of ARL,
SOLINET and the Center for Research Libraries. The new William T.
Young Library opened in May, 1998; see <URL:>.

Send letter of application, resume and names of three references to
the address listed below.  Individuals considered for an interview
will be asked to bring representative samples of their work.

    Ann S. Howell
    Administrative Assistant for Personnel
    University of Kentucky Libraries
    1-85 William T. Young Library
    Lexington, KY  40506-0456
    Fax: 606-257-8379

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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