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Subject: Position at University of Washington Libraries

Position at University of Washington Libraries

From: Kathryn Leonard <katel>
Date: Monday, December 21, 1998
Library Materials Conservation Technician
University of Washington Libraries
Reference: R10465

Applications are now being accepted for a full time conservation
technician position working primarily with the circulating
collections. The job description follows; applications may be
obtained in person or by mail upon request. To do so please contact:

    UW Employment Office
    1320 NE Campus Parkway
    Seattle, WA 98195
    FAX 206-685-0632

General Duties: Review and evaluate books sent for repair or
binding, identifying the commercial or in-house options for each
item. Use technical expertise and independent judgment to specify
treatment from within those categories. Advise library staff as
needed regarding treatment choices, routing procedures, and tracking
in-process materials. May maintain selection and production

Repair binding structures, including preparing textblocks prior to
commercial binding, resewing, recasing, cloth case rebacking,
leather hinge and joint repair, making pockets for items such as
plates, maps, etc., tipping in replacement pages. Construct new
bindings in various styles and materials, including pamphlet
bindings, case bindings, and post bindings. Dry clean, and repair
book pages, maps, drawings, and other flat materials with Japanese
tissue and paste. Construct protective enclosures such as drop spine
boxes, four flap portfolios, phase wrappers, and custom-designed
boxes; encapsulate maps, drawings, posters, and other flat work.
Assist with the salvage of library materials damaged in a library
disaster. May maintain supply inventories and equipment.  Perform
related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications: High school graduation, equivalent, and one
year of book repair or bookbinding experience. Excellent manual
dexterity and ability to work to a high degree of precision and
accuracy. Ability to work within established departmental

Applicant finalists may provide a portfolio or slides of their work
at the time of interview. Finalists from out of the area may choose
to interview in person at their own expense.

Salary Range:  $1,702 - 2,140
Closes: Monday, January 4, 1998

To apply, submit a completed application packet (available from UW
Employment Offices).

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative
action employer.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 12:55
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