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Subject: Position at University of Iowa

Position at University of Iowa

From: Regina A. Sinclair <regina-sinclair>
Date: Wednesday, January 6, 1999
The University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, Iowa

Position Description:  The University of Iowa Libraries is seeking
an accomplished and energetic conservator to serve as Head of the
Conservation Department.  The Conservator provides leadership and
strategic direction in the conservation treatment of special
collections materials for the Special Collections Department, Iowa
Women's Archives, and John Martin Rare Book Room.  The Conservator
also provides administrative and operational guidance for the
Conservation Department; identifies and guides new initiatives
involving technologies in the activities of the unit; assists the
Book Repair unit, which provides preservation services to the
circulating collections under the direction of the Preservation
Librarian; and, depending on his or her interests, collaborates with
the Center for the Book in teaching classes in bookbinding and on
other aspects of developing book studies programs at the University.

Qualifications: Required:  Graduation from an accredited
conservation program and significant work experience or equivalent
education and experience in book and paper conservation; extensive
knowledge of conservation theory, chemistry, and practice; thorough
knowledge of book and paper history, materials, and construction;
demonstrably well-developed skills in the examination, evaluation,
treatment, and documentation of library and archival collections;
experience in project planning and management, supervision, and
excellent interpersonal skills. The candidate should also
demonstrate excellent communication and organizational skills and a
willingness to share knowledge with colleagues and trainees; possess
qualities of teamwork, patience, adaptability, good humor, and the
ability to work with other staff in a spirit of cooperation and
mutual respect.

Preferred:  Completion of a formal training program, with a graduate
degree or certificate in conservation and a minimum of three to five
years supervised professional experience after training as a book
and paper conservator.  Experience in a research library setting and
knowledge of production methods.

Salary and Appointment:  Appointment rank and salary will be based
on relevant experience and educational background and will be
competitive with peer institutions.  The University offers an
attractive package of benefits including 25 days of paid vacation
per year, TIAA/CREF retirement, and a flexible selection of medical,
life, dental, and vision insurance, child care credit, and
additional benefits.

Application Procedures:  Applications must be received by March 19,
1999.  Qualified individuals should submit a letter of application,
resume, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three
references to:

    Janice Simmons-Welburn
    Director, Human Resources and Processing Services
    University of Iowa Libraries
    Iowa City, IA 52242-1420

The University of Iowa is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer.  Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.
For further information concerning the University of Iowa Libraries,
visit our web site at <URL:>

                  Conservation DistList Instance 12:57
                 Distributed: Tuesday, January 12, 1999
                       Message Id: cdl-12-57-022
Received on Wednesday, 6 January, 1999

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