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Position at University of Maryland

From: Yvonne A. Carignan <yc38>
Date: Wednesday, November 3, 1999
Collections Conservator (Program Manager)
University of Maryland Libraries
Preservation Department,
Technical Services Division, McKeldin Library
Associate Staff Position Vacancy / AS-5437
Associate Staff, Full-Time (12 Month Appointment)
Salary commensurate with experience.

Environment: In a dynamic academic setting, the University of
Maryland Libraries is undergoing a major reorganization to better
meet the service mission of the Libraries.  As part of this
reorganization, the Preservation Department has grown to include a
collections conservation program and mass deacidification
initiative, in addition to ongoing programs in brittle materials
response, commercial bindery preparation, reformatting, disaster
salvage response, and preservation training and outreach.  Members
of the Preservation Department not only are responsible for meeting
the preservation needs of the six libraries on campus, but
participate in a new environment which strives to facilitate
organizational communication and foster shared responsibility.

Responsibilities:  Under the general direction of the Preservation
Department Head, the Collections Conservator manages the work of the
Conservation Unit.  The Collections Conservator provides
professional expertise in determining the proper course of treatment
for library and archival materials in need of conservation, trains
and supervises staff and students involved in collections
conservation activities, executes a wide range of conservation
treatments on paper-based library and archival materials, and
arranges for other professional conservation services that cannot be
accomplished in-house.  The Collections Conservator serves as a
resource to the College Park Campus.

Qualifications:  Required: ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library
Science, or advanced degree in conservation of library and archival
materials. Experience: A minimum of two years of experience/training
as a conservator in a recognized conservation facility. Demonstrated
knowledge of the physical and chemical nature of library and
archival materials; the history of the book and paper making;
conservation ethics, principles and practices and their appropriate
application; and conservation supplies, tools, equipment, vendors,
and current technical standards and specifications.  Strong
organizational and supervisory skills, including the ability to
train and supervise staff and to assess their work; to plan,
organize, and direct work flow, and to plan and organize physical
space.  Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to
communicate effectively both orally and in writing.  Demonstrated
ability to work independently and to exercise sound judgement and to
effect change. Desirable: Demonstrated professional development and
leadership in the field of conservation as evidenced by continuing
education, by participation in professional organizations, or by
related independent activities or research.

Benefits: 22 days annual leave and 3 personal days; 14 paid
holidays; 15 days sick leave.  Employer contributes to health
insurance and retirement (State pension or TIAA-CREF), tuition

Applications: For full  consideration, submit a cover letter and a
resume and names/addresses of three references by December 15, 1999.
Applications accepted until the position is filled.  Send resume to:
Ray Foster, Library Personnel Services, Room #4105, McKeldin
Library, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-7011. You
may also fax your resume: 301-314-9960.  For more information about
the University of Maryland Libraries, visit

The University of Maryland Libraries is an Affirmative Action, Equal
Opportunity Employer.  Minorities are encouraged to apply.

Yvonne Carignan
Preservation Department Head
McKeldin Library
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:29
                 Distributed: Friday, November 12, 1999
                       Message Id: cdl-13-29-028
Received on Wednesday, 3 November, 1999

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