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Position at Michigan State University

From: Jeanne Drewes <drewes>
Date: Sunday, January 9, 2000
Collections Conservator/Librarian I, LIB 102
Michigan State University Libraries

Description:  Reporting to the Assistant Director for Access and
Preservation, the Collections Conservator is responsible for the
physical care of a wide range of research materials in the Michigan
State University Libraries.  The Conservator administers a
comprehensive program to conserve materials held in the general and
special collections, and performs a variety of treatments designed
to stabilize and protect their condition. Assignment will include
treating unique and special collections materials. The Collections
Conservator assists in managing and planning the conservation
program, including: establishing conservation priorities within the
Libraries; managing and planning treatment methods and procedures
for circulating and special collections, training and supervising
one half-time Book Repair Technician and student workers. Other
duties include working  on special projects, serving on the Disaster
Recovery Committee, consulting with other library staff and
providing training for branch library staff for minor repairs for
their collections. May include an additional assignment in other
areas depending on expertise.

Qualifications: Required: ALA-accredited MLS; knowledge of current
conservation principles, practices, and procedures; demonstrated
ability to work independently and productively; excellent oral and
written communication; strong analytical and organizational skills;
ability to work effectively with faculty, students and staff;
preparation and commitment to conduct independent scholarship
consistent with a librarian appointment; ability to work in a
dynamic and changing environment.    Portfolio of work will be
reviewed at the interview. Desired:  two or more years' experience
in a conservation program for general collections; experience in
treatment decision-making; experience in supervision; advanced
knowledge of hand bookbinding techniques and principles.

Compensation: Minimum $34,000.   MSU provides generous fringe

Date--15 Feb 2000
Priority consideration.
Applications will be accepted until this position is filled.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, resume,
and the names and addresses of three references to:

    Carole Armstrong
    Libraries Human Resources
    Michigan State University Libraries
    100 Library
    East Lansing MI 48824-1048

or fax them to: 517-432-3532, attention Diane. For information about
this job search, e-mail mayers [at] pilot__msu__edu, please include the LIB
number from the top of the posting.

For more information about Michigan State University Libraries,
visit our <URL:>

Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive
reasonable accommodation Michigan State University is an Affirmative
Action/Equal Opportunity Institution

Diane Mayers
100 Main Library
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI  48824-1048
Fax: 517-432-3532

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