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Subject: Position at Library of Congress

Position at Library of Congress

From: Mark Roosa <mroo>
Date: Friday, January 28, 2000
Paper Conservator
Library of Congress

The Library of Congress invites applications for the position of
Paper Conservator to be filled at the GS-11 or GS-12 level depending
on qualifications. Below is a partial position description. Detailed
additional information, including application procedures, may be
found at <URL:>

General Position Information:

Title:  Conservator (Paper)
GS-1001-11 (4900) $39,178-$50,932 ($42,724-$55,541)*
GS-1001-12 (7208) $46,955-$61,040 ($51,204-$66,564)*
   *         Salary reflects locality pay

Promotion Potential: Promotion Plan to GS-12
Position Location: Preventive Conservation Section, Conservation
Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services; James Madison
Memorial Building
Tour of Duty: Full-time.  Incumbent may elect to work flexitime or
compflex work schedule
Type of Appointment: Indefinite, Not-to-exceed 2 years
Non-supervisory, bargaining unit position
Number of Vacancies: One

The Conservator (paper) performs conservation work on the full range
of library paper materials, including the rarest and most valuable
objects, and on those objects which present unusually complex
problems.  Examines and analyzes collection materials; writes
treatment proposal; obtains photographic documentation and
curatorial approval; performs treatment; prepares treatment report;
obtains post-treatment photography.  Develops annual plan for
preservation and conservation of Special Collections Divisions'
materials.  Performs needs assessment (survey) in collaboration with
curatorial staff of division.  Conducts conservation and
preservation training and workshops for junior staff, visitors, and
library staff. Identifies and recommends current and future
preservation needs; advises and instructs library staff and others
on these needs.

Mark Roosa
Chief, Conservation Division

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:42
                Distributed: Wednesday, February 2, 2000
                       Message Id: cdl-13-42-041
Received on Friday, 28 January, 2000

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