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Position at Princeton

From: Robert J. Milevski <milevski>
Date: Monday, March 27, 2000
Assistant Conservator--General Collections
6 Month Temporary Appointment
Available:  June 1-November 30, 2000.
The Princeton University Library

The Princeton University Library's general collections include about
6 million printed volumes, as well as significant numbers of
microforms, scores and records, electronic databases and journals.
The annual budget for the Library exceeds $30 million. The Library
employs approximately 300 professional and support staff workers, as
well as a large student and hourly workforce.  Library operations
are divided among twenty sites on campus, including a large central
library. More information may be found at the library's Web site

Description: The Assistant Conservator--General Collections is
responsible for the conservation and preservation of a full range of
research materials from the 18th-20th centuries in the Princeton
University Library's general collections.  The Assistant performs an
array of repairs and conservation treatments in a production setting
on paper, cloth, and leather bindings and textblocks according to
in-house standards, specifications, and documentation practices. The
position assists with the planning, organizing, and staffing of all
preservation activities in the Collections Conservation Unit (CCU)
for the physical care of the general collections; liaison duties
between CCU and other library units and staff as necessary; and
hiring, training, and supervising student workers.  The Assistant
reports directly to the General Collections Conservator, the CCU
unit head.  In the absence of the General Collections Conservator,
the position supervises and manages CCU staff and operations,
including overseeing routine workflow of library materials in and
out of the unit.

All applicants interviewed must present a portfolio of successful
collections conservation treatments that can be examined and
critiqued by members of the search committee and Collections
Conservation Unit staff.

Qualifications:  Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline or
equivalent experience. Knowledge and experience in the ethics,
practices, and techniques employed in the conservation and
preservation of general collections of library research materials.
Hand skills to work knowledgeably, independently, and productively
on a variety of book materials. Ability to work in a fluid, complex
organization and to communicate effectively with library staff at
all levels.

Preferred: Completion of a recognized program in library collections
conservation or one (1) or more years prior experience in a general
collections conservation program in an academic research library is
preferred.  Previous experience in staff training and supervision
and treatment decisionmaking is desirable.

Benefits:  Prorated: Twenty-four (24) vacation days a year, plus
eleven (11) paid holidays.  Medical and other benefits.

Salary and Rank: Dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Review of applications will begin on March 31, 2000 and will
continue until the position is filled.  Applications (resume and the
names, titles, addresses and phone numbers of three references to be
contacted) should be sent to:

    Search Committee for Assistant Conservator--General Collections
    c/o Library Human Resources
    Princeton University Library
    One Washington Road
    Princeton, New Jersey 08544-2098

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action

Robert J. Milevski
Preservation Librarian
Princeton University Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544
Fax:  609-258-4105

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