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Subject: Position at Princeton

Position at Princeton

From: Robert J. Milevski <milevski>
Date: Thursday, June 8, 2000
Conservation Technician
Collections Conservation Unit
Preservation Office
Available:  Immediately

Introduction:  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 320 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 <URL:>

Description and Requirements: This position is responsible for
preserving the materials in the Princeton University Library by
providing conservation treatment for items that have fallen into
disrepair.  Primary tasks include: executing case bindings, adhesive
bindings, pamphlet bindings, and split-board bindings; inlaying
original covers; resewing textblocks; repairing spines; mending
paper; and tightening joints.  Requirements: ability to follow
instructions exactly and to demonstrate good organizational skills;
manual dexterity and excellent hand to eye coordination; ability to
safely handle fragile and damaged books, and work with care,
deliberation and speed; work with materials which are dirty, dusty,
moldy, folded, and torn using proper precautions and health and
safety equipment; ability to work independently and coordinate
workflow; have working knowledge of computers; ability to work in a
group environment; ability to learn and use library classification
system; have minimum of one year prior experience in bookbinding,
book repair, and/or conservation.  Preference will be given to
individuals who are familiar with the concepts of library
preservation, have experience handling weak and or brittle library
materials, and are familiar with tools and equipment used in the
preservation of library materials.

Benefits: Twenty-two (22) vacation days a year, plus eleven (11)
paid holidays. Pension plan, group life insurance, health coverage
insurance, and disability insurance.

Salary:  Pay Grade D : $21,995 (from July 1, 2000).

To ensure full consideration, interested candidates should send a
letter of interest; a resume; the names, titles, addresses, and
telephone numbers of two references to:

    Human Resources Office
    Princeton University Library
    One Washington Road
    Princeton, NJ 08544-2098
    Fax: 609-258-0454.

For additional information, contact:

    Robert Milevski
    Preservation Librarian
    Princeton University Library


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

                  Conservation DistList Instance 14:1
                   Distributed: Monday, June 19, 2000
                        Message Id: cdl-14-1-039
Received on Thursday, 8 June, 2000

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