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Subject: Position at NYU

Position at NYU

From: Paula Destefano <destefan>
Date: Friday, September 15, 2000
Conservation Librarian
Preservation Department
New York University Libraries

This position has been upgraded and reposted.

Position description:  The Conservation Librarian is responsible for
the physical care of a wide range of research materials in New York
University's Elmer Holmes Bobst Library.  He/she administrates a
comprehensive program to conserve materials held in the general
collections, special collections and archives, and performs a
variety of treatments designed to stabilize, conserve and protect
their condition.

The Conservation Librarian's time is divided between treatments for
unique and special collections materials and supervision of 3.5 FTE
conservation technicians. The Conservation Librarian reports to the
Head of the Preservation Department and assists in managing and
planning the conservation program, including: establishing
conservation priorities within the Library; planning and managing
treatment methods and procedures for circulating collections,
special collections and archives materials; performing treatments
primarily on special collections materials; hiring, training and
supervising 2 full-time conservation technicians and 3-4 student
workers; assisting in development and coordination of special
projects; ordering conservation supplies; maintaining and analyzing
conservation statistics and treatment records; participating in the
Library's disaster preparedness plan; assisting in exhibits; and
serving as a consultant to NYU branch libraries. The Conservation
Librarian must communicate and consult with selectors,
bibliographers and curators regarding treatments and processing of
general collections and special collections materials.

New York University's preservation department supports a wide array
of program activities including, commercial binding, conservation,
preservation microfilming, preservation photocopying, digital
imaging, staff and user education, disaster preparedness,
environmental monitoring and state and federal grant-funded

Qualifications: Completion of a formal training program with a
graduate degree or certificate of conservation.  ALA accredited MLS
preferred. Extensive knowledge of current conservation principles,
practices and procedures. Minimum of two years experience in a
conservation program in a research library with experience in
treatment decision-making.  Demonstrated ability to work
independently and productively in a fluid, complex organization and
to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; supervisory
capabilities; strong analytic and organization skills; ability to
work with staff at all levels and with many different backgrounds.
Additional experience in conservation of archival collections
preferred.  Portfolio of work will be required at interview.

Salary and benefits: Faculty status, attractive benefits package
including five weeks annual vacation. Salary commensurate with
experience and background. Minimum:  $38,000. Send resume with
salary requirements to:

    Janet Koztowski
    Director for Human Resources
    NYU, Bobst Library
    70 Washington Square South
    New York NY 10012

                  Conservation DistList Instance 14:19
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Received on Friday, 15 September, 2000

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