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Internship at Newberry Library

From: Anne Klos <klosa>
Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2001
One Temporary Internship
Save America's Treasures Intern
Conservation Services
The Newberry Library <URL:>
60 West Walton Street
Chicago, Illinois 60610-3305

This project position is funded through the Save America's Treasures
(SAT) grant program.  Reporting to the Director of Conservation
Services, the SAT Intern will participate in the treatment of the
Edward E. Ayer American Indian History Collection. The Ayer
collection includes books, papers, parchment, photographs and other
materials produced over the last five hundred years. The SAT Intern
will participate in creating housings, performing treatments and
other activities related to the Ayer collection and the Conservation
Department.  The complexity of treatments and level of decision
making in other projects will increase as the interns' skills
develop.  Housing and treatment projects will be accompanied by
readings in conservation literature.

Responsibilities: Provide appropriate housings for books, maps,
manuscripts and photographs, constructed after consultation with SAT
Conservation Staff and the appropriate curator.  Perform routine
conservation treatments with minimal supervision such as surface
cleaning, paper mending, humidification and flattening; under direct
supervision, some more advanced conservation treatments such as
washing, deacidification, hinge and backing removal, book binding
and binding repair may be done.  Document all treatments performed
and track all objects being housed using digital camera and
FileMaker Pro database.  Participate in disaster planning, pest
management, inspection of incoming materials and other activities of
the conservation department.  Research topics related to housing
projects and treatment; all other tasks or activities needed for the
achievement of departmental and project goals.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree, written and oral communication
skills, excellent hand skills, and the ability to work independently
and as part of a team are required.  Current enrollment in Master's
program in Conservation preferred.

Schedule: Temporary internship.  Approximately 35 hours a week from
January 2002 - September 2002.
Salary: Total stipend of $9,000
Date Posted: January 23, 2001
Available: January 2002.  Applications will be accepted until
position is filled.

Send cover letter, risumi and names of three references to

    Susan Russick,
    Director of Conservation Services
    The Newberry Library
    60 West Walton Street
    Chicago IL  60610
    Fax: 312-255-3509.

A portfolio will be required for interviewees.
The Newberry Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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