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Subject: Position at Newberry Library

Position at Newberry Library

From: Anne Klos <klosa>
Date: Thursday, March 22, 2001
Collections Conservator
Conservation Services
The Newberry Library <URL:http://www.newberry.org>

Reporting to the Director of Conservation Services, the Collections
Conservator is responsible for repair and refurbishing of the
General Collections and all open shelf Reference Collections; also
treats and makes protective enclosures for Special Collections.
General Collections include books, papers, parchment, photographs
and other materials produced since 1600.  Treatments include
pamphlet binding, cloth and leather binding repairs, paper and
parchment stabilization, box making, encapsulation and other
rehousing.

Responsibilities: Works with the Director of Conservation Services,
curators, supervisors, and stack management staff to identify and
prioritize materials in need of repair; to specify and perform
treatments after consultation with curators; document treatment
using digital camera and FileMaker Pro database; train and supervise
volunteers, interns and technicians; participate in environmental
and pest monitoring; all other tasks or activities needed for the
achievement of departmental goals.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required; Masters degree in
Conservation (or equivalent) required; knowledge of conservation
theory and practice for books and papers; extensive experience in
bookbinding and repair in a library environment; ability to work
independently and as part of a team; good computer skills including
experience with FileMaker Pro preferred.

Schedule: Full time exempt position.  35 hours per week, Monday
through Friday, with occasional evening assignments.  Temporary
position ending September 30, 2002.

Benefits: Group life, health, dental and vision insurance; fifteen
days vacation first year, twenty days thereafter, two personal days,
six paid holidays; book discounts and purchasing service. Retirement
plan, long term disability and long term care coverage after one
year.

Salary: Librarian I
Date Posted: March 22, 2001
Available: May 1, 2001, applications accepted until position is
filled.

Send cover letter and resume to

    Anne Klos
    Director of Human Resources
    The Newberry Library
    60 West Walton Street
    Chicago, Illinois 60610
    Fax: 312-255-3509.

The Newberry Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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