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Subject: Position at Texas Tech University

Position at Texas Tech University

From: Carol Roberts <licer>
Date: Thursday, June 7, 2001
Conservator for Special Collections
The Texas Tech University Libraries

Responsibilities:  Texas Tech University seeks a Conservator for
Special Collections to assist with preservation activities in the
Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library.  The Conservator
for Special Collections will serve as a liaison for all departments
within the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, working
with the Head of Preservation and Conservation Services to establish
treatment priorities for a range of library and archival materials.
Primary duties will focus on needs assessment for all collections
and the conservation treatment of paper-based collections.
Additional responsibilities may include assisting with the
implementation of established preservation programs such as
staff/user education, disaster planning, or environmental
monitoring.  Reports to the Head of Preservation and Conservation

Qualifications:  Required: ALA-accredited Master's degree or
international equivalent.  Advanced training in library or archival
preservation and conservation through a recognized academic training
program or formal apprenticeship.  Applicants must possess a good
knowledge of the general preservation needs of all library and
archival materials.  Applicants with treatment specialization in
either rare book or paper conservation will be considered.  The
applicant must have good organizational skills, strong oral and
written communication skills, and excellent listening and
interpersonal skills. The applicant must have a demonstrated ability
to work cooperatively in a team-based environment with all levels of
staff. Preferred: Knowledge of photographic conservation.

Salary and Benefits: Depending on qualifications and experience,
range of $30,000-$33,900. Comprehensive benefits include choice of
retirement programs, including TIAA-CREF; 13 state holidays;
developmental leave opportunities; moving allowance; and no state or
local income tax.  This position holds academic status with
opportunities for promotion and continuing appointment.

General Information: Texas Tech University
(<URL:>) is a state-supported institution
with an enrollment of 25,000. Texas Tech offers a wide range of
academic programs in thirteen colleges and schools, including law
and medicine.

The Hoblitzelle Conservation Lab
(<URL:>) was started at Texas Tech
University Libraries in 1996 and exists as a centralized facility
for the repair and stabilization of library and archival materials.
The lab occupies a 2500 square foot area within the new Southwest
Collection/Special Collections Library
(<URL:>) and consists of a book and paper
conservation lab, a microscopy lab, a workroom for leather
treatment, an area for chemical treatment, and office space.

Lubbock has a metropolitan population of 224,000 and is the West
Texas center for higher education, agriculture, health care,
banking, and business. Located on the Texas High Plains, the city
enjoys an average of 270 days of sunshine annually, low summer
humidity, and moderate winters.

Application Information: Send letter of application indicating
qualifications and interest in the position, current resume, and
names and contact information of three references to

    Human Resources Office
    Texas Tech University Library
    Box 40002, Lubbock, TX 79409-0002

Electronic submissions are welcome and should be sent to Carol
Roberts <carol.roberts [at] ttu__edu>.   Please address all correspondence
to the Search Committee Chair, and specify the title of the
position.  Review of applications will begin July16th, 2001, and
continue until position is filled. Texas Tech University is an
EEO/AA/ADA employer.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 15:3
                  Distributed: Thursday, June 14, 2001
                        Message Id: cdl-15-3-040
Received on Thursday, 7 June, 2001

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