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Subject: Position at University of Kansas

Position at University of Kansas

From: Brian J Baird <bbaird>
Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2002
University of Kansas Libraries

Application review date: June 24, 2002

The University of Kansas Libraries invite applications for the
position of Conservator. The Conservator will assist in the
management of the Stannard Conservation Laboratory and assist in the
education of library staff about new conservation treatments
available. Reports to the Preservation Librarian.


    *   Perform or oversee all conservation treatments done on
        materials owned by the University of Kansas Libraries from
        both the general and special collections.

    *   Maintain strict quality control over all treatments
        performed in the conservation lab and collect, analyze, and
        report quantitative statistics for items processed in the

    *   Establish workflow patterns of materials to and from the
        Conservation Labs.

    *   Assist the Preservation Librarian in providing training for
        Library staff and users on collection care and handling and
        assist in promoting sound preservation practices and
        principles throughout the Libraries.

    *   Maintain inventories of equipment and supplies used in the

    *   Provide supervision and leadership to conservation staff.
        Additional information about the University Libraries'
        Preservation Department can be found at
        <URL:> .

Required Qualifications: Master's degree in a relevant discipline.
Significant book-related library conservation experience, OR a
certificate in book conservation and some  book- related library
conservation experience.  Knowledge of library preservation and
conservation treatments and technology.  Knowledge of physical and
chemical properties of books and paper.  Ability to work effectively
with department staff, subject librarians, and other library staff
in developing and following correct procedures for the care and
preservation of library collections.  Ability to communicate
effectively both in writing and orally. Experience in examining
library materials to determine the most appropriate preservation
treatment on an item-by-item basis.  Conservation skills will be
evaluated in part through examination of a portfolio of work of
correctly applied treatment techniques of book conservation
(candidates selected for an interview will be asked to supply a

Preferred Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited program.
Experience with desktop publishing software.  Conservation
experience in research library collections conservation as well as
single-item conservation treatment.  Supervisory experience with
student conservation assistants.

Annual Salary and Benefits: A highly competitive salary range is
offered, dependent upon experience and qualifications.  Benefits
include 22 days vacation and 12 days sick leave per year; several
paid holidays; group health and life insurance options; choice of
four retirement programs, eligibility for sabbatical leave (if
appointed as library faculty).

Application Procedures and Review Date:  Applications received by
June 24th will receive first consideration. For full consideration,
applicants must provide a letter indicating how their experience
relates to each of the required and preferred qualifications.  In
addition, please provide a current resume, and the names, addresses,
 numbers, and email addresses of three references. Please
do not submit portfolios at this time. Please send this material to:

    Sandra K. Gilliland
    Asst. to the Dean
    University of Kansas Libraries
    502 Watson Library
    1425 Jayhawk Boulevard
    Lawrence KS 66045-7544
    Fax: 785-864-5311
    sgilliland [at] ku__edu

Additional information about this position and the University
Libraries can be found at <URL:>

The University of Kansas is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. The University encourages applications from
underrepresented group members. Federal and state legislation
prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color,
national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, and veteran status.
In addition, University policies prohibit discrimination on the
basis of sexual orientation, marital status, and parental status.

Brian J. Baird
Preservation Librarian
University of Kansas Libraries
First Floor, Watson Library
1425 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045-7544
Fax: 785-864-5311

                  Conservation DistList Instance 15:82
                  Distributed: Thursday, June 6, 2002
                       Message Id: cdl-15-82-017
Received on Wednesday, 5 June, 2002

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