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Subject: Position at Newberry Library

Position at Newberry Library

From: Anne Klos <klosa>
Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2002
Book and Paper Conservator (temporary position)
The Newberry Library

Reporting to the Director of Conservation Services and the
Collections Conservator, the Book and Paper Conservator  (a
temporary position running approximately September 1, 2002  January
31, 2003 with possibility of extension) assists the Collections
Conservator in repair and refurbishing of the General Collections,
Reference Collections and some Special Collection materials.
Collections include books, papers, parchment, photographs and other
materials.  Treatments include pamphlet binding, cloth and leather
binding repairs, rebinding using period binding styles, washing and
deacidification, paper and parchment stabilization, box making,
encapsulation and other rehousing.

Responsibilities: The Book and Paper Conservator works with the
Director of Conservation Services, curators, and stack management
staff to inspect incoming materials for pests; identify and
prioritize materials in need of repair; specify and perform
treatments after consultation with curators; assist in coordination
of outside contracts with library binders; support preparation of
loans and exhibits; document treatments using a digital camera and
FileMaker Pro database; train and oversee volunteers, interns and
technicians; participate in environmental and pest monitoring; all
other tasks or activities needed for the achievement of departmental

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; experience training
interns and volunteers; ability to work independently and as part of
a team; good computer skills including experience with FileMaker Pro

Schedule: Full time exempt position.  Temporary position (five
months) with possibility of extension.  35 hours per week, Monday
through Friday, with occasional evening or weekend assignments.

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

Salary: Librarian I
Date Posted: August 15, 2002
Available: September 1, 2002, position open until filled.

Send cover letter and resume to

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

The Newberry Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer

                  Conservation DistList Instance 16:13
                  Distributed: Friday, August 23, 2002
                       Message Id: cdl-16-13-011
Received on Wednesday, 21 August, 2002

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