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Positions at Yale

From: Roberta Pilette <roberta.pilette<-a>
Date: Friday, February 25, 2005
Paper Conservator for Beinecke collections
Rank: Conservator I-II
Full time, permanent position

This is A new conservator position.  The Beinecke has a wide range
of flat paper holdings from manuscripts to art on paper to early

The University Library, which is a highly valued partner in teaching
and research at the University, has more than 11 million volumes
housed in the Sterling Memorial Library and 22 school and
departmental libraries. It employs a dynamic and innovative staff of
nearly 600 FTE who have the opportunity to work with the highest
caliber of faculty and students, participate on committees and are
involved in other areas of staff development. A full spectrum of
library resources, from rare books and manuscripts to rapidly
expanding network of electronic resources, constitutes one of Yale's
distinctive strengths. The Library is engaged in numerous digital
initiatives designed to provide access to a full array of scholarly
information. Yale is a member of the Program for Cooperative
Cataloging and contributes to the NACO and BIBCO Programs.

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library: The Beinecke Library, one
of the world's largest buildings devoted entirely to rare books and
manuscripts, is Yale's principal repository for literary archives,
early manuscripts, and rare books. The Beinecke collections are
internationally known and heavily used by scholars from around the
world. In addition to its distinguished general collections, the
Beinecke Library houses outstanding special collections devoted to
American literature, German literature, Western Americana, and the
Osborn Collection, noted for its British literary and historical

Conservation Laboratory: The Yale University Library's Conservation
Laboratory is one unit within the Preservation Department and is
responsible for item level treatment and housing of rare and special
materials. In addition to treatment, the lab provides support for
exhibits and consults and provides leadership Library-wide on
conservation issues such as the safe care and handling of
non-circulating collections, emergency response and recovery, and
provides information to the public on conservation practices at Yale
University Library.

Responsibilities Under the general direction of the Yale University
Library's Chief Conservator, the Paper Conservator plans and
performs conservation treatment on the full range of materials found
in the Beinecke Rare Book Library; assists in planning strategies
for collection care working with the Chief Conservator and when
appropriate the Collections Care Librarian; recommends proper
housing and storing of collections; assists in the teaching of
conservation techniques and methods; assists in the response to
emergencies as needed; and may be responsible for the conservation
of photographic collections.

The paper conservator participates actively in the Library's
management, assessment, training, and development programs;
contributes to implementing the mission of the Library; serves on
Library and University committees as appropriate; and is active
professionally.  The Paper Conservator maintains professional
affiliations in appropriate organizations and keeps abreast of the
latest developments in conservation principles, techniques, and

Qualifications: Master's degree in Conservation, Materials Science,
Library Science (ALA-accredited program), or related field, and
minimum one year relevant professional conservation experience; or
an equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated
professional accomplishments and a minimum of two years of
experience and accomplishments for appointment at the Conservator
II. Professional accomplishments demonstrated through a portfolio of
conservation treatment work in the area of library and archival
materials. Thorough knowledge of conservation principles for a wide
variety of materials preservation, and of conservation techniques
and procedures, as demonstrated through previous relevant experience
in a research or academic institution. Strong communication and
analytical skills; the ability to work independently and with
others; the ability to excel in a dynamic team environment; strong
computer skills.  Knowledge of photographic chemistry, materials,
history and conservation techniques is desirable. Thorough knowledge
of chemistry and book history and history of library materials in

Salary and Benefits: Rank and competitive salary will be based upon
the successful candidate's qualifications and experience. Full
benefits package including 22 vacation days; 18 holidays, recess and
personal days; comprehensive health care; TIAA/CREF or Yale
retirement plan; and relocation assistance. The application deadline
is April 30, 2005.  Applications will be accepted until the position
is filled.  Applications consisting of a cover letter, resume, and
the names of three references should be mailed to:

    Diane Y. Turner
    Associate University Librarian for Human Resources
    Staff Training and Security
    Yale University Library
    PO Box 208240
    New Haven CT 06520
    Fax: 203-432-1806

Submissions via email are also welcomed and can be sent as a Word
attachment to hrlibrary<-a t->yale< . >edu. Please be sure to include Source
Codes EAYU14766

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Bobbie Pilette
Head, Preservation Dept
Yale University Library

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:40
                 Distributed: Monday, February 28, 2005
                       Message Id: cdl-18-40-039
Received on Friday, 25 February, 2005

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