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Subject: Position at UC Berkeley

Position at UC Berkeley

From: Gillian Boal <gboal<-a>
Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2005
Library Conservator
Preservation Department
University of California-Berkeley

Salary Range: Annual $34,500 - $55,521

Join the Preservation Department's team charged with conserving
paper-based circulating and special collections in the University of
California, Berkeley, Library.

Responsibilities:  Provide disaster response and salvage of
collections; analyze needs and sort collection materials for
conservation treatment;  perform simple through complex treatments
on books and paper, exercising a high degree of  judgement in
applying established conservation principles and procedures;
organize and implement conservation projects, including production
planning, supplies, and workflow to meet project deadlines;
communicate with staff and clients orally and in writing;  document
treatment and processing procedures;  teach other staff treatment
skills and procedures;  use and maintain specialized conservation
equipment (e.g., board shears, guillotine, ultrasonic encapsulator,
freeze dryer, fume extractor);  compile departmental records and
statistics for conservation services;  monitor supply and equipment
needs, investigate options to meet needs, and resolve technical

Requirements and Qualifications: Book and paper repair and
conservation skills for treatment of  circulating and special
collections' materials;  working knowledge of book and paper
conservation principles;  ability to work effectively as a member of
a team;  ability to work under general supervision with a high
degree of day-to-day independence;  writing skills to document
procedures;   basic competence with email and Microsoft Office

Preferred qualifications: Training from a recognized library and
archives preservation/conservation program;  three or more years
experience as a professional library conservator;  experience
working as a library conservator in a research library;  knowledge
of conservation chemistry.

For further information or to apply, see

Search Keyword:   2768

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