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Subject: Position at Amigos

Position at Amigos

From: Rebecca Elder <rebeccaelder<-a>
Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2005
Book Repair Training Consultant
Amigos Library Services

Grant Funded, current grant effective through June 30, 2005

Position Responsibilities

Basic Functions:

    Teach Amigos' curriculum of book repair workshops and conduct
    site surveys.

    Work with staff of cultural heritage institutions, primarily in
    the southwestern United States.

Major Responsibilities: Conduct training courses and presentations
to enable staff of cultural heritage institutions to understand and
utilize appropriate preservation techniques. Courses include but are
not limited to basic, intermediate, and advanced book repair. *
Conduct site surveys to evaluate physical condition of facilities
and collection materials and make recommendations for appropriate
activities to assure maximum collection lifespan. Prepare written
documentation to support site survey recommendations.

Work Schedule: As needed for workshops/surveys in Texas, Oklahoma,
Arkansas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California.

Travel:  As needed. Must have valid Drivers License, a reliable
automobile, and state required minimum car insurance(s).

Position Requirements:
Education: Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited
library school and either a certificate of preservation or archival
administration or extensive knowledge of preservation practices,
principles, and issues.

Experience:  Require three year's experience in basic bookbinding or
book repair, practical experience with basic preservation issues.
Prefer experience working and/or teaching in a book repair unit or
book conservation setting. Knowledge of preservation, conservation,
and book repair. Experience working with individuals and
institutions with limited preservation knowledge and funding.

Skills: Require ability to research topics thoroughly, excellent
oral and written communication skills, excellent planning and
organizational skills, knowledge of archival and library issues.

Traits: Energetic, enjoy teaching adult learners, flexible, patient,
ability to think "on your feet," analytical and problem-solving
skills, well organized, and able to prioritize.

To apply: Send a letter of application and resume via:

    Amigos Library Services
    14400 Midway Road
    Dallas TX 75244-3509, Attn: Judy Klote
    Fax: 972-991-9180, Attn: Judy Klote
    klote<-a t->amigos< . >org

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