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Position at Michigan State University

From: Jeanne Drewes <drewes<-a>
Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2005
Assistant conservator (2 year term)
Michigan State University

Michigan State University Libraries has an opening for a grant
funded 2-year assistant conservator position.  The deadline for
applications is 5 p.m. eastern time December 2, 2005.  Earliest
beginning work date is January 2, 2006. Please refer to the posting
number below when applying.

    Library Assistant IV (Grade 11)
    Assistant Conservator
    $35,042 Minimum Salary

Required: knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be
acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in book
conservation or related field; one to three years of related and
progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in a
conservation lab  setting, knowledge of current book and paper
conservation techniques (especially in the treatments noted in the
basic function), and have an understanding of basic conservation
principles; proficiency using conservation equipment and tools;
excellent communication and decision-making skills and ability to
work independently;  provide a portfolio of completed treatment work
at time of interview.

Desired: experience with database spreadsheet, and word processing
software, library automation system.

Basic Function: processes library materials requiring a high degree
of discrimination and independent judgment;  examines, treats,
deacidifies, rehouses, and documents MSU Libraries> '>  early
American schoolbook collection of over 1,500 textbooks and Sunday
school books; under the guidance of the head conservator, the
incumbent will perform a variety of conservation treatments,
including (but not limited to) cloth rebacks, board reattachments,
rebinding, washing and mending of pages, and sewing of text blocks;
will include extensive documentation in a custom on-line database,
including photo-documentation; manages vendor accounts for
deacidification and rehousing needs. This is an off-date position
funded for two years from date of hire.

Apply for this position at the following URL:


    **** Moderator's comments: The above URL has been wrapped for
    email. There should be no newline.

For additional information about this position, email Eric Alstrom
<alstrom<-a t->mail< . >lib< . >msu< . >edu>

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