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Subject: Position at Harvard

Position at Harvard

From: Kathy Moody <kmoody>
Date: Thursday, January 5, 2006
Collections Conservator
Baker Library
Harvard Business School

Reporting to the Director of Historical Collections, the Collections
Conservator for Baker Library is fully accountable for the
development, implementation, and daily management of the Baker
Library Preservation/Conservation Program, ensuring the longevity
and usability of Baker Library's extensive collections. Manages the
recently constructed Conservation Laboratory, a facility for
treating archival, manuscript and print materials held in the Baker
Library historical and general collections.  Develops and manages
annual Conservation/Preservation program budget.  Has overall
responsibility for the physical care and treatment of a wide range
of library materials. In consultation with the Director of
Historical Collections, sets collection conservation priorities.

Hires, trains, and supervises one FTE technician and other project
and contract staff.. Supervises all contracts for conservation
services on a project-related, as needed basis.  Plans and directs
work flow, and monitors quality and productivity.

Develops and implements collections care policies and guidelines for
Baker Library and for the management of conservation projects.
Collaborates with special collections conservators in Harvard
University Library's Weissman Preservation Center (WPC) to survey
and identify special collections material for treatment in the WPC

Performs a broad range of conservation treatments on materials in
the Historical Collections and general collections materials that
require complex treatments.  Develops and evaluates new treatment
procedures. Provides technical advice regarding handling and storage
of library materials.  Supervises the preparation of materials for
exhibition, preservation microfilming, and digitization.

Monitors environmental conditions in Baker Library and works with
HBS Operations to resolve issues that arise.

Leads the Baker Library Collection Emergency Response Team,
including organizing and implementing disaster recovery efforts.

Maintains current awareness of conservation principles and practices
as they apply to library and archival materials

Required/Preferred Education, Experience, Skills: ALA-accredited MLS
with advanced training and/or education in conservation. minimum of
four years of conservation experience, with demonstrated excellence
performing complex treatments involving a broad range of research
library materials.  Knowledge of the history of books and
papermaking, and the nature and causes of book and paper
deterioration.  Strong organizational and management skills,
including demonstrated ability to establish priorities and achieve
goals, train, supervise, motivate, and evaluate staff, encourage and
support team work and staff development, and  plan, organize, and
direct work flow. Ability to initiate and adapt to change, to
analyze and solve complex problems, and to be flexible and work
collaboratively.  Excellent oral and written communication skills,
including demonstrated ability to prepare reports and procedural

Our expectations are that employees of HBS adhere to and represent
our Community Standards:

    Respect for the rights, differences, and dignity of others

    Honesty and integrity in dealing with all members of the

    Accountability for personal behavior

Baker Library's collections
<URL:>, both
physical and digital, cover most aspects of management including
such specialties as accounting and control, agribusiness, banking,
business and economic history, commerce, economic philosophy,
finance, information technology, international business, management
education, manufacturing, marketing, political economy, and
transportation. The collections include approximately 600,000
printed volumes, 4,000 working papers, 186,000 annual reports, over
1 million microform items, 24,000 linear feet of archives and
manuscripts, and 31,000 photographs.

Baker Library holds one of the preeminent collections of historical
materials on business and economic history and philosophy in the
world. Major collections are the Business Manuscripts Collection,
which includes approximately 1,400 collections dating from the
fifteenth century to the current day; the Kress Collection of
Business and Economics, rare books, broadsides and pamphlets from
the sixteenth century to 1850; and the extensive holdings of the
Harvard Business School Archives.

The Baker Old Class Collection, approximately 300,000 volumes, is a
particularly valuable resource for tracing the development and
growth of American business and industry from the late nineteenth
century to the first half of the twentieth century. The rich
holdings include trade publications, government documents, corporate
histories and publications, and business directories.

To apply, go to, search for
req # 25347 and submit cover letter and resume online.

Kathy Moody
Administrative Office Coordinator
Baker Library 140A
Harvard Business School
Boston MA 02163
Fax: 617-495-8948

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:31
                  Distributed: Friday, January 6, 2006
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Received on Thursday, 5 January, 2006

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