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Position at Michigan State University

From: Eric Alstrom <alstrom>
Date: Monday, February 27, 2006
Assistant Conservator
Michigan State University

Michigan State University Libraries has an opening for a grant
funded 1.5-year assistant conservator position.  Position will
commence no sooner than June 1, 2006. Please refer to the posting
number below when applying. First consideration will be given to
applications received by March 20, 2006.

Posting Number: P50736 Library Assistant IV (Grade 11)--Assistant
Conservator Salary: $35,042 Minimum

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 Functions" below), 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.  Applicant must provide a portfolio
of completed treatment work at time of interview.

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

Basic Functions: 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 one and a half years from date of hire.

To apply for this position, please email for the special
"Application For Employment" which must be filled out.

For additional information about this position, email Eric Alstrom
<alstrom [at] mail__lib__msu__edu>.

Eric Alstrom
Collections Conservator
Michigan State University Libraries
Fax: 517-353-8969

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