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Position at University at Albany

From: Anna Z. Radkowski-Lee <azrl>
Date: Monday, March 6, 2006
Collections Conservator
University at Albany Libraries
University at Albany, SUNY

Responsibilities:  Reporting to the Preservation Librarian, the
Collections Conservator is responsible for conservation, repair and
enclosure construction for the University Libraries' circulating and
non-circulating materials in the general and special collection;
works in close collaboration with staff across the Libraries to
evaluate collection and item level needs and recommends treatment;
assists with the development of emergency planning for the
Libraries;  evaluates and implements new technologies related to the
preservation and reformatting of library materials; and, provides
staff training. As the Department's student staff supervisor,
establishes specifications and procedures for work performed and
workflow patterns, and ensures quality of completed work.  Finalists
will be asked to submit official transcripts and will demonstrate
communications skills and knowledge of trends in preservation
through a presentation to library faculty, staff, and other members
of the University community.

Qualifications:

Required: Baccalaureate degree. Supervisory experience. Relevant
experience and training. Knowledge of: preservation issues in
research libraries; book repair, rebinding, and paper conservation
procedures; technical concepts and practices related to the
deterioration, preservation, and reformatting of library holdings;
emergency preparedness and response; and collection survey
methodologies.  Demonstrated ability and experience with book
repair, flat paper repair, enclosure construction, and reformatting.
Working knowledge of Windows applications and web-page software.
Strong service orientation. Excellent oral and written communication
skills. Applicants must address in their applications their
abilities to work with a culturally diverse population.  Preferred:
Experience with technical processing in a large library environment,
and conducting workshops.

Terms and Benefits:  Tenure-track position and calendar year
appointment; sick leave and annual leave; health  and disability
insurance; dental, vision and prescription coverage. TIAA/CREF or
New York State Teachers Retirement available (employee contribution
rate 3%).

Submit applications via e-mail, if possible, to
azrl [at] uamail__albany__edu

    Anna Z. Radkowski-Lee
    Library Personnel Officer
    University Libraries LI 111
    University at Albany
    1400 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY 12222

Deadline:  The deadline for receipt of applications is March 27,
2006. Please include the names, addresses, and phone numbers of
three references.

The University at Albany, State University of New York is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action/IRCA/ADA Employer

Anna Z. Radkowski-Lee
Library Personnel Officer
University Libraries - LI 111
University at Albany
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12222
518-442-3574


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