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Subject: Position at Harvard

Position at Harvard

From: Ethel Hellman <hellman>
Date: Friday, April 28, 2006
Collections Conservator
Harvard College Library
Two year term appointment

Duties and Responsibilities: The Conservator works in the
Collections Conservation Laboratory in Widener Library under the
supervision of the Head of Conservation Services and in conjunction
with the Collections Conservator for Widener Library. The
Conservator treats a range of books and other library materials;
participates in programs that ensure the longevity and usability of
Harvard College Library&#8217;s general research collection;
specifies treatment for a range of library materials (primarily 19th
through 21st century books); participates in surveys, develops web
based publications, and conducts other projects as a member of the
Conservation Services management team; assists conservation efforts
in other HCL libraries, including training staff and working in off
site labs; contributes to the maintenance of vendor files; serves on
the Library Collections Emergency Team [LCET]; may supervise support
staff positions and other temporary and less than half time

Education and/or Experience: Required:  MLIS. Advanced training in
conservation acquired through formal graduate studies or a
combination of apprenticeship, advanced courses, and internships.
Demonstrated excellence performing conservation treatments in a
production setting. Broad general knowledge of library preservation,
including reformatting, environmental control, disaster preparedness
and response, and bibliographic control as it relates to
preservation. Knowledge of the history of the book, the history and
techniques of bookbinding and papermaking, and the history of
manufacture of other library materials. Knowledge of the nature and
causes of book and paper deterioration. Working knowledge of
chemistry as it applies to library materials. Knowledge of and
adherence to professional ethical practice in conservation.

To apply, see Requisition # 26261 at

Ethel E. Hellman
Acting Head, Conservation Services
Widener Library, Room D 10
Harvard University
Cambridge MA 02138
Fax: 617-495-040

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