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Subject: Position at Harvard

Position at Harvard

From: Kathy Moody <kmoody>
Date: Thursday, June 15, 2006
Library Assistant VI (Conservation Technician)
Historical Collections, Baker Library
Harvard Business School

Full-time, grade 53
HUCTW, overtime-eligible

Duties and Responsibilities: Follows established treatment
procedures and production benchmarks to contribute to the
preservation of the BL collections. Evaluates damaged/deteriorated
materials and perform appropriate treatments using est. procedures
and meeting production benchmarks. Performs intermediate/advanced
conservation of Circulating/Special Collections, including repairing
and rebinding books; cleaning, washing, de-acidifying, flattening,
and mending paper; constructing custom enclosures; constructing
exhibition mats, mounts, and cradles. Uses est. techniques that
promote productivity and demonstrates ongoing efforts to increase
productivity. Participates in condition surveys. Oversees routine
operations in Conservation Lab when Conservator is not present.
Trains/provides guidance to student and pt workers. Organizes work
flow for circulating collections repair work; coordinates with
Access Services staff to review materials for conservation,
rehousing, and rebinding activities. Collaborates with Historical
Collections staff in planning projects. Assists in responses to
emergencies involving library materials. Performs routine laboratory
maintenance procedures. Provides tech. support for prep. of
materials for exhibition/digitization. Other duties as required.

Required Education, Experience and Skills: High school diploma or
equivalent with formal or on-the-job training in bookbinding/book
conservation required. College degree preferred. Must be able to
perform repetitive work accurately with attention to details, and
have strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Ability to make
well-informed decisions regarding complex conservation treatment.
Understanding of chemical/physical causes of deterioration in
library materials. Ability to initiate and adapt to change and to be
flexible and work collaboratively. Ability to read/interpret
documents such as bibliographic data. Excellent
communication/interpersonal skills required Experience with MS
Windows-based software required. Ability to work productively in a
team environment with minimal supervision.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will work in a
busy laboratory environment and is regularly required to sit and use
hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is routinely required
to stand for periods of time and walk. The employee must frequently
lift and/or move up to 40 pounds, operate heavy equipment (cutters,
presses, milling machine), climb ladders, use sharp tools (knives,
scalpels), and fume hood (for spray de-acidification, application of
light solvents, mold removal). Job involves exposure to dust and
mold. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close
vision and color vision.

Our expectations are that employees of HBS adhere and represent our
Community Standards. They are:  Respect for the rights, differences,
and dignity of others Honesty and integrity in dealing with all
members of the community, Accountability for personal behavior

Harvard University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity

To apply go to <URL:>, search
for req # 26813 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

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