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Position at Newberry Library

From: Nancy Claar <claarn>
Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Collections Conservator
Conservation Services
The Newberry Library

Reporting to the Director of Conservation Services, the Collections
Conservator is responsible for the physical care and treatment of
General Collections, including Open Shelf Reference Collections.
These non-circulating collections include a broad range of materials
including books, papers, parchment, photographs, and other materials
produced since 1600. The Collections Conservator also performs
treatments on Special Collections materials and assists the Director
with all departmental activities.

Responsibilities: Responsible for planning and coordinating workflow
for General Collections material; works with the Director of
Conservation Services, curators, supervisors and stack managers to
identify and prioritize materials in need of repair; specifies and
performs appropriate treatments with documentation; completes
Special Collections treatments and documentation in consultation
with the Director and curators; manages Library Binding; educates
General Collections staff and other Library staff in the care and
handling of materials; acts as liaison with Information Technology
staff; participates in Library Services committees; assists the
Director with the following: managing and implementing environmental
and pest monitoring and disaster preparedness programs; training and
supervising volunteers, interns and technicians; conducting surveys
for exhibits, loans, and other special projects; preparing monthly
reports for various departmental activities; database management,
maintenance, and training of staff; facilitating tours of the
department and other forms of outreach; all other tasks or
activities needed for the achievement of departmental goals.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required; graduate degree in
Conservation or equivalent followed by a minimum 2 years experience
at post-internship level, preferably in a research library;
extensive experience in bookbinding and knowledge of conservation
theory and practice for books and papers; ability to work
independently and as a team; excellent computer skills and
experience with MS Access preferred.

Schedule: Full-time, 35 hours/week, Monday through Friday, with
occasional evening assignments. Exempt position.

Benefits: Group life, health, dental, and vision insurance; fifteen
days vacation the first year, twenty days thereafter; two personal
days and six paid holidays annually; discount in bookstore and book
purchasing service; long term disability, long term care and
TIAA-CREF retirement plan available after one year of service.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Date posted: March 7, 2007
Available: Immediately

Send cover letter, resume, and references to

    Nancy Claar
    Human Resources
    The Newberry Library
    60 West Walton Street
    Chicago, IL 60610
    Fax: 312-255-3509
    hr [at] newberry__org

The Newberry Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer

                  Conservation DistList Instance 20:45
                  Distributed: Friday, March 16, 2007
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Received on Tuesday, 13 March, 2007

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