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Subject: Position at Syracuse University

Position at Syracuse University

From: Anntonette Carbone <afcarbon>
Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2007
Conservation Librarian/Rare Book and Paper Conservator
Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse University Library

Position Summary: The Special Collections Research Center at
Syracuse University Library seeks a Rare Book and Paper Conservator
to treat the Center's rare and unique materials and manage the daily
operations of its Conservation Lab.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Center's Preservation and Digital
Access Librarian, the Conservator will perform and manage the
identification, condition assessment, and treatment of rare and
unique items from SCRC's collections in a production environment and
in accordance with accepted professional standards. Other duties
include: planning and organizing unit activities, surveying
collections, identifying treatment options for materials selected
for conservation, maintaining tools and equipment, and managing the
supplies budget.

The Conservator will play a leading role in support of the Center's
exhibitions program by preparing items, including making mounts,
other custom supports, and matting. The Conservator will also share
responsibilities for environmental monitoring and disaster
response/recovery activities. The Conservator will be responsible
for the day-to-day training and supervision of work-study students
(approximately 20 hrs/wk), including the hiring and evaluation
process, determining treatment procedures, establishing production
goals, assigning work, and ensuring quality control. Additional
supervisory and training responsibilities will center on interns
from a variety of Syracuse University programs including Museum
Studies and the School of Information studies, as well as
pre-professional interns from academic conservation programs

The Conservator will collaborate with the Digital Access and
Preservation Librarian and others in developing and presenting
preservation education workshops for Library staff and regional
organizations. The Conservator will also be involved in the
development of programming sponsored by the Brodsky Endowment for
the Advancement of Library Conservation. Service on Library and
University committees will be encouraged as appropriate. More
information on the Conservation Lab and its activities can be found
online at <URL:>.

Required Qualifications: MLS with specialization in book and paper
conservation, master's degree in conservation with specialization in
book and paper conservation, or a bachelor's degree and a comparable
equivalent combination of experience earned through study at a
program such as the North Bennet Street School or 2-year (minimum)
apprenticeship with a qualified conservator. A minimum of 10 years
progressively responsible post graduate professional experience
working in an academic library or other institution environment or
as a conservator in private practice.

Additional Qualifications: Special consideration will be given to
candidates with the best combination of the following: Demonstrated
ability to work independently and to exercise initiative and
judgment in planning and carrying out conservation functions. Strong
organizational skills to plan, organize and prioritize conservation
projects. Excellent verbal and written communication and
interpersonal skills to work effectively with a variety of staff

Applicants selected for campus interview must present a portfolio of
representative conservation treatments or examples of their own

Preferred Qualifications: Record of attending workshops that impart
both theoretical and practical knowledge relevant to the position's
responsibilities. Record of contributing to the development of the
field through the teaching of workshops, mentoring of professional
peers, and other forms of training and publication.

Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience. The
University's generous benefits package includes an 11% contribution
to TIAA/CREF, health and dental plans, tuition remission, adoption
assistance, insurance, and other work/life options and benefits. The
University offers a guaranteed mortgage-assistance program in
targeted neighborhoods. More information can be found at

Contact: Syracuse University requires that you complete an online
application. To complete an online application through the Internet,
please see <URL:> . Applicants should attach
both a cover letter and resume with the application and include the
names of three professional references.

Applications Deadline: June 14, 2007

Anntonette Carbone
Personnel Specialist for Organization Services
Syracuse University Library
222 Waverly Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
Fax: 315-443-2060

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:2
                    Distributed: Sunday, May 6, 2007
                        Message Id: cdl-21-2-009
Received on Tuesday, 1 May, 2007

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