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Subject: Position at Iowa State University

Position at Iowa State University

From: Hilary Seo <hseo>
Date: Friday, May 18, 2007
Collections Care Conservator
Iowa State University

As the head of the Conservation Unit, the Collections Care
Conservator establishes priorities; makes treatment decisions;
maintains workflow; supervises and trains staff, students, and
interns; oversees daily operations of the conservation lab;
maintains quality control; performs appropriate treatments on
general collections and Special Collections and Archives materials
(including but not limited to books, manuscripts, photographs, glass
slides and negatives, art on paper, artifacts); works with private
conservators when out-sourcing conservation treatment is necessary;
and provides assistance in Special Collections. Assists the Head of
Preservation in training, education and outreach for Library staff,
other practitioners, and citizens of Iowa; assists to develop,
coordinate and implement preservation programs.

Required:  Master's degree in library and information science, with
specialization in conservation or related field and one year of
related experience in book and paper conservation.  A related
Bachelor's degree and three years of related experience may be
substituted. Preferred:  Required plus additional 2 years
specialized experience in academic library and archives conservation
working with both Special Collections and circulating general
collections materials. Skill requirements:  Exceptional
organizational, analytical, interpersonal, communication, and time
and project management skills. Demonstrated knowledge and skill in
conservation of special collections and general collections library
and archives materials, including the relevant chemistry and
conservation theory, problem-solving and decision making skills, and
the technical skills to carry out and document complex treatments.

Terms and Benefits:  Professional and Scientific position; sick
leave and annual leave; health and disability insurance; dental,
vision and prescription coverage. TIAA/CREF available.

Deadline:  The deadline for receipt of applications is June 4, 2007.
Please go to:
for on-line application and more information.

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action/IRCA/ADA Employer

Hilary T. Seo
Head of Preservation
Iowa State University
441 Parks Library
Ames, IA  50011
Fax: 515-294-5525

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:5
                   Distributed: Friday, May 18, 2007
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Received on Friday, 18 May, 2007

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