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Subject: Position at New York State Library

Position at New York State Library

From: Gloria Bartowski <gbartows>
Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Conservation Technician
New York State Library

New York State Education Department
89 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12234
An Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer

Location: Albany
Salary: $33,977 (includes benefits)

The New York State Library <URL:> is
seeking to fill a position of Historic Conservation Technician 2,
salary grade 12.  Under the direction of a Senior Librarian, the
Historic Conservation Technician 2 will perform duties that include,
but will not be limited to, the following:

    Monitor and record environmental conditions

    Prepare condition reports

    Make recommendations for solutions to problems identified
    through the monitoring process

    Read hygrothermographs and dataloggers

    Assist in conducting collection surveys and participate as team
    member with Manuscripts and Special Collections staff to
    coordinate Library preservation and conservation efforts

    Participate on Collections Response Team to plan and respond to
    situations that place the collections in jeopardy

    Evaluate archival nature of commercial products and maintain the
    unit's monitoring equipment and supplies inventory

    Perform various cleaning activities, such as aqueous/non-aqueous
    washes, de-acidification, buffering, dry cleaning techniques,
    including mechanical backing removal, lining, solvent work for
    stain and adhesive removal, bleaching, and fumigation

    Perform various paper repairs, such as guarding, hinging,
    mending (including critical alignment) with heat set and
    Japanese tissue and wheat starch paste, filling of losses,
    humidification and flattening, removal and separation of tape,
    gum and wax seals, solubility testing and basic stabilization of
    photographic materials

    Perform various repairs to case bound volumes-textblock
    consolidation, including tip-ins, inserts and sewing/resewing,
    case repairs, including rehinge, rebacks, recasing, reusing
    boards or building a new case, simple disbanding and page

Minimum Qualifications: Four years of qualifying experience in which
the preponderance of duties involved carrying out preservation
activities in a library, archive, or public records repository.
Qualifying experience may include laboratory conservation work,
micrographics or imaging activities, or other preservation
activities aimed at stabilizing archive or library materials.

Leads to a maximum salary of $41,481 based on annual performance
advances. Pending union members' approval, a tentative 4-year
contract between the State of New York and CSEA, will provide annual
raises in the amount of 3%, 3%, 3% and 4%.

Conditions of Employment: This will be a provisional appointment
pending a Civil Service examination.

Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by
December 7, 2007 to:

    Ms. Gayle Bowden
    Director, Human Resources Management
    Box CG-620
    NYS Education Department
    89 Washington Avenue, Room 528 EB
    Albany, NY 12234
    Fax: 518-486-5631
    cgraves2 [at] mail__nysed__gov

Gloria  Bartowski
State Education Department
New York State Library
Preservation Services
6th Floor Cultural Education Center
Albany, NY  12230

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:31
               Distributed: Wednesday, November 21, 2007
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Received on Tuesday, 20 November, 2007

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