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Subject: Position at Indiana State Library

Position at Indiana State Library

From: Lindsay van Ness <lvanness<-a>
Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Indiana State Library

The Conservator is responsible for the planning, implementation, and
administration of the conservation initiatives for the Indiana State
Library and Indiana Commission on Public Record's general and
special collections.  Incumbent provides professional expertise in
determining the proper course of treatment for library and archival
materials in need of conservation/treatment. Incumbent supervises
staff and volunteers involved in collections conservation activities
in order to execute a wide range of conservation treatments on
paper-based library and archival materials. Goals and objectives are
attained within an environment of elevated responsibility, and in
support of strategic plans and vision.


    Develops and implements (in consultation with State Archivist
    and State Librarian) conservation initiatives designed to meet
    the conservation/preservation needs of ISL and ICPR. Working
    closely with members of both agencies, incumbent plans,
    prioritizes, and accomplishes treatment goals

    Provides condition assessment for individual collection items
    from both general and special collections. Develops set of
    treatment options and specification guidelines in careful
    consideration of available resources, collection context, and
    use patterns

    Provides collection-level condition assessments: performs
    condition surveys of general and special library collections in
    cooperation with other staff; documents survey results; and
    develops broad treatment plans based on size, nature, condition,
    and use patterns of the collections

    Manages in-house conservation laboratory. Responsible for the
    selection of appropriate conservation supplies, tools, and
    equipment; maintenance of tools/equipment and establishment of
    quality control procedures to verify the adherence of products
    to standards. Evaluates and improves efficiencies of workflow
    while ensuring accepted conservation-sound practices and safe
    lab protocols

    In collaboration with the State Archivist and State Librarian,
    manages outsourcing of conservation treatments that cannot be
    performed in house. Responsible for coordination of projects
    with curators and collection managers, selection of professional
    services, and authorization of treatment. Maintains the budget
    and treatment documentation files

    Participates in the development of outreach initiatives for care
    of collections and conservation for Indiana libraries and public
    services and addresses staff training needs. Sets goals and
    priorities; develops training tools, plans and directs workflow,
    and evaluates progress. Serves as a resource to all
    library/commission staff regarding any activities that may have
    a preservation/conservation impact

Qualifications: Seven (7) years full-time professional experience in
program coordination, development, implementation, or related

Substitution:  Accredited college training may substitute for up to
six (6) years of the required experience.

To be considered for this position, please apply online at


using JOB ID 551007 until
Feb 15,2008.

If you have any questions regarding this position please contact
Lindsay Van Ness in the Employment Division with Indiana State
Personnel at 317-234-4686.

Lindsay Van Ness
Recruitment Consultant
Indiana Government Center South
Rm W161
402 West Washington Street
Indianapolis IN 46204

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:40
                 Distributed: Sunday, February 3, 2008
                       Message Id: cdl-21-40-041
Received on Wednesday, 30 January, 2008

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