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Subject: Position at Princeton

Position at Princeton

From: Robert J. Milevski <milevski<-a>
Date: Wednesday, April 9, 2008
General Collections Conservator
Princeton University Library

The position as General Collections Conservator is available at
Princeton University Library.  The responsibilities and
qualifications are below but a full description and application
information are available at


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This is a mid-level professional position with a minimum salary of
$50,000.  If you wish to nominate anyone who meets the
qualifications, please contact me directly via email at
milevski<-a t->princeton< . >edu.

Responsibilities: In a production environment administers and
manages general collections conservation operations within the
Preservation Office. This includes planning, organizing, managing,
staffing and supervising all preservation activities for the
physical care of the Princeton University Library general
collections. Specific responsibilities include the following. Sets
treatment and production standards, which include materials sorting,
treatment decisions, workflow, recordkeeping, inventory control,
contracting, and quality assurance. Manages computer-based point
system which tracks and provides statistics about treatment
production and staff resources for fifteen (15) libraries.
Proactively advises collection managers on the handling and
preservation of damaged and deteriorated general collections
materials, including recommending treatment options, priorities, and
courses of action. Manages budget for materials, tools, and
equipment and maintains inventories of same. Manages brittle books
and contract preservation photocopying and boxing workflows.
Provides on-call and first response assistance in disaster recovery,
including staff training and monitoring and replenishment of
emergency kit supplies.  Treats 16th-21st century materials from the
general collections, with particular emphasis on material from 1800
to the present. Supervises three full time conservation technicians,
plus students, including hiring, training, quality assurance, and
performance evaluation. Reports directly to the Preservation

Required:  Masters Degree in Library/Information Science or Book
Arts through an accredited graduate program, with an advanced
certificate or specialization in book or library collections
conservation. Three-to-five years bench experience at the
professional level in an academic or research library general
collections conservation program. Demonstrated and proven experience
preserving 16th-21st century general collections materials. Two
years or more years supervising conservation support staff and
managing a general collections conservation program. Current
knowledge of and experience in ethics, practices, and techniques
employed in the conservation of general collections of library
research materials, including broad knowledge and experience in
bookbinding and book conservation. Must demonstrate excellent
treatment/hand and decision-making skills and successful outcomes in
general collections conservation. Must have excellent interpersonal
skills and work effectively with staff at all levels within a highly
complex organization. Must be able to work as part of a team with
preservation and conservation peers and colleagues. Must be able to
work independently and to plan and structure one's supervisory,
treatment and management responsibilities accordingly. Demonstrated
and proven experience coordinating conservation treatment and
preservation activities among a number of constituencies.

Robert J. Milevski
Preservation Librarian
Manager, Typography Studio
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08540

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Received on Wednesday, 9 April, 2008

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