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Subject: Position at University at Albany

Position at University at Albany

From: Anna Z. Radkowski-Lee <azrl<-a>
Date: Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Conservation Technician/Instructional Support Associate, SL - 2
University at Albany (SUNY) Libraries

The University at Albany seeks a full time Conservation Technician
to repair, re-house, and Reformat materials for the University
Libraries. These functions include both simple and complex book and
paper repair and conservation, construction of protective
enclosures, and pamphlet binding. Duties also include emergency
response activities, and student training/supervision. Performs
simple and basic conservation repairs, enclosure construction, and
preservation photocopying/scanning for the University Libraries'
general circulating collection. Utilizes technical skills and
judgment to carry out appropriate repairs on artifactually valued
materials. Assists with exhibition installations. Fabricates
protective enclosures for book, pamphlets, compact disks, fold out
maps, works of art on paper, photographs, etc. Assists preservation
Librarian on the treatment of materials from the Special Collection.
As the Department's student staff supervisor, established
specifications and procedures for work performed and workflow
patterns, and ensures quality of completed work. Assists with
maintenance of Lab furnishings, space and equipment. Reports to the
Preservation Librarian.

The Conservation Technician maintains professional affiliations in
appropriate organizations, keeps abreast of current and new
developments in conservation principles, treatment, and procedures,
and actively participates in the Libraries and University community.


Required:  Baccalaureate degree from a US Department of Education
institution or nationally recognized accrediting organization.
Relevant experience and training. Familiarity with basic
conservation philosophy and ethics. Demonstrated ability and minimum
2 years experience with book repair (re-backing, board reattachment,
re-sewing, recasing, pamphlet binding, etc.), flat paper repair (dry
cleaning, humidification and pressing, washing, mending), enclosure
construction (phase boxes, portfolios, encapsulation, matting and
framing. Working knowledge of Windows applications. Strong service
orientation. Ability and willingness to work according to
departmental specifications, guidelines, and procedures. Excellent
interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Applicants
must address in their applications their abilities to work with a
culturally diverse population.

Preferred: Supervisory experience, experience with technical
processing in a large library environment, reformatting experience
(photocopying, microfilming, scanning), and experience teaching or
conducting workshops.

Terms and Benefits: Tenure-track position and calendar year
appointment; sick leave and annual leave; health  and disability
insurance; dental, vision and prescription coverage. TIAA/CREF or
New York State Employees' Retirement available.

Submit applications via e-mail to: azrl<-a t->uamail< . >albany< . >edu

    Anna Z. Radkowski-Lee
    Library Personnel Officer
    University Libraries - LI 111
    University at Albany SUNY
    1400 Washington Avenue
    Albany, New York 12222

Finalists will be asked to submit official transcripts and will
demonstrate communications skills and knowledge of trends in
preservation through a presentation to library faculty, staff, and
other members of the University Community.

Deadline for submission of application documents:  July 27, 2008

Anna Z. Radkowski-Lee
Library Personnel Officer
University at Albany Libraries - LI 111
University at Albany, SUNY
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12222
Fax: 518-442-3567

                  Conservation DistList Instance 22:4
                   Distributed: Tuesday, July 8, 2008
                        Message Id: cdl-22-4-028
Received on Wednesday, 2 July, 2008

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