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Position at British Library

From: Mehboob Mohamed <mehboob.mohamed<-a>
Date: Friday, July 11, 2008
Book Conservator
The British Library
St Pancras, London


The British Library is one of the greatest research libraries in the
world. Our modernisation programme ensures that we keep pace with
other international libraries. We continue to set standards with our
integrated management of the nation's digital and printed

You will carry out conservation treatments on a wide range of book
structures, reflecting the breadth of the BL's collections over the
centuries and from a range of cultures. You'll operate with minimal
supervision and to have the skills and knowledge to plan and manage
your work to ensure that production deadlines are met. You must be
able to communicate effectively with people at all levels, and be
able to keep clear, detailed and accurate records of all treatments

You need to have either a degree in conservation or equivalent
knowledge and skills sets, and recent practical hands-on experience
in conservation of books. A broad knowledge of available
conservation treatments within the field of book conservation,
together with the ability to diagnose conservation problems and to
develop and evaluate options for solutions. You should also have a
high level of manual dexterity and the ability to treat fragile and
delicate materials, together with knowledge of materials chemistry
and the properties, behaviours and interaction of a wide range of
organic and inorganic materials.

To apply please visit


Ref: S&C00118
Closing date: 1 August 2008

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