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Subject: Position at University at Albany

Position at University at Albany

From: Anna Z. Radkowski-Lee <azrl<-a>
Date: Friday, July 25, 2008
Collections Conservator/Instructional Support Associate
University at Albany (SUNY) Libraries

The University at Albany seeks a full time Collections Conservator
to repair, rehouse, and reformat materials for the University
Libraries. These functions include both simple and complex book and
paper repair/ conservation, construction of protective enclosures,
and pamphlet binding. Duties also include emergency response
activities, and student training/supervision.

Responsibilities:  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 books,
pamphlets, compact disks, fold out maps, works of art on paper,
photographs, etc. Collaborates with Preservation Librarian on the
treatment of materials from the Special Collection and Archives. As
the Department's student staff supervisor, monitors 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 Collections Conservator
keeps abreast of current and new developments in conservation
principles, treatment, and procedures, and actively participates in
the Libraries and University community.

Qualifications: Required - Baccalaureate degree. Relevant experience
and training. Familiarity with basic conservation philosophy and
ethics. Demonstrated ability and experience with book repair
(rebacking, board reattachment, resewing, recasing, pamphlet
binding, etc.), flat paper repair (dry cleaning, humidification and
pressing, washing, mending), and 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
and oral and written communication skills.  Applicants must address
in their applications their abilities to work with a culturally
diverse population.  Preferred: Two years experience with technical
processing in a large library environment, supervisory experience,
reformatting experience (photocopying, microfilming, scanning), and
experience teaching or conducting workshops.

Submit applications via e-mail to:

    Anna Z. Radkowski-Lee
    Library Personnel Officer
    azrl<-a t->uamail< . >albany< . >edu

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.

Closing date for the receipt of applications is August 25, 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 22:7
                   Distributed: Friday, July 25, 2008
                        Message Id: cdl-22-7-024
Received on Friday, 25 July, 2008

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