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Subject: Position at Boston College

Position at Boston College

From: Mark Esser <esser<-a>
Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Burns Library
Boston College Libraries

Classification: Ungraded

To provide conservation services for the special collections and
archives of the Burns Library; to assist other Boston College
libraries with conservation issues.

Duties and Responsibilities

    Plan and perform conservation work on material in the Burns

    Work with Reference Librarian on exhibits organized in the Burns
    Library (roughly 5 to 10 per year)

    Maintain Disaster Plan for the Library

    Train and supervise student library aides working in the
    Conservation Department

    Participate in the Bookbuilders' scholarship program in
    cooperation with the Burns Librarian, the Senior Reference
    Librarian and the Head, Archives and Manuscripts. This includes
    participation in the search for and selection of the
    Bookbuilders' Intern and teaching the conservation component of
    the internship

    Give short rare book "care and handling" training sessions to
    all new student library aides and regular staff in the Library

    Monitor the Library's environment

    Purchase supplies for the Conservation Laboratory

    Organize and supervise conservation work done by off-campus


    Education: Bachelor's degree; formal training in a conservation
    program or suitable alternative.

    Experience: Minimum of two years experience in conservation,
    preferably in a research library setting.

    Skills: Knowledge of book and paper conservation; good
    interpersonal and communication skills; strong organizational
    and management ability.

Please visit


A resume and cover letter must be submitted as part of the online
application. The position reference number is: 7763.

Resumes will be accepted until position is filled.

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