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Position at Bodleian Library

From: Kristie Short-Traxler <kristie.short-traxler<-at->
Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Preventive Conservator
Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford
Osney One Building
Osney Mead, and Weston Library
Broad Street

Hours: Full Time (37.5 hours per week)

Grade: Grade 6: UKP26,264 - UKP31,331 p.a.

Contract Type: Permanent

About The Libraries: The University of Oxford's many libraries
together form the Bodleian Libraries, which contain the largest and
most diverse collections for the support of teaching and research in
any institution of higher education in the United Kingdom.  The
Libraries contain more than 10 million volumes; and, if periodical
parts are included, grows by over 1000 items per day throughout the
year.  A large proportion of the library stock will be preserved in
perpetuity and a significant percentage of the legal deposit intake
forms a part of the national printed archive.

In addition to its vast print and archival collections, Bodleian
Libraries offers access to 22,500 e-journals and over 900 licensed
electronic databases and reference works.  The library service is
currently also significantly extending its e-book collection to
support both learning and research.

For more information about the libraries please visit:


Job Description Summary:

    You will help provide a comprehensive and unified preventive
    conservation service for the Libraries' collections, by
    providing authoritative advice on preventive conservation issues
    for Bodleian Libraries' collections whether on display, in
    storage or in transit.  Your main responsibility will be
    management of the Libraries' environmental monitoring systems
    and programs, emergency equipment inventories and salvage
    operations in the event of emergencies that threaten
    collections.  You will also be expected to assist with training
    of library staff on preventive measures and to carry out
    research linked with preventive conservation projects and to
    publish findings as appropriate.

    You will have a recognised professional qualification in
    conservation with an emphasis on preventive issues, and/or
    experience of collections care and preventive conservation
    activities in a library or similar context.  You will exhibit a
    sound understanding of the preservation of library objects, and
    experience in using monitoring equipment for temperature,
    relative humidity, light, pests, vibration, pollution, etc.

    You will demonstrate the ability to gather, analyse, structure
    and present information in various formats.

    You will also have the ability to prioritise and plan own
    workload, to implement programs of work efficiently without
    continuous supervision and as part of a team, and to cope with
    changing priorities and deadlines.  You will possess good
    interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate clearly,
    effectively and professionally with a wide range of

Due to the nature of this post, candidates will be required to
undertake a Disclosure Scotland check as well as a financial
background check.  The possession of a criminal record or poor
financial background will not necessarily prevent an applicant from
obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according
to the nature of the role and information provided.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.  To apply for
this role and for further details, including a job description and
selection criteria, please see


Only applications received before midday on July 3, 2013 can be
considered.  Interviews will be held on 22 July 2013.  You will be
required to upload a supporting statement as part of your online

Kristie Short-Traxler ACR
Head of Preventive Conservation
Collection Support
Bodleian Libraries, Oxford University
Osney One Building
Osney Mead
Oxford OX2 0EW
+44 1865 287117

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