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Subject: Position at Harvard

Position at Harvard

From: Heather Caldwell <hcaldwell<-a>
Date: Friday, February 14, 2014
Associate Collections Conservator
Collections Care
Harvard Library

Harvard Library is now accepting applications for the position of
Associate Collections Conservator.  The incumbent will help manage a
conservation program that ensures the longevity and usability of the
Harvard Library's extensive general and circulating research

Under supervision of the Collections Conservator, the incumbent
works as part of the Collections Care management team to supervise
daily operations of collections conservation in multiple laboratory
locations, contributes to the development of conservation policies
and implements those policies, determines conservation priorities,
manages conservation projects, and ensures that Collections Care
supports other critical Harvard Library objectives. The Associate
Collections Conservator contributes to the development of
preservation policies, procedures, and guidelines throughout Harvard

Duties and responsibilities:

    Manages collections conservation activities in a production
    setting at multiple lab locations, ensuring that treatment
    standards and protocols are met

    Performs a wide range of conservation treatments on general and
    circulating print materials

    Supervises up to 5.0 FTE conservation technician staff members
    at multiple locations. Supervisory duties include conducting
    performance evaluations, assisting with the posting of jobs, and
    serving on search committees

    Provides training in conservation techniques and procedures to
    conservation technicians

    Assists with the management of collections conservation
    workflows and treatments from Harvard Libraries (HL)

    Works collaboratively with HL staff across multiple libraries to
    promote collections conservation activities

    Assists with the training of HL staff and students in the care
    and handling of library materials, identification of damaged
    materials, and collections emergency response protocols and

    Performs environmental monitoring

    Participates in preservation initiatives, including project
    management and long-range program planning

    Supports library collection emergency response at Harvard by
    serving on the Library Collections Emergency Team (LCET) and as
    a Preservation Liaison

For full position description, qualifications and grade level,
please see Harvard's employment website at

    Click on "Administrative/Staff Jobs" for either internal or
    external candidates, then "Search Openings."
    Search for jobs in library or for req 29898BR.

Applications will only be taken online on the ASPIRE website.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

In the course of 375 years, Harvard's Library has grown from a
single collection of 400 volumes to a 73-unit library system whose
holdings include nearly 17 million volumes, more than 21 million
digital files, 10 million microforms, 8 million photographs, and an
estimated 400 million manuscript items.

For additional information about Harvard Library's Preservation
Services and Collections Care, please see



Harvard University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity

Heather Caldwell
Head, Collections Care
Preservation Services
Harvard Library
Widener D-10
Main College Yard
Cambridge, MA 02138

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