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Subject: Internship at University of Virginia Library

Internship at University of Virginia Library

From: Eliza Gilligan <emg3b<-a>
Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014
The University of Virginia Library is pleased to offer the
opportunity of a six-week exhibit internship for the summer of 2014
in their Preservation Services Department, working with the Book
Conservator for the University Library Collections.  The purpose of
the internship is to prepare UVa Library materials for the Library's
October 2014 Civil War exhibit.  The collection items have not been
selected at this time but it is anticipated that they will comprise
a variety of books, printed broadsides, maps and manuscripts.

The intern will work with the Book Conservator to determine
appropriate display specifications for each item, including fitting
books for cradles, creating custom cradles, backing and wrapping
flat documents and encapsulation.  The intern will perform minor
treatment as necessary on exhibit items; possible treatments include
dry cleaning, humidification and flattening, mending of minor paper
tears, stabilization of case bindings.

Exhibit preparation will take place in the Small Special Collections
Library and treatment, if necessary will be performed in the UVa
Library Conservation lab, which is equipped with a 4 foot x 6 foot
treatment sink, de-ionized water system, fume trunk, suction platen,
and the usual tools.

The intern will be required to give a presentation to library staff
at the end of the internship, describing the project overall and
highlighting a few specific challenges.

The Library is offering a $4000 stipend to support the internship.
The internship will be scheduled for a consecutive six-week period
between June 2, 2014 and August 1, 2014.  We will be accepting
applications until the position is filled.  The ideal candidate will
have prior experience with exhibit preparation and minor treatment
of library and archive materials.

Applicants should send a resume, letter of interest and the contact
information for three professional references via email to

    Eliza Gilligan
    Book Conservator for University Library Collections
    emg3b<-a t->virginia< . >edu
    Applicants must be a US citizen.

Eliza Gilligan, PA-AIC
Book Conservator for University Library Collections
University of Virginia Library
Alderman Library
Preservation Rm 201
160 Newcomb Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4105

                  Conservation DistList Instance 27:33
                   Distributed: Monday, March 3, 2014
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Received on Thursday, 27 February, 2014

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