The Abbey Newsletter

Volume 24, Number 4
Dec 2000


Specialist II (3 positions)
New York Public Library

The New York Public Library seeks a professional to perform treatment programs of the Goldsmith Conservation Laboratory. Performs conservation treatment for a wide range of paper-based artifactual formats, including manuscripts, bound artifacts, prints, drawings, photographs, posters, and other artifactual materials from all divisional collections. Assists in general administrative and lab support duties of the conservation lab.

Master's degree from an accredited professional conservator training program and professional experience in conservation of paper-based materials, or equivalent formal training and experience. Thorough working knowledge of conservation theory and techniques, with satisfactory completion of courses in organic, paper, and conservation chemistry. Good computer skills.

We offer a salary of $34,055 and excellent benefits. Please send resume and cover letter to:

The New York Public Library
HR Department NB-PTM
188 Madison Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Or email:

Equal Opportunity Employer

Visit us at <> for a full job description. Only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Supervisory Conservator, Chief, Conservation Division
Library of Congress

The Library of Congress seeks a Supervisory Conservator for the Chief of the Conservator Division of Library services. Working as a member of the preservation team, the Chief will plan and direct the activities of the Conservation Division and establish policies and procedures governing the conservation of rare books, manuscripts, maps, atlases, prints and photographs, posters, drawings, other works of art on paper, and non-book media such as moving image and audio collections. The Chief will apply an in-depth knowledge of the full range of library conservation techniques to complex library decisions affecting the long-term conservation of those materials of greatest intrinsic value or historical significance. The Chief will also develop and maintain comprehensive emergency preparedness and disaster recovery plans for all Library collection materials and provide for the professional development and advanced conservation training of Library of Congress conservation staff and conservation inters.

Applicants must obtain a copy of Vacancy Announcement #000246 in order to apply for this position. Salary is GS-1001-15 (11273) $84,638-$110,028. The vacancy announcement lists the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities (KSAs) that must be addressed. For a copy of this vacancy announcement and an application form, please call the Library of Congress Employment Office at (202) 707-4315 or (202) 707-5627. One can also obtain these materials by visiting their Employment Office at 101 Independence Avenue (LM-107), SE, Washington, DC, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Applications must be received in the office by December 29, 2000.

Preservation Librarian
University of Albany

Responsibilities: Plans, organizes and implements the University Libraries Preservation Program. Manages state-funded budget and grants; supervises conservator, clerk and student assistants. Participates in planning and implementing consortial projects. Advises library administration on planning and policies for collection preservation. Prepares grant proposals. Research, publication and service to the Libraries and University are expected to satisfy criteria for continuing appointment and promotion.


Required - Graduate degree in librarianship from an ALA-accredited institution or foreign equivalent. Advanced training in library conservation/preservation and experience with supervision and budget management.

Preferred - Familiarity with commercial binding, microform production, digital imaging and other new technologies.

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience. Minimum of $34,917.

Apply To: Anna Z. Radkowski-Lee, Library Personnel Officer, University Libraries -UL 112, University at Albany, State University of New York, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12222.

Deadline: Review of letters of application and resumes will begin January 31, 2000. Please include the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references.

The University at Albany, State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action/ IRCA/ ADA Employer

U.S. Jobs Announced Elsewhere


Harvard University Art Museums
Preparator (Conservation Tech I)

Andrea Pitsch Conservation (New York City)

Assistant Conservator, Works on Paper

Junior Conservator, Works on Paper

University of Alabama
Assistant Professor, Bookbinding

Getty Research Institute
Associate Conservator, Collection Mgmt.


Conservation Ctr. for Art & Historic Artifacts (PA)
Getty Internship in Paper Conservation

Northeast Document Conservation Center
Paper Conservation Technician

Columbia University Libraries

Book Repair Technician, General Collections

Conservation Assistant

New Orleans Conservation Guild
Paper & Photograph Conservator

Delaware Public Archives


Philadelphia Museum of Art
Assistant/ Associate Conservation Scientist

NY State Office of Court Administration
Micrographics Coordinator

NY Botanical Gardens
Conservation Technician

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