The Abbey Newsletter

Volume 25, Number 4
Dec 2001


U.S. Jobs Announced in Other Publications
Within the last four months

Job Employer Month
Assistant Preservation Librarian UNC at Chapel Hill September
Book Conservation Associate Metropolitan Museum of Art September
Assistant Conservator New York Botanical Garden September
Assistant Project Conservator The Huntington Library September
Head of Preservation Indiana University Libraries October
Conservation Technician I Princeton University Library October
Preservation Librarian University of Colorado at Boulder October
Imaging & Preservation Services Manager Amigos Library Services, Dallas TX October
Chief, Conservation Division Library of Congress November
Getty Internship in Paper Conservation Cornell University Library December


Chief, Conservation Division
The Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is recruiting for a Chief to lead and manage the work of the Conservation Division, one of the five divisions that comprise the Preservation Directorate. The Conservation Division is staffed by approximately thirty conservators, conservation technicians, interns, fellows and volunteers working in the Book and Paper section and in the Preventive Conservation section. The Chief plans and directs the activities of the Conservation Division and serves as a member of the decision making team for preservation activities at the Library of Congress. The Chief establishes policies and procedures governing the preservation and physical 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. Applies an in-depth knowledge of the full range of library conservation techniques to complex library decisions affecting the long-term preservation and conservation of those materials of greatest intrinsic value or historical significance. Develops and maintains comprehensive emergency preparedness and disaster recovery plans for all Library collection materials. Provides technical advice to other libraries based on in-depth knowledge of the nature of conservation problems. Provides for the professional development and advanced conservation training of Library of Congress conservation staff and conservation interns working at the Library.

Interested applicants may view the vacancy announcement and apply online by visiting our website at Applicants may also complete and submit an applicant kit. For a copy of the applicant job kit, please call the Library of Congress Employment Office at (202) 707-5627. One can also obtain copies or apply online by visiting the Library of Congress Employment Room LM-107, 101 Independence Avenue, SE, Washington, DC, Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. All hard copy applications with the completed scannable forms must be received in the Employment Office no later than January 31, 2002. EOE.

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