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Position Vacancy



The following position is open in the Preservation Office at the
Princeton University Libraries, Princeton University.  Please post
and share with colleagues and staff.  Thank you.

Position:	Assistant General Collections Conservator

Available:	Immediately

Description:	Assists in the administration and management of the
Collections Conservation Unit (CCU) within the Preservation Office.
This includes participation in planning, organizing, and staffing all
preservation activities for the physical care of the Princeton
University Libraries general collections.  Major responsibilities
are: conserving and preserving permanent research materials from the
18th-20th centuries in the Library's general collections, with
emphasis being on pre-1850s and complex materials; supervising
preservation activities originating from in-house microfilming and
brittle books programs, including disposition and storage of master
negative microfilm and associated recordkeeping and contract
preservation photocopying and protective enclosures; and hiring,
training and supervision of student workers.  Performs an array of
repairs and conservation treatments in a production setting on paper,
cloth and leather bookbindings and textblocks according to in-house
standards, specifications, and documentation practices.  Reports
directly to the General Collections Conservator, the CCU unit head.
In the absence of the General Collections Conservator, supervises and
manages unit staff and operations, including sorting materials,
specifying treatments, and overseeing routine workflow of library
materials in and out of the unit.  The overall ratio of benchwork to
managerial and supervisory responsibilities is approximately 60/40.

Qualifications:	Bachelor's degree is required or equivalent
experience through employment.  One (1) or more years prior
experience in a general collections conservation program in an
academic research library is required.  Must be knowledgeable and
experienced in the ethics, practices, and techniques employed in the
conservation and preservation of general collections of library
research materials.  Must have the handskills required to work
knowledgeably, independently, and productively on a variety of book
materials.  Must be able to work in a fluid, complex organization and
to communicate effectively with library staff at all levels.
Previous experience in staff training and supervision and treatment
decision making are required.  Desirable:  Completion of a recognized
program in library collections conservation or significant
collections conservation experience in an academic research library
setting.  An applicant who is chosen for an interview must present a
portfolio of successful collections conservation treatments which can
be examined and critiqued by members of the search committee.

Benefits:	Twenty-four (24) vacation days a year, plus eleven
(11) paid holidays.  Annuity program (TIAA/CREF), group life
insurance, health coverage insurance, and disability insurance, all
paid for by the University.  Staff housing and University-sponsored
mortgages.

Salary & Rank:	Dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Position may be a Librarian position or a Professional Technical
Staff Member position.

To ensure full consideration, candidates should send applications,
including resume and the names, titles, addresses and telephone
numbers of three references to be contacted, postmarked by July 1,
1995, to:

Search Committee for Assistant General Collections Conservator
c/o Maria G. Gopel, Human Resources Librarian
Princeton University Libraries
One Washington Road
Princeton, New Jersey   08544

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
EMPLOYER


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