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Conservation Tech. Position

Conservation Technician  ( LA II )
	Northwestern University Library

Northwestern University seeks an individual to perform a variety of
conservation treatments including work on a range of paper, cloth, and
leather bindings.  Treatments will include work on text blocks and covers
such as resewing, rebacking, paper treatments, repairing existing covers,
and constructing new covers.  Other treatments include encapsulation,
deacidification, fumigation and making protective enclosures.

Trains and supervises student assistants involved in treatment of
materials. Responsible for record keeping of the above.  Specifies treatment
and inspects completed work.  Assists in routine work-flow of library
materials in and out of Lab facilities.  Participates in conducting
workshops, condition surveys and departmental tours.

Assists with and performs other duties as necessary to achieve the goals of
the Preservation Department.

Qualifications  :

Cooperative spirit essential.  Good organizational, inter - personal and
communication skills.  Understanding of conservation principles. At least
one year of experience in bookbinding or conservation work.  Ability to
think analytically and make decisions.  Ability to work independently.

Also desirable  :
Experience or strong interest in library preservation.  Experience and
continued interest in history, art, chemistry, history of the book,
bookbinding structure, or library science.  Working knowledge of  word
processing and statistics programs.

Hours  :  37.5 per week.  This is a permanent half-time position. However,
temporary funds have been secured to make the position full-time for 18
months after hire. At the end of this period it will revert to half-time if
no additional funding is available.

Submit applications to:

Peter Devlin
Personnel Librarian
Dept. E95-0414
Northwestern University Library
1935 Sheridan Rd.
Evanston, Il 60208

For more information, contact:

Deborah Howe, Collections Conservator

Deborah Howe / Collections Conservator
Northwestern University Library
1935 Sheridan Road
Evanston, Il  60208

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