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Book Repair Technician Smith College Libraries



Date: 19 Aug 97
From: Joseph Bialek <jbialek@library.smith.edu>
Subject: Position at Smith

Book Repair Technician
Smith College Libraries

This position has primary responsibility for book restoration and
repair of the general circulating collections of the Libraries.
Duties include:  repair and restore book bindings of all types;
treat paper by cleaning, mending with tissue, and heat set repairs;
make protective storage cases, pamphlet binders and boxes; keep
records of work performed on BENCHMARK Conservation Management
System; inventory mending supplies.  Estimate material and equipment
needs for the year.  Qualifications: a combination of significant
training beyond high school in book preservation methods and
relevant experience preferably in an academic library setting
totaling at least one year. Knowledge of paper and book structure as
well as ability to select appropriate treatment options.  Manual
dexterity and patience in detail work, ability to use and maintain
bookbinding tools.  Starting salary for this full-time, 12-month
position is in the high teens with excellent employee benefits.
Submit letter of application and resume by September 12, 1997 to:

    Employment Group, Office of Human Resources
    Smith College, Northampton, MA  01063

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. Minorities and
women are encouraged to apply.

Joe Bialek
Supervisor
Preparations Section
Smith College Libraries
1/53 Neilson Library
Smith College
Northampton, Ma. 01063
413-585-2927


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