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Assistant Conservator-General Collections
6 Month Temporary Appointment               Available:  June
1-November 30, 2000.

THE PRINCETON UNIVERSITY LIBRARY:

The Princeton University Library's general collections include about
6 million printed volumes, as well as significant numbers of
microforms, scores and records, electronic databases and journals.
The annual budget for the Library exceeds $30 million. The Library
employs approximately 300 professional and support staff workers, as
well as a large student and hourly workforce.  Library operations are
divided among twenty sites on campus, including a large central
library. More information may be found at the library's Web site
http://libweb.princeton.edu:2003/

Description:  The Assistant Conservator-General Collections is
responsible for the conservation and preservation of a full range of
research materials from the 18th-20th centuries in the Princeton
University Library's general collections.  The Assistant performs an
array of repairs and conservation treatments in a production setting
on paper, cloth, and leather bindings and textblocks according to
in-house standards, specifications, and documentation practices.  The
position assists with the planning, organizing, and staffing of all
preservation activities in the Collections Conservation Unit (CCU)
for the physical care of the general collections; liaison duties
between CCU and other library units and staff as necessary; and
hiring, training, and supervising student workers.  The Assistant
reports directly to the General Collections Conservator, the CCU unit
head.  In the absence of the General Collections Conservator, the
position supervises and manages CCU staff and operations, including
overseeing routine workflow of library materials in and out of the
unit.
   All applicants interviewed must present a portfolio of successful
collections conservation treatments that can be examined and
critiqued by members of the search committee and Collections
Conservation Unit staff.

Qualifications:  Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline or
equivalent experience. Knowledge and experience in the ethics,
practices, and techniques employed in the conservation and
preservation of general collections of library research materials.
Hand skills to work knowledgeably, independently, and productively on
a variety of book materials. Ability to work in a fluid, complex
organization and to communicate effectively with library staff at all
levels.

Preferred: Completion of a recognized program in library collections
conservation or one (1) or more years prior experience in a general
collections conservation program in an academic research library is
preferred.  Previous experience in staff training and supervision and
treatment decisionmaking is desirable.

Benefits:  Prorated: Twenty-four (24) vacation days a year, plus
eleven (11) paid holidays.  Medical and other benefits.

Salary & Rank: Dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Review of applications will begin on March 31, 2000 and will continue
until the position is filled.  Applications (resume and the names,
titles, addresses and phone numbers of three references to be
contacted) should be sent to:

Search Committee for Assistant Conservator-General Collections
c/o Library Human Resources
Princeton University Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, New Jersey 08544-2098

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

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<bold><fontfamily><param>Times_New_Roman</param>Assistant
Conservator-General Collections

<smaller><smaller>6 Month Temporary Appointment             =20
</smaller>Available:</smaller></fontfamily></bold><fontfamily><param>Times_N=
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 June 1-November 30, 2000. =20


<bold>THE PRINCETON UNIVERSITY LIBRARY</bold>:=20


The Princeton University Library's general collections include about 6
million printed volumes, as well as significant numbers of microforms,
scores and records, electronic databases and journals. The annual
budget for the Library exceeds $30 million. The Library employs
approximately 300 professional and support staff workers, as well as a
large student and hourly workforce.  Library operations are divided
among twenty sites on campus, including a large central library. More
information may be found at the library's Web site
http://libweb.princeton.edu:2003/


<bold>Description:</bold>  The Assistant Conservator-General
Collections is responsible for the conservation and preservation of a
full range of research materials from the 18th-20th centuries in the
Princeton University Library's general collections.  The Assistant
performs an array of repairs and conservation treatments in a
production setting on paper, cloth, and leather bindings and textblocks
according to in-house standards, specifications, and documentation
practices.  The position assists with the planning, organizing, and
staffing of all preservation activities in the Collections Conservation
Unit (CCU) for the physical care of the general collections; liaison
duties between CCU and other library units and staff as necessary; and
hiring, training, and supervising student workers.  The Assistant
reports directly to the General Collections Conservator, the CCU unit
head.  In the absence of the General Collections Conservator, the
position supervises and manages CCU staff and operations, including
overseeing routine workflow of library materials in and out of the
unit.

  <bold>All applicants interviewed must present a portfolio of
successful collections conservation treatments that can be examined and
critiqued by members of the search committee and Collections
Conservation Unit staff.


Qualifications:</bold>  Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline or
equivalent experience. Knowledge and experience in the ethics,
practices, and techniques employed in the conservation and preservation
of general collections of library research materials. Hand skills to
work knowledgeably, independently, and productively on a variety of
book materials. Ability to work in a fluid, complex organization and to
communicate effectively with library staff at all levels.=20


<bold>Preferred:</bold> Completion of a recognized program in library
collections conservation or one (1) or more years prior experience in a
general collections conservation program in an academic research
library is preferred.  Previous experience in staff training and
supervision and treatment decisionmaking is desirable. =20


<bold>Benefits:</bold>  Prorated: Twenty-four (24) vacation days a
year, plus eleven (11) paid holidays.  Medical and other benefits.


<bold>Salary & Rank:</bold> Dependent upon qualifications and
experience.=20


Review of applications will begin on March 31, 2000 and will continue
until the position is filled.  Applications (resume and the names,
titles, addresses and phone numbers of three references to be
contacted) should be sent to:=20


Search Committee for Assistant Conservator-General Collections

c/o Library Human Resources

Princeton University Library

One Washington Road

Princeton, New Jersey 08544-2098


PRINCETON UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
EMPLOYER
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