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Conservation Technician, Collections Conservation Unit, Preservation Office

Available:  Immediately

Introduction:  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 320 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 and Requirements: This position is responsible for
preserving the materials in the Princeton University Library by
providing conservation treatment for items that have fallen into
disrepair.  Primary tasks include: executing case bindings, adhesive
bindings, pamphlet bindings, and split-board bindings; inlaying
original covers; resewing textblocks; repairing spines; mending
paper; and tightening joints.  Requirements: ability to follow
instructions exactly and to demonstrate good organizational skills;
manual dexterity and excellent hand to eye coordination; ability to
safely handle fragile and damaged books, and work with care,
deliberation and speed; work with materials which are dirty, dusty,
moldy, folded, and torn using proper precautions and health and
safety equipment; ability to work independently and coordinate
workflow; have working knowledge of computers; ability to work in a
group environment; ability to learn and use library classification
system; have minimum of one year prior experience in bookbinding,
book repair, and/or conservation.  Preference will be given to
individuals who are familiar with the concepts of library
preservation, have experience handling weak and or brittle library
materials, and are familiar with tools and equipment used in the
preservation of library materials.

Benefits: Twenty-two (22) vacation days a year, plus eleven (11) paid
holidays. Pension plan, group life insurance, health coverage
insurance, and disability insurance.

Salary:  Pay Grade D : $21,995 (from July 1, 2000).

To ensure full consideration, interested candidates should send a
letter of interest; a resume; the names, titles, addresses, and
telephone numbers of two references to:

Human Resources Office
Princeton University Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544-2098
Fax: 609-258-0454.

For additional information, contact:

Robert Milevski
Preservation Librarian
Princeton University Library
609-258-5591

AA/EOE.

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<fontfamily><param>Times_New_Roman</param><smaller>Conservation
Technician, Collections Conservation Unit, Preservation Office


<bold>Available:</bold>  Immediately


<bold>Introduction:</bold>  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 320 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
<underline><color><param>0000,0000,00FF</param>http://libweb.princeton.edu:2003/


</color></underline><bold>Description and Requirements:</bold> This
position is responsible for preserving the materials in the Princeton
University Library by providing conservation treatment for items that
have fallen into disrepair.  Primary tasks include: executing case
bindings, adhesive bindings, pamphlet bindings, and split-board
bindings; inlaying original covers; resewing textblocks; repairing
spines; mending paper; and tightening joints.  Requirements: ability to
follow instructions exactly and to demonstrate good organizational
skills; manual dexterity and excellent hand to eye coordination;
ability to safely handle fragile and damaged books, and work with care,
deliberation and speed; work with materials which are dirty, dusty,
moldy, folded, and torn using proper precautions and health and safety
equipment; ability to work independently and coordinate workflow; have
working knowledge of computers; ability to work in a group environment;
ability to learn and use library classification system; have minimum of
one year prior experience in bookbinding, book repair, and/or
conservation.  Preference will be given to individuals who are familiar
with the concepts of library preservation, have experience handling
weak and or brittle library materials, and are familiar with tools and
equipment used in the preservation of library materials.


Benefits: Twenty-two (22) vacation days a year, plus eleven (11) paid
holidays. Pension plan, group life insurance, health coverage
insurance, and disability insurance.


Salary:  Pay Grade D : $21,995 (from July 1, 2000).


To ensure full consideration, interested candidates should send a
letter of interest; a resume; the names, titles, addresses, and
telephone numbers of two references to:


Human Resources Office

Princeton University Library

One Washington Road

Princeton, NJ 08544-2098

Fax: 609-258-0454.


For additional information, contact:


Robert Milevski

Preservation Librarian

Princeton University Library

609-258-5591


AA/EOE.
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