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position-Pennsylvania



Rare Books Consultant
Statement of Work
For 2000-2001


The State Library of Pennsylvania, through its fiscal agent, Mansfield
University of Pennsylvania, seeks responses to a RFP for consulting services
to
evaluate and provide services for a rare books collection.  The RFP is
available from the Purchasing Office, Attn:  Ms. Margaret Chapel, Brooks
Maint. Building, Mansfield University, Mansfield, Pa.  16933.  Questions
should be directed  to Alice Lubrecht at 717 783-5968 or email to
alubrecht@state.pa.us.



Duties:

                        *       Responsible for the care and maintenance on
a 20,000 volume closed stack collection.
                        *       Provides reference service for this
collection.
                        *       Evaluates printed materials for treatment
and performs repairs, constructs enclosures, or refers to outside
conservator.
                        *       Work with furniture restorers to restore
furniture assigned to the reading room
                        *       Select additional furnishings appropriate to
the room
                        *       Serves as library liaison to committees
working to develop a digital exhibit as well as an instructional unit for
school children
                        *       Provides information about the collection
and its special environment needs to library management as plans for a
building renovation are started.

Qualifications:

                        Requires a BA/BS (a Masters in Library Science or
American History would be a plus); formal or on-the-job training in
bookbinding or book conservation; two to three years library experience
(research or rare books/special collections library preferred); PC skills;
dexterity and strength to handle awkward, heavy, and/or fragile materials;
ability to solve problems, work collaboratively, and communicate
effectively.




NOTE NEW E-MAIL: cbendroth@state.pa.us

Cindy Bendroth, Archivist
PA State Archives
350 North Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0090
717-787-8953
http://www.phmc.state.pa.us

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