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conservation technician position



POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Classified Staff, Library Technician II

Division:  University of Maryland Libraries
Department:  Libraries - Technical Services
Department Subdivision:  Preservation
Closing Date: 03/23/2001
Starting Salary: $22,210 to $23,543 (Non-Exempt Pay Range 7)

Purpose of Position: To provide technical and clerical support in the
Collections Conservation Unit.

Duties and Responsibilities:Perform conservationally sound repairs of library
materials, produce computer-generated labels, encapsulate, and construct
protective enclosures and pamphlet bindings.  Help maintain daily/weekly
workflow of all library materials sent to the Conservation Unit.  Help monitor
and maintain established quality standards for treatments undertaken by the
Unit.  Assist in training and monitoring of student assistants engaged in
repairs, box making, encapsulation, and pamphlet binding.  Maintain
spreadsheets of statistics documenting the work of the unit.  Assist in
maintenance of inventory/ ordering of supplies and with general lab maintenance.

This position would be an excellent learning opportunity for someone interested
library and archives conservation/preservation and/or bookbinding/book arts.
The LTII works closely with the Collections Conservator to set and achieve
Library's conservation treatment goals on both the individual item and
collection level.  The position affords some exposure to
preservation/conservation decision-making.  Treatment is limited to general
collections.  Special collections work primarily focused on protective
enclosures and basic stabilization.

For additional information on the application process and necessary
qualifications consult the UMD website at
<URL:http://www.personnel.umd.edu/employment/employme.htm> or contact Personnel
Services, 1104 Chesapeake Building, #338, College Park, MD 20742-3121,
301-405-5679, 24-Hour Job Line: 301-405-5677 (Voice and TTY), Fax: 301-405-5688

For information regarding the specifics of the position and the UMD Libraries' Preservation Department contact:
Christine McCarthy, Collections Conservator
University of Maryland Libraries
Preservation Department, McKeldin Library
College Park, MD 20742
Tel: 301-405-9349
E-mail: cm272@umail.umd.edu

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