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Conservator for Special Collections - Texas Tech, Lubbock, TX



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Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2002 10:08:15 -0500 From: Carol Roberts
<carol.roberts@TTU.EDU> Subject: Position Announcement

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT THE TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

TITLE: Conservator for Special Collections

RESPONSIBILITIES: Texas Tech University seeks a Conservator for Special
Collections to assist with preservation activities in the Southwest
Collection/Special Collections Library. The Conservator for Special
Collections will serve as a liaison for all departments within the
Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, working with the Head of
Preservation and Conservation Services to establish treatment priorities
for a range of library and archival materials. Primary duties will focus on
needs assessment for all collections and the conservation treatment of
paper-based collections. Additional responsibilities may include assisting
with the implementation of established preservation programs such as
staff/user education, disaster planning, or environmental monitoring.
Reports to the Assistant Dean of Libraries for Southwest Collection/Special
Collections Library.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: M.A. in History or related field. Advanced
training in library or archival preservation and conservation through a
recognized academic training program or formal apprenticeship. Applicants
must possess a good knowledge of the general preservation needs of all
library and archival materials with treatment specialization in paper
conservation. The applicant must have good organizational skills, strong
oral and written communication skills, and excellent listening and
interpersonal skills. The applicant must have a demonstrated ability to
work cooperatively in a team-based environment with all levels of staff.
Preferred: Knowledge of photographic and rare book conservation.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Depending on qualifications and experience, range of
$33,900. Comprehensive benefits include choice of retirement programs,
including TIAA-CREF; 13 state holidays; developmental leave opportunities;
moving allowance; and no state or local income tax. This position holds
academic status with opportunities for promotion and continuing appointment.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Texas Tech University (<http://www.texastech.edu>) is
a state-supported institution with an enrollment of 25,000. Texas Tech
offers a wide range of academic programs in thirteen colleges and schools,
including law and medicine. The Hoblitzelle Conservation Lab
(<http://www.lib.ttu.edu/swc/HCL>) was started at Texas Tech University
Libraries in 1996 and exists as a centralized facility for the repair and
stabilization of library and archival materials. The lab occupies a 2500
square foot area within the new Southwest Collection/Special Collections
Library (<http://www.lib.ttu.edu/swc>) and consists of a book and paper
conservation lab, a microscopy lab, a workroom for leather treatment, an
area for chemical treatment, and office space. Lubbock has a metropolitan
population of 224,000 and is the West Texas center for higher education,
agriculture, health care, banking, and business. Located on the Texas High
Plains, the city enjoys an average of 270 days of sunshine annually, low
summer humidity, and moderate winters.

APPLICATION INFORMATION: Send letter of application indicating
qualifications and interest in the position, current resume, and names and
contact information of three references to Human Resources Office, Texas
Tech University Library, Box 40002, Lubbock, TX 79409-0002. Electronic
submissions are welcome and should be sent to carol.roberts@ttu.edu. Please
address all correspondence to the Search Committee Chair, and specify the
title of the position. Review of applications will begin April 16, 2002,
and continue until position is filled. Texas Tech University is an
EEO/AA/ADA employer.



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