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[BKARTS] Mending Clerk (part-time, temporary) - Brooklyn NY



Mending Clerk (part-time, temporary)
Pratt Institute
Brooklyn, NY 
Available: Immediately Salary: $17/hour; 10-20 hours/week (daytime and/or evenings) 

Description: This position has responsibility for book repair of the general circulating collections of the Libraries. Review and evaluate books sent for repair, identifying the commercial or in-house options for each item. Use technical expertise and independent judgment to specify treatment from within those categories. 

Duties include: Performing book binding hinge repairs (tightening hinges, re-gluing cover to text, hollow tubes, new end sheet and/or super, re-backing, re-casing, recording text-blocks, repair of broken sewing, sewing or wire stapling pamphlets into pamphlet binders, drill and sewing for temporary use materials, side stapling temporary use paperbacks); performing book repair-text-block treatment (tipping in pages, hinging in pages, plates, or foldouts, hinging or tipping in pockets, photocopying replacement leaves, inserting reference plates); construct new bindings in various styles and materials, maintain monthly production statistics; monitoring use of supplies and notifying building manager when low; maintaining tools, equipment and workspace in clean and workable condition. 

Qualifications: Required: Prior experience in book repair through work in a library or an equivalent setting; demonstrated ability and skill to work knowledgeably and independently on a variety of binding styles and structures, and in performing a variety of book and paper repair techniques; ability perform routine repairs with speed and accuracy. Applicants will be asked to provide a portfolio or examples of previous book repair work. 

PLEASE NOTE: This is a one to two month temporary position. 

To Apply: Please submit resume and cover letter with name and contact information of three professional references to: Temporary Mending Clerk position Library 200 Willoughby Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11205 vvalenti@xxxxxxxxx Proof of identity and eligibility to work in the U.S. will be required upon employment. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Cynthia A. Johnson Director of Reader Services Pratt Insititute Libraries Brooklyn, NY 11205 718-875-5109 cjohnso2@xxxxxxxxx 

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