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[BKARTS] Assistant Conservator, Michigan State University Libraries, East Lansing, MI



Michigan State University Libraries has an opening for a grant funded 2-year
assistant conservator position.  The deadline for applications  is 5 p.m.
eastern time December 2, 2005.  Earliest beginning work date is January 2,
2006. Please refer to the posting number below when applying.

Posting Number: P50736
Library Assistant IV (Grade 11) Assistant Conservator
Salary: $35,042 Minimum
         
REQUIRED:  Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by
completing a four-year college degree program in book conservation or
related field; one to three years of related and progressively more
responsible or expansive work experience in a conservation lab setting,
knowledge of current book and paper conservation techniques (especially in
the treatments noted in the "Basic Functions" below), and have an
understanding of basic conservation principles; proficiency using
conservation equipment and tools; excellent communication and
decision-making skills and ability to work independently.  Applicant must
provide a portfolio of completed treatment work at time of interview.

DESIRED:  Experience with database, spreadsheet, and word processing
software, library automation system.
  
BASIC FUNCTIONS: Processes library materials requiring a high degree of
discrimination and independent judgment; examines, treats, deacidifies,
rehouses, and documents MSU Libraries¹ early American schoolbook collection
of over 1,500 textbooks and Sunday school books; under the guidance of the
head conservator, the incumbent will perform a variety of conservation
treatments, including (but not limited to) cloth rebacks, board
reattachments, rebinding, washing and mending of pages, and sewing of text
blocks; will include extensive documentation in a custom on-line database,
including photo-documentation; manages vendor accounts for deacidification
and rehousing needs. This is an off-date position funded for two years from
date of hire.

Apply for this position at the following URL:
<http://www.hr.msu.edu/NR/rdonlyres/99BA1799-EDF9-4E2A-92B1-DC6546AAC36E/0/A
pplicationforEmployment.pdf>

For additional information about this position, email Eric Alstrom at
<alstrom@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>.







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   Eric Alstrom    
   Collections Conservator
   Michigan State University Libraries
   phone: 517-432-8828
   fax: 517-353-8969
   email: alstrom@xxxxxxx
   URL: http://www.lib.msu.edu/alstrom
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