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[BKARTS] General Collections Conservator, Princeton University Library

The position as General Collections Conservator is available at Princeton University Library.  The responsibilities and qualifications are below but a full description and application information are available at http://library.princeton.edu/hr/positions/JobGenCollectionsConservator2008.html   This is a mid-level professional position with a minimum salary of $50,000.  If you wish to nominate anyone who meets the qualifications, please contact me directly via email at milevski@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx  Thanks.

Robert Milevski
Preservation Librarian
Princeton University Library

In a production environment administers and manages general collections conservation operations within the Preservation Office. This includes planning, organizing, managing, staffing and supervising all preservation activities for the physical care of the Princeton University Library general collections. Specific responsibilities include the following. Sets treatment and production standards, which include materials sorting, treatment decisions, workflow, recordkeeping, inventory control, contracting, and quality assurance. Manages computer-based point system which tracks and provides statistics about treatment production and staff resources for fifteen (15) libraries. Proactively advises collection managers on the handling and preservation of damaged and deteriorated general collections materials, including recommending treatment options, priorities, and courses of action. Manages budget for materials, tools, and equipment and maintains inventories of same. Manages brittle !
 books and contract preservation photocopying and boxing workflows. Provides on-call and first response assistance in disaster recovery, including staff training and monitoring and replenishment of emergency kit supplies.  Treats 16th-21st century materials from the general collections, with particular emphasis on material from 1800 to the present. Supervises three full time conservation technicians, plus students, including hiring, training, quality assurance, and performance evaluation. Reports directly to the Preservation Librarian. 

Required:  Masters Degree in Library/Information Science or Book Arts through an accredited graduate program, with an advanced certificate or specialization in book or library collections conservation. Three-to-five years bench experience at the professional level in an academic or research library general collections conservation program. Demonstrated and proven experience preserving 16th-21st century general collections materials. Two years or more years supervising conservation support staff and managing a general collections conservation program. Current knowledge of and experience in ethics, practices, and techniques employed in the conservation of general collections of library research materials, including broad knowledge and experience in bookbinding and book conservation. Must demonstrate excellent treatment/hand and decision-making skills and successful outcomes in general collections conservation. Must have excellent interpersonal skills and work effectively with !
 staff at all levels within a highly complex organization. Must be able to work as part of a team with preservation and conservation peers and colleagues. Must be able to work independently and to plan and structure one's supervisory, treatment and management responsibilities accordingly. Demonstrated and proven experience coordinating conservation treatment and preservation activities among a number of constituencies. 

Robert J. Milevski
Preservation Librarian
Manager, Typography Studio
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08540

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