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Re: just curious

that is my title here at Syracuse University. Basically all it is, is a book
conservator position in a library environment with some of the privileges
(duties) of librarianship attached to it such as serving on committees.

What do I do. Well right now I'm supervising serveral students and working
with them on rebinding (full cloth) and boxing materials from our Special
Collections here in the brand new lab I set up this past Fall. I also work
on some of the more valuable materials from the collection (I have a
Nuremberg Chronicle on my bench) as well as working with classes from the
Art Departments on book projects. I also maintain the Preservation
Departments webpages and work on outreach things.

Hope that helps.

>Hi all,
>I'm a VERY amateur bookbinder and long time lurker on this list.  I got to
>thinking about conservation librarians (a career I didn't even know
>existed until I subscribed - sorry)  What is a day in the life of a
>conservation librarian like?  Does every library have a conservationist?
>Inquisitively yours,
>Jennifer Hunter
>Halifax, N.S.

>>>>Drink and be merry, for our time is short and death lasts forever<<<<

Peter D. Verheyen                                       <wk> 315.443.9937
Conservation Librarian                                  <fax>315.443.9510
Syracuse University Library               <email>pdverhey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Syracuse University                    <www>http://web.syr.edu/~pdverhey/
Syracuse, NY 13244                <Listowner>Book_Arts-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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