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Job Posting: University of North Texas



>From the Conservation Dislist, 7/25

Date: 23 Jul 96
From: Kenneth Lavender <klavende@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Position at University of North Texas

Book Conservator

The University of North Texas Libraries has an opening for a Book
Conservator with a background in paper and book conservation and a
proven ability to manage people.

Responsibilities:  Provide conservation treatment of rare and unique
materials in the Rare Book and Texana Collections, Archives
Collection, and Music Collection, including but not limited to:
paper treatment, document repair, binding, and binding restoration.
Assist in reformatting decisions, planning, program development,
staff and intern training, and supervision.  Work with trained
individuals, in the departments involved, to determine treatment
methods, schedule of treatment, and responsibility for treatment.
Also is responsible for maintaining in usable condition the
circulating and reference collections of the University of North
Texas Libraries.  This responsibility requires the application of
sound, independent judgement, using acceptable ethical standards in
a collection-wide approach to hands-on book conservation training
and supervision, sorting material for treatment, setting treatment
standards and production levels, and ordering and maintaining
appropriate tools and materials.  Supervises one full-time assistant
and several student assistants.

Qualifications:  Requirements:  BA degree in art history, English,
chemistry, or related field, or equivalency; graduation from an
accredited conservation program and two years of experience in book
or manuscript conservation or five years of extensive experience in
book or manuscript conservation; advanced knowledge of
hand-bookbinding techniques and history; demonstrated verbal and
written communications skills; supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualifications:  MLS from an ALA accredited graduate
program; strong analytical skills; flexibility; ability to work
effectively with staff at all levels and with many different
backgrounds.  RANK:  Librarian I or II; 12-month renewal
appointment; minimum salary $26,000, with final salary dependent on
experience; state or optional retirement plans; standard benefits.
Starting date: September 1, 1996.

The University of North Texas is a state-assisted, comprehensive
doctoral granting institution located in the Dallas/Fort Worth
metroplex.  UNT, with a student enrollment of over 25,000, is the
fourth-largest university in the state.  The UNT Libraries have
total collections of over 1.6 million, a full-time staff of 105, and
an operating budget of over six million dollars.

Screening of applications will begin on August 1, 1996, and continue
until the position is filled.  Application: Applicants should submit
a letter of application, vita, and the names, addresses, and
telephone numbers of three professional references to:

    Lou Ann Bradley
    Book Conservator Search Committee Chair
    c/o Library Administrative Offices
    University of North Texas
    UNT Box 5188 Denton, Texas 76203-0188

The University of North Texas is an equal opportunity, affirmative
action employer and encourages applications of women, minorities,
handicapped persons, and Vietnam-era veterans.

>>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@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Syracuse University               <www> http://web.syr.edu/~pdverhey/
Syracuse, NY 13244             <listmgr> Book_Arts-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


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