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Position Available: Collections Conservator



301) 405-9250      University of Maryland at College Park Libraries
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TITLE:          Collections Conservator (Program Manager)
LOCATION:       Preservation Department, Technical Services Division.
                McKeldin Library
CATEGORY:       Associate Staff, Full-Time (12 Month Appointment)
SALARY:         Commensurate with experience.


RESPONSIBILITIES:     Under the general direction of the Assistant Head of
the Preservation Department, the Collections Conservator manages the work of
the Conservation Unit.  Provides professional expertise in determining the
proper course of treatment for library and archival materials in need of
conservation, trains and supervises staff and students involved in
collections conservation activities, executes a wide range of conservation
treatments on paper-based library and archival materials, and arranges for
other professional conservation services that cannot be accomplished
in-house.  Conservation services are extended to all departments within the
College Park campus.

QUALIFICATIONS:    Required:  ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library
Science or Master's degree in conservation of library, archival or art
materials; minimum of one year of experience/training in a recognized
conservation facility.
EXPERIENCE:   Demonstrated knowledge of the physical and chemical nature of
library and archival materials; the history of book and paper making,
conservation ethics, principles, and practices and their appropriate
application; and conservation supplies, tools, equipment, vendors, and
technical standards and specifications.  A minimum of one year of experience
as a conservator.  Strong organizational and supervisory skills, including
the ability to train and supervise staff and to assess their work; to plan,
organize, and direct work flow, and to plan and organize physical space.
Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate
effectively both orally and in writing.  Demonstrated ability to work
independently, to exercise sound judgement, and to effect change.
Desirable: High level of interest in the field of conservation as evidenced
by continuing education or by related independent activities or research.

BENEFITS:   22 days annual leave and 3 personal days; 14 paid holidays; 15
days sick leave.  Employer contributes to health insurance and retirement
(State pension or TIAA-CREF); tuition remission.

APPLICATIONS:  For full consideration, submit resume and names/addresses of
three references by May 5, 1997.  Applications accepted until the position
is filled.  Send resume to: Ray Foster, Library Personnel Services, McKeldin
Library, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-7011.  You may also
fax your resume: (301)314-9960.
Libraries Web Address: http://www.lib.umd.edu/UMCP

THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
EMPLOYER.  MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.




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Yvonne A. CARIGNAN
Email:Yvonne_A_CARIGNAN@xxxxxxxxxxxxx (yc38)
Phone:301-405-9346
Home Page:  http://www.wam.umd.edu/~carignay/index.htm=20


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Bucheinbandkunst ist Architektur in kleinstem Ma=DFstab
Otto Dorfner

Peter Verheyen, Conservation Librarian
Syracuse University Library
Syracuse, NY 13244
315.443.9937
mailto:pdverhey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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