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Library Conservation Assistant: University of Delaware

Date: 13 Jun 97
From: Anita Shaughnessy <anita.shaughnessy@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Position at

Library Conservation Assistant
Preservation unit
University of Delaware

Duties and Responsibilities

    1.  Evaluates damaged and deteriorated library materials and
        devises appropriate treatment based on accepted conservation
        methods and procedures.

    2.  Repairs materials, frequently performing complex and unique
        treatments to books, pamphlets, and serials.

    3.  Designs and constructs protective enclosures, including
        encapsulation of brittle, fragile, and damaged materials.

    4.  Monitors and records the transfer of materials between
        preservation unit and other library departments.

    5.  Trains and supervises student assistants.

    6.  Orders materials for conservation unit.

    7.  Maintains and reports statistics.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

High school diploma (or G.E.D.) required with two years of relevant
college course work (art history, chemistry, book arts, studio arts,
art conservation) preferred.  Requires knowledge of proper treatment
of works of art on paper or library materials and one year
experience handling and repairing these materials. Requires ability
to work independently and devise solutions to problems; ability to
communicate effectively orally and in writing and to work
cooperatively with others; previous supervisory experience; strong
organizational and time management skills.  Good manual dexterity
and attention to detail is essential.  Specialized conservation
skills developed as an apprentice through formal training in book
repair techniques with a professional conservator preferred.
Familiarity with microcomputers and the Technical Services Module of
DELCAT preferred.

Work Hours: Monday--Friday--8:30 a.m.--5:00 p.m.

To Apply: For application instructions contact

    University of Delaware Employee Services
    51 East Main Street
    Newark, DE 19716

regarding position #97S154.  Application deadline July 1, 1997.

Anita Shaughnessy
Preservation Officer
Morris Library
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19717-5267

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