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Positions at Yale (fwd)



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Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 12:13:40 -0500 (EST)
From: Paul Conway <paul.conway@xxxxxxxx>
Reply-To: padg@xxxxxxx
To: padg@xxxxxxx
Subject: Positions at Yale

The following are condensed versions of two important jobs in Yale
University Library's Preservation Department.  Prospective applicants can
contact me directly for more information about the ongoing activities and
opportunities in the Presevation Department or submit applications directly
to the library's Human Resources department.

By way of brief background, these two full-time jobs fill Alexis Hagadorn's
vacant position.  She held both responsibilities on a half-time basis (a
nearly impossible situation).  Alexis took a position at Columbia last
October.

COLLECTIONS CARE LIBRARIAN, Preservation Department, Sterling Memorial Library
Rank: Librarian I

RESPONSIBILITIES  Under the general supervision and guidance of the Head of
the department, the Collections Care Librarian manages and develops the
department's Collections Care Program. The Program is responsible for the
maintenance and repair of circulating materials in the Sterling Memorial
Library and is one of the highest priorities for library development
activities. It consists of five full-time conservation technicians and 2 FTE
student assistants, who undertake minor and major repair treatments and make
protective enclosures for new pamphlets and fragile books. The person who
leads the program must create and maintain a complex network of professional
relationships inside the library and throughout the conservation and library
professions to identify and perfect appropriate collection care techniques
and, eventually, to increase the capability of the library system to care
for its collections. The incumbent establishes selection guidelines,
standards, and production levels for the Program, including work flow,
sorting, and documentation, and is responsible for quality assurance,
statistics, and inventory control in the Program. The incumbent is involved
in the overall management of the Preservation Department through
participation in the Preservation Management Team and appropriate library
committees. The manager of the Program is a focal point for the library's
commitment to the maintenance of its intellectual assets in book form and
should expect to grow professionally as needs of the library's collections
evolve.

QUALIFICATIONS  MLS from an ALA-accredited graduate program, specialized
training in the conservation of books or archival materials, or the
equivalent combination of training and experience. Supervisory experience.
Ability to work effectively with staff on all levels. Demonstrated ability
to work independently and productively. Excellent visual perception and
manual dexterity. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Knowledge
of current conservation treatments, rare book and paper restoration, and
library binding and repair techniques. Preferred: Experience in collections
conservation in a research library.

SALARY AND BENEFITS  Minimum salary of $33,700 plus comprehensive benefits
program, including 22 vacation days, 17 holiday, recess and personal days,
health care, and retirement plan. Relocation assistance available. To be
assured of consideration, please submit a letter of application, resume and
the names of three references by March 1, 1998 to Diane Y. Turner, Director,
Library Human Resources, Yale University Library, PO Box 208240, New Haven,
CT 06520-8240. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
EEO/AA

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ASSISTANT CONSERVATOR, Preservation Department, Sterling Memorial Library
Rank: M&P 22

RESPONSIBILITIES  Under the supervision and guidance of the Chief
Conservator in the Conservation Program, the Assistant Conservator is
responsible for the conservation treatment of rare books and special
collections, keeping written records and photo-documentation of work.  The
incumbent participates in the overall management of the Preservation
Department through service on the Preservation Management Team and, in the
absence of the Chief Conservator, assumes supervisory responsibilities in
the Conservation Program and advises curators regarding the care of rare and
special collections. The Assistant Conservator examines materials in
deteriorated condition held by the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
and other rare book units in the library system and recommends treatments,
undertakes research on historical structures and appropriate materials and
techniques, and assists in the preparation of books and printed materials
for exhibition.  Assists in the general administration of the Program,
especially the maintenance of equipment and the application of information
technologies for documentation and communication. Instructs and supervises
conservation interns and student assistants.

QUALIFICATIONS  Applicants must have a masters degree in conservation or
related field or the equivalent combination of experience and training; the
ability to design and carry out skilled conservation treatments to the
highest standards; excellent visual perception and manual dexterity;
well-developed management and communication skills. Demonstrated knowledge
of current principles and techniques in book and paper conservation. Two
years relevant experience is required, preferably in a conservation studio
that specializes in rare books and special collections.

SALARY AND BENEFITS  Minimum salary of $31,100 plus comprehensive benefits
program, including 22 vacation days, 17 holiday, recess and personal days,
health care, and retirement plan. Relocation assistance available. To be
assured of consideration, please submit a letter of application, resume and
the names of three references by March 1, 1998 to Christine Pedevillano,
Library Human Resources, Yale University Library, PO Box 208240, New Haven,
CT 06520-8240. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
EEO/AA


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Paul Conway
Head, Preservation Department
Yale University Library
P.O. Box 208240/130 Wall Street
New Haven, CT  06520

(203) 432-1714 (voice/mail)
(203) 432-7231 (fax)


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