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MIT: Job announcement
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- Subject: MIT: Job announcement
- From: "Peter D. Verheyen" <pdverhey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 3 Aug 1998 19:37:25 -0400
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Department: MIT Libraries-Binding and Repair Section
Title: Library Assistant V
Position Number: 98-0530L
Description: Under minimal supervision, is responsible for preserving
library materials through a commercial binding service, and
in-house repair. Commercial binding: manages weekly outgoing
and incoming shipments; evaluates condition of materials; selects
method of binding or repair; prepares and processes shipments;
maintains quality control; uses automated system to manage
shipments; keeps statistics; processes invoices; communicates
with staff in other library units and at the commercial bindery.
In-house book repair: performs a variety of repair treatments
(e.g. rebacking, recasing, protective enclosures, paper mending,
pamphlet binding) on the circulating materials; participates in
preservation projects, including disaster response, and may work
on special collections. In absence of supervisor, coordinates daily
work of the unit. Trains student assistants. Other duties as required,
including shelf preparation of new library materials.
Qualifications: 4.5 years direct/related experience. Post high school
education can count toward experience. Knowledge of Windows and
spreadsheet applications. Familiarity with ABLE binding software
preferred. Bookbinding and repair skills required; formal training
preferred. Knowledge of preservation field desired. Strong interpersonal,
communication and training skills. Organization skills; ability to work
efficiently in a production environment. Physical stamina for handling
Hours: 35 hours per week. Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00.
Please send resume and letter (include position number in letter) to:
MIT Personnel Office
Cambridge, MA 02139-0013
Visit the MIT Personnel website at http://web.mit.edu/personnel/www/
or phone 617-253-4251.
Applicants are responsible for their own travel costs.
August 3, 1998