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> From: Sid Huttner <shuttner@BLUE.WEEG.UIOWA.EDU>
> Subject: position announcement
> Date: Monday, February 22, 1999 1:41 PM
> Dear fellow listservers--
> We would be most grateful to you for bringing the following position
> announcement to the attention of anyone who might or should be
> interested. As the announcement indicates, Iowa City has a great
> many book-related activities, and this is a position which offers
> an interesting range of opportunities, including formal or informal
> relationships with students and faculty in the Iowa Center for the
> Book.
> Thanks........................Sid Huttner
>                        Position Announcement
>                   The University of Iowa Libraries
>                        University Conservator
> Position description: The University of Iowa Libraries is seeking an
> accomplished and energetic conservator to serve as Head of the
> Department. The Conservator provides leadership and strategic direction
> in the conservation treatment of special collections materials for the
> Special Collections Department, Iowa Women’s Archives, and John Martin
> Rare Book Room. The Conservator also provides administrative and
> guidance for the Conservation Department. Duties include examination,
> assessment, planning, and executing paper conservation treatments;
> and direction of collections maintenance activities for bound materials
> in the collections; supervision of 1 FTE apprentice as well as occasional
> interns/volunteers and .33 FTE student assistants; assisting in the
> formulation of priorities, procedures, standards and policies as
> they relate to an extensive book and paper collection; working with
> library staff in the design and production of exhibits; and providing
> technical expertise and professional advice and education to the staff,
> other institutions, and the public. The Conservator also identifies and
> guides new initiatives involving technologies in the activities of the
> unit; assists the Book Repair unit, which provides preservation services
> to the circulating collections under the direction of the Preservation
> Librarian; and, depending on his or her interests, collaborates with the
> Center for the Book in teaching classes in bookbinding and on other
> of developing book studies programs at the University.
> The Conservation Department: The Conservation Department is part of
> the Preservation Department which encompasses five areas: Conservation,
> Marking, Binding, Book Repair, and Reformatting. The Department
> provides conservation services for materials from the Department of
> Special Collections, which includes the University Archives, Iowa Women’s
>  Archives and John Martin Rare Book Room.
> The Conservation lab consists of a 1,700 sq. ft. all-purpose, well-
> equipped space. It includes materials storage spaces, fume hood, suction
> table, two large board shears, 3 finishing presses, dedicated deionized
> -recalcified water system, large wash sinks, drying racks for paper,
> ultrasonic welder, binding benches, and tables for flat paper work.
> Qualifications:
> Required: Graduation from an accredited conservation program and
> significant work experience or equivalent education and experience in
> book and paper conservation; extensive knowledge of conservation theory,
> chemistry, and practices; thorough knowledge of book and paper history,
> materials and construction; demonstrably well-developed skills in the
> examination, evaluation, treatment, and documentation of library and
> archival collections; experience in project planning and management,
> supervision, and excellent interpersonal skills. The candidate should
> also demonstrate excellent communication and organizational skills;
> a willingness to share knowledge with colleagues and trainees; possess
> qualities of teamwork, patience, adaptability, good humor, and the
> ability to work with other staff in a spirit of cooperation and
> mutual respect.
> Preferred: Completion of a formal training program, with a graduate
> degree or certificate in conservation and a minimum of three to five
> years supervised professional experience after training as a book and
> paper conservator. Experience in a research library setting and
> knowledge of production methods.
> Salary and Appointment: Appointment rank and salary will be based
> on relevant experience and educational background and will be
> competitive with peer institutions. The University offers an attractive
> package of benefits including 24 days of paid vacation per year,
> TIAA/CREF retirement, and a flexible selection of medical, life, dental,
> and vision insurance, childcare credit, and additional benefits.
> The University of Iowa Libraries: The University of Iowa Library
> system consists of the Main Library (including the Information Arcade)
> and 11 branch libraries (Art, Music, Business, and the Sciences), the
> largest of which is Hardin Library for the Health Sciences which
> includes the Information Commons, an electronic classroom facility.
> With over 3 million volumes, the collections of the UI Libraries
> rank 30 out of 107 in the Association of Research Libraries. The
> University of Iowa Libraries makes use of a NOTIS-based automated
> system called OASIS. The University is a member of the OCLC and the
> Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC). The Libraries provides
> a program of support for professional development activities and its
> staff members are actively engaged in national cooperative efforts.
> Environment - The University and Iowa City: A major research and teaching
> institution, The University of Iowa offers recognized programs in a
> wide variety of areas. The University consists of a faculty of some
> 1,700 serving over 28,000 students, over 9,000 of whom are registered
> in graduate and professional degree programs. The University of Iowa
> employs over 15,000 permanent full-time and part-time staff. Iowa City
> is a community with excellent educational, recreational, and cultural
> advantages, and is readily accessible via interstate highways and a
> major airport only 30 minutes away.
> Application Procedures: Applications must be received by March 19,
> 1999. Qualified individuals should submit a letter of application,
> resume, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three
> references to: Janice Simmons-Welburn, Director, Human Resources
> and Processing Services, University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City,
> IA 52242-1420 (319) 335-5871.
> Sidney F. Huttner * Head, Special Collections * The University of Iowa
> Libraries * Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1420 * 319-335-5921 * FAX: 319-335-5900
> e-mail: sid-huttner@uiowa.edu * department homepage:
> http:/www.uiowa.edu/spec-coll/
> The LUCILE Project: http://www.lib.utulsa.edu/personal/huttner/huttner.htm

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