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Book Repair Technician - Georgetown University Law Library - Washington, D.C.

Repair Technician
Georgetown University Law Library

The Georgetown University Law Library is seeking a permanent,
full-time book repair technician.  The Conservation Technician is
responsible for the physical care of the general library collection.
Assesses condition of materials and makes decisions on appropriate
treatment options in consultation with the Preservation Librarian.
Performs various book repair treatments and constructs custom
protective enclosures.  Responsible for preservation reformatting to
a variety of media (preservation photocopies, microfilm, electronic
and magnetic media).   Responsible for converting library materials
to digital form; updates and manages databases to provide control
and access to images and files.  The incumbent functions as the
department coordinator in terms of workflow and student staffing for
the three Preservation units (Repair, Binding and Processing).  In
addition, the incumbent trains and supervises the Processing and
student assistants, and other project staff. Educates library staff
and patrons on proper care and handling of library materials and
disaster response, monitors library environment, and orders

Minimum qualifications:  B.A. plus one year experience, or
equivalent combination of education, experience and training in
library or archives conservation and /or bookbinding; and knowledge
of conservation techniques and practices in regard to library and
archives materials.  Familiarity with a variety of computer
applications (database, spreadsheet, word processing,
imaging/graphics).  Preferred: Supervisory experience, digital
imaging, photography.

Salary: $28,863 (min).  Benefits: See full-time staff benefits at:

Contact: Resumes received by May 18, 2001 will receive first
consideration. Send resume along with three references to:

     Hilary Seo
     Georgetown University Law Library
     111 G St. NW
     Washington, DC  20001
     Fax: 202-662-9202

Georgetown University is an EEO/AA employer.

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