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Collections Conservator - Harold Washington Library, Chicago

Librarian IV/Collection Conservator
Harold Washington Library Center
Special Collections Division
400 S. State Street
Chicago, Illinois

Responsible for: conservation treatment and document treatment of various
formats including archival materials, rare books, drawings, prints, maps,
art on paper, photographs, unbound manuscripts and select
artifacts; collection assessment and maintenance of the conservation lab
and equipment. Ensure inventory of lab materials and supplies; participate
in special projects and serve on relevant committees; consult with subject
area specialists; recommend outside conservation treatment services as
needed; and assist with conservation on rare books and
manuscripts. Candidate must have strong organizational and communication
skills, including demonstrated ability to document treatments, write
specifications, prepare reports and analyze and solve
problems. Conservator will provide monthly statistics and reports, special
reports and surveys and attend meetings, workshops and training courses as

Qualifications: Master's degree in library science from an ALA-accredited
institution supplemented by three years of post-graduate library
experience including one year of supervisory experience.

Entry salary: $45,948/year; excellent benefits.

Portfolio required: all applicants should submit at time of application a
portfolio of successful collections conservation treatments
performed. Portfolio will be returned after interview process.

For more information please contact:
Sophia K. Jordan
Chief Librarian, Division of Special Collections and Preservation
Chicago Public Library
Harold Washington Library Center
400 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60605
Voice: (312) 747-4740
FAX:   (312) 747-4890
Email: sjordan@chipublib.org

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