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Position Available - Collections Conservator, Duke University Libraries

Collections Conservator, Duke University Libraries

Full position description available at

The Preservation Department of the Duke University Libraries seeks a
creative, energetic, and skilled Collections Conservator to develop and
manage its Collection Repair and Conservation Program, a new initiative
begun in 2000. The Conservator is responsible for overseeing the physical
care of a wide range of research materials from the Perkins Library System
which includes the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library.
The position provides an excellent opportunity to establish a program
dedicated to maintaining a significant research collection and to
contribute significantly to the development of the Preservation
Department's philosophy and goals.  Required:  master's degree in library
science from an ALA-accredited program, or master's degree in conservation
of library or archival materials, or equivalent training and experience;
at least two years of conservation experience; knowledge of current
conservation principles, practices, and procedures; demonstrated ability
to work independently and productively in a changing environment; strong
organizational, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills.
Highly desirable: experience in conservation of archival collections;
supervisory experience. Salary and rank dependent on qualifications and
experience; minimums are $34,800 for Assistant Librarian; $37,300 for
Senior Assistant Librarian; $40,650 for Associate Librarian; $46,750 for
Librarian.  Send cover letter, detailed resume, and the names, addresses
(mail and e-mail), and telephone numbers of three references to: Sharon A.
Sullivan, Director, Personnel Services, Perkins Library, Box 90194, Duke
University, Durham, NC 27708.  Review of applications will begin in latter
July and continue until the position is filled.  Duke University is an
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The Perkins Library System
has a strong commitment to Affirmative Action and is actively seeking to
increase the racial and ethnic diversity of our staff.


Winston Atkins
Preservation Department
Box 90193
Perkins Library, Duke University
(919) 660-5843

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