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Librarian IV/Collection Conservator, Harold Washington Library Center, Chicago, IL



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For those interested, this position is still available. CPL has a great
modern and spacious conservation lab located in the "new" Harold Washington
Library at the south end Chicago's "Loop." It borders on the Printers Row
district with lots of antiquarian bookshops... Chicago is also a home of
the blues, has great food, theatre, art, architecture, the lake, museums...
Teaching opportunities abound, and there is a vibrant book arts community.
-- p.


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 assigned.

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
<http://www.chipublib.org >

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