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[BKARTS] Temporary Part-time Mending Clerk, Circulating Collection, Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York

Position:   Temporary Part-time Mending Clerk, Circulating Collection

Available: Immediately

Salary: $17/hour; 10-20 hours/week (daytime and/or evenings)

Description:      This position has responsibility for book repair of
the general circulating collections of the Libraries. Review and
evaluate books sent for repair, identifying the commercial or in-house
options for each item. Use technical expertise and independent judgment
to specify treatment from within those categories.

Duties include:  Performing book binding hinge repairs (tightening
hinges, re-gluing cover to text, hollow tubes, new end sheet and/or
super, re-backing, re-casing, recording text-blocks, repair of broken
sewing, sewing or wire stapling pamphlets into pamphlet binders, drill
and sewing for temporary use materials, side stapling temporary use
paperbacks); performing book repair-text-block treatment (tipping in
pages, hinging in pages, plates, or foldouts, hinging or tipping in
pockets, photocopying replacement leaves, inserting reference plates);
construct new bindings in various styles and materials, maintain monthly
production statistics; monitoring use of supplies and notifying building
manager when low; maintaining tools, equipment and workspace in clean
and workable condition.

Qualifications:   Required:  Prior experience in book repair through
work in a library or an equivalent setting; demonstrated ability and
skill to work knowledgeably and independently on a variety of binding
styles and structures, and in performing a variety of book and paper
repair techniques; ability perform routine repairs with speed and

Applicants will be asked to provide a portfolio or examples of previous
book repair work.

PLEASE NOTE:  This is a one to two month temporary position.

To Apply:
Please submit resume and cover letter with name and contact information
of three professional references to:

Temporary Mending Clerk position
200 Willoughby Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Proof of identity and eligibility to work in the U.S. will be required
upon employment.

Cynthia A. Johnson
Director of Reader Services
Pratt Insititute Libraries
Brooklyn, NY 11205

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