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Subject: Position at Northwestern

Position at Northwestern

From: Deborah Howe <d-howe>
Date: Thursday, July 13, 1995
Conservation Technician  ( LA II )
Northwestern University Library

Northwestern University seeks an individual to perform a variety of
conservation treatments including work on a range of paper, cloth,
and leather bindings.  Treatments will include work on text blocks
and covers such as resewing, rebacking, paper treatments, repairing
existing covers, and constructing new covers.  Other treatments
include encapsulation, deacidification, fumigation and making
protective enclosures.

Trains and supervises student assistants involved in treatment of
materials. Responsible for record keeping of the above.  Specifies
treatment and inspects completed work.  Assists in routine work-flow
of library materials in and out of Lab facilities.  Participates in
conducting workshops, condition surveys and departmental tours.

Assists with and performs other duties as necessary to achieve the
goals of the Preservation Department.

Qualifications:

Cooperative spirit essential.  Good organizational, inter - personal
and communication skills.  Understanding of conservation principles.
At least one year of experience in bookbinding or conservation work.
Ability to think analytically and make decisions.  Ability to work
independently.

Also desirable: Experience or strong interest in library
preservation.  Experience and continued interest in history, art,
chemistry, history of the book, bookbinding structure, or library
science.  Working knowledge of  word processing and statistics
programs.

Hours:  37.5 per week.  This is a permanent half-time position.
However, temporary funds have been secured to make the position
full-time for 18 months after hire. At the end of this period it
will revert to half-time if no additional funding is available.

Submit applications to:

    Peter Devlin
    Personnel Librarian
    Dept. E95-0414
    Northwestern University Library
    1935 Sheridan Rd.
    Evanston, Il 60208

For more information, contact:

    Deborah Howe
    Collections Conservator
    708 491 7607

Deborah Howe
Collections Conservator
Northwestern University Library
1935 Sheridan Road
Evanston, Il  60208
708 491 7607

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