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Subject: Position at Auckland City Libraries

Position at Auckland City Libraries

From: Graham Theresa <grahamt>
Date: Wednesday, February 11, 1998
Auckland City Libraries (NZ) has a position vacant for an
experienced Book/Preventative Conservator, who will be based at the
Central City Library. This is a newly created position, reflecting
the City's commitment to the preservation of its heritage library
materials. As such it is an innovation for public libraries in New
Zealand.

Auckland City Libraries comprises the Central City Library, sixteen
community libraries and a mobile library service. The Central City
Library has strengths in the areas of international and New Zealand
manuscripts, historic New Zealand photographs, ephemera and maps.
These collections are held in the Special Collections Unit and it is
expected that the Conservator will work closely with these
materials.

The Conservator will be part of the management team reporting to the
Divisional Manager, Central City Library. The position will
initially be for a two year term and entails:

    Developing conservation policy and practices for Auckland City
    Libraries

    Developing awareness within the Libraries of the importance of
    the appropriate care for collections

    Carrying out conservation work

    Developing the skills of staff working with heritage items

    Appropriate assistance with the preparation of library
    exhibitions

Qualifications: applicants will be expected to have a tertiary
qualification and a minimum of five years post-intern book
conservation experience at a relevant institution. Experience at the
management level is an advantage.

Further information is available from:

    Theresa Graham
    Manager Special Collections
    grahamt [at] akcity__govt__nz
    +64 9 3753383

All requests for position descriptions and the submission of
applications in writing should be made to

    Jenni Gibson
    Human Resources Administrator
    Central City Library
    PO Box 4138
    Auckland 1 N.Z.
    +64 9 307 7651
    Fax: +64 9 307 7741
    gibsonj [at] akcity__govt__nz

Applications must also contain the names of at least two people we
may contact as referees. Applications close Friday April 17 1998.

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