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Internship at University of Virginia

From: Eliza Gilligan <elizamariegilligan<-at->
Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2012
2012 summer internship
University of Virginia Library

The University of Virginia Library is pleased to offer the
opportunity of a six-week internship for the summer of 2012 in their
Preservation Services Department, working with the Conservator for
the University Library Collections.  The purpose of the internship
is to perform conservation treatment on a group of pamphlets and
books that are part of a recent acquisition of late 19th and early
20th century trade literature.  The trade literature collection is
held by the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library.

Treatment will be performed in the UVa Library Conservation lab, a
small but well-equipped facility with a  4 foot x 6fot treatment
sink, deionized water system, fume trunk, suction platen, and the
usual tools.  The trade literature displays a variety of damage
consistent with age and the delicate nature of thin, paper-bound
materials or early case bindings.  Items will be selected for
treatment prior to the intern's arrival and photo documentation will
be performed by the Library's Digital Services Department.  Likely
treatments include dry cleaning, adhesive removal, stain reduction,
paper mending, disbinding, guarding of signatures, sewing and
recasing. The intern will be required to give a presentation to
library staff at the end of the internship, describing the project
over all and highlighting a few specific treatments.

The Preservation Services Department staff includes a Preservation
Administrator/ Department Head, Book Conservator, Audio Visual
Conservator and 2 book repair technicians who provide expertise to
the 10 branches of the UVa Library system.

The Library is offering a $4000 stipend to support the internship.
The internship can be scheduled for any consecutive six-week period
between June 4, 2012 and August 31, 2012.  We will be accepting
applications until the position is filled.  The ideal candidate will
have prior treatment experience with flat paper and with the
casebound book structure.

Applicants should send a resume, letter of interest and the contact
information for three professional references via email to

    Eliza Gilligan
    Conservator for University Library Collections

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