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Position at Newberry Library

From: Judy Rayborn <raybornj<-at->
Date: Monday, April 2, 2012
Director of Conservation Services
Conservation Services
The Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Chicago, Illinois 60610-7324

Full time, 35 hours per week,
Monday - Friday with occasional evening assignments
Exempt position.

Summary: Reporting to the Vice President for Library Services, the
Director of Conservation Services provides primary leadership for
the Conservation Services Department. The Director plans and directs
the operations of the Conservation Services Department and
supervises its staff.  The Director is responsible for the physical
care and treatment of books, papers, parchment, photographs, and all
other Library materials.


    Manage the staff of the Department of Conservation Services

    Manage the full range of library conservation activities

    Manage environmental monitoring and disaster preparedness for
    the collections

    Oversee conservation aspects of exhibit and loan preparations,
    documentations, and treatments

    Oversee conservation aspects of projects and activities (such as
    digitization) that affect care and handling of library materials

    Lead and manage departmental documentation, planning, budgets,
    and assessment

    Manage resources and equipment within the department

    Represent Conservation Services within the Newberry, to the
    library and conservation communities, and to the general public

    Keep abreast of current developments in conservation,
    preservation, and related fields

    Continue the Newberry's leadership role in conservation
    education and development.

    Perform other tasks or activities needed for the achievement of
    departmental goals


    Bachelor's degree required

    Master's degree in Conservation or equivalent work experience

    Knowledge of conservation theory and practice for books and

    Extensive experience in book and paper conservation in a library

    Excellent communication and management skills

    Ability to motivate staff and build a well-functioning team

    Previous supervisory experience preferred

    Excellent computer skills

Benefits: First year: health, dental, vision and group life
insurance, fifteen vacation days, two personal days and paid
holidays. After one year of service: twenty vacations day, long-term
disability, long-term care, and TIAA-CREF retirement plan available.

Date Posted:  April 2, 2012.
Applications accepted until position filled.
Date Available:  June, 2012

About the Newberry Library:  The Newberry Library, open to the
public without charge, is an independent research library dedicated
to the advancement and dissemination of knowledge, especially in the
humanities. The Newberry Library acquires and preserves a broad
array of special collections research materials relating to the
civilizations of Europe and the Americas. It promotes and provides
for their effective use, fostering research, teaching, publication,
and life-long learning, as well as civic engagement. In service to
its diverse community, the Newberry Library encourages intellectual
pursuit in an atmosphere of free inquiry and sustains the highest
standards of collection preservation, bibliographic access, and
reader services.

Send cover letter, resume, and references to the

    Director of Human Resources,

Please visit our Web site at


The Newberry Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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