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Head, General Preservation and Conservation Services, Indiana University, Bloomington

OnLine Application | Jobs@IU:
Head, General Preservation and Conservation Services
Rank: PAE-3RS
Position#: 00012684
List #: 7755

Job Summary: The bulk of the work of the General Preservation and Conservation Services unit is high production focusing on treating materials from the circulating collections held in the Wells Library and the thirteen branch libraries of the Bloomington campus. The staff work on a wide range of materials, including items published from the seventeenth century to the present. The individual will be expected to lend his/her skills, knowledge, and abilities in the preservation of library materials to items that are rare and valuable when requested or as such items are identified through condition surveys from the various libraries of Indiana University - Bloomington.

Manages the day-to-day activities of the preservation services related to the bound volumes received by the E. Lingle Craig Preservation Lab; and hires, trains, supervises, evaluates, and provides leadership to two full-time conservation technicians, one full-time Kasemake enclosures operator, and hourly employees. Analyzes workflow and establishes procedures to maximize efficiency and cost effectiveness of the lab; develops and expands the preservation and conservation program as necessary; performs a broad range of preservation and conservation treatments, including constructing enclosures, developing and introducing new treatments to address specific needs, and teaching staff how to perform various treatments; and responsible for the department’s disaster response, determining the best treatment for materials exposed to environmental or biological hazards, and treating materials that may be housing insects.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in Library Science, Archives, Preservation/Conservation, or related field; two years professional experience in evaluating materials for preservation/conservation treatments and performing a wide variety of such treatments, including bindings, construction of enclosures, book repair and treatment of items that have water, mold, or other disaster-related damage; and two years of supervisory experience required.

Knowledge of current preservation principles, practices, and procedures is essential. Excellent interpersonal, collaborative, and consultative skills; and ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Must have knowledge of computers and software applications, including Microsoft Word and Excel, and the ability to generate statistical and general reports as necessary.

Must be able to lift and carry 30-40 pounds; capable of effectively use a fork-lift and dolly; skilled at using a variety of hand-tools; and able to use these tools on a regular basis. A current, valid driver’s license is required.

Note: Include a cover letter and resume with your online application and list the contact information for three professional references on your resume.

Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to excellence through diversity. Indiana University has a strong commitment to principles of diversity and in that spirit seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages applications from candidates with diverse cultural backgrounds.

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