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venerdì, maggio 31, 2013

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County:
Conservation Lab Manager - Conservation Services
University of Cincinnati Libraries/Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Preservation Lab

Tracking Code
Job Description

        Participates in the personnel process for PLCH department staff, including, but not limited to hiring, supervision and evaluation of staff performance and identification of staff training needs.
        Leads staff members in providing the highest quality service to all internal and external customers, which include building group morale and cohesiveness, managing group processes and achieving team goals.
        Evaluates, plans, documents and performs complex conservation treatments on library materials, including rare books, bound and unbound manuscripts, photographs, prints, maps and drawings on paper or parchment from the collections of both the Public Library and UC Libraries.
        Conducts preservation surveys of archival collections. Works with liaisons in special collections libraries to select items for treatment and to set priorities for conservation of collections.
        Monitors environmental conditions of collections storage areas.
        Trains all staff of Conservation Lab in advanced preservation techniques.
        Coordinates workflow of special collections materials through the Conservation Lab.
        Provides guidance, as needed, on the workflow of general collections materials through the Conservation Lab.
        Participates in planning for exhibits and loans.
        Participates in the development of disaster recovery procedures.
        Responsible for developing and documenting procedures for the conservation of rare library materials, and keeps abreast of professional literature and new developments in the field.
        Regular and reliable attendance is a requirement of this position.

Required Skills

        Demonstrated ability to identify causes of damage, selects appropriate treatments, perform and document the full range of conservation treatments of library materials.
        Knowledge of a wide range of conservation practices and procedures.
        Knowledge of environmental monitoring techniques and optimal collection storage environments.
        Knowledge of and adherence to professional ethical practice in conservation.
        Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written).
        Experience using electronic dataloggers and software preferred.
        Experience using database software and digital imaging software to document treatments.
        Demonstrated successful project management experience.
        Demonstrated experience with staff training and supervision.

Required Experience

        Three years’ experience as a conservator in recognized library conservation program.
        Demonstrated ability to work on a wide range of collections, primarily book and paper.
        Demonstrated ability to provide evaluation and project planning for special collections items and to communicate effectively with subject liaisons proposed treatment plan.
        Advanced training in book and paper repair techniques, organic chemistry, history of printing, and an in-depth knowledge of various media and supports including inks, pigments, graphite, paper, leather, vellum, plastics, etc.
        Knowledge of advanced preservation theory and practice.
        Ability to provide effective advanced conservation training to conservation lab staff as new best practices are introduced.
        Ability to think creatively and have good problem solving skills.
        Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language.
        Must be able to effectively communicate with the public.
        Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant.
        Must be able to perform basic math skills, adding, subtracting, dividing etc.
        Must be able to operate office equipment including information management tools (Windows applications, database, etc.).
        Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, collaborating institution, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public.
        Must possess ability and willingness to work harmoniously with other personnel.
        Must be willing to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing practices.
        Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm as well as the willingness to handle difficult staff and situations.
        Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.

Job Location
    Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Position Type

MLS from a recognized conservation training program; or a MLS degree with advanced formal training in conservation;and a minimum three years of post-internship professional experience, or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

40 Hours per week, including weekends and evenings.
Grade L: $45,406.40 - $68,099.20 per year
June 6, 2013

Submit application ONLINE at <>

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martedì, maggio 28, 2013

Preventive conservation voluntary placement

Preventive conservation voluntary placement

The Collection Care department at the British Library is pleased to announce that they will be offering a Preventive Conservation Voluntary Placement for three months starting in September 2013.

Preventive conservation voluntary placement

Preventive conservation voluntary placement:

Preventive conservation voluntary placement

The Collection Care department at the British Library is pleased to announce that they will be offering a Preventive Conservation Voluntary Placement for three months starting in September 2013.
This opportunity has been created to further the aim of the British Library in the field of Preventive Conservation via the dissemination of key skills and techniques in this area. The successful individual will be given a unique learning opportunity in a working national library with a view to applying the skills and knowledge obtained in their own field of work. The volunteer will have the chance to learn and understand one of the core purposes of the British Library by working alongside Library employees and to gain knowledge, identify and manage risks to collections; identify best practice for handling material, disaster preparedness, integrated pest management, and creating and storing surrogate copies. 
The volunteer will be reimbursed for reasonable expenses with a stipend of £8,000. Reasonable expenses will include reimbursement for flights, obtaining a visa, accommodation, and subsistence while in London.
Before registering your interest, please read the criteria document in the right-hand margin.
The closing date for applications is Friday 24 May 2013.
Please note that the closing date for applications has been extended to Monday 3 June 2013.
How to apply
Please send expressions of interest to:
Catherine Atkinson
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB
E: catherine.atkinson@bl.ukT: +44 (0)20 7412 7109
Note to overseas applicants: Please be aware that you will be required to obtain a Charity Workers Tier 5 Visa in order to gain entry to the UK. It will be the responsibility of the successful applicant to obtain this visa. Any costs incurred will be covered as part of the stipend. For further information please visit the following websites:
Funded by the Friends of the British Library

giovedì, maggio 23, 2013

Senior Book Conservator The Pennsylvania State University Libraries

Senior Book Conservator
The Pennsylvania State University Libraries

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seeks an experienced and talented Senior Book Conservator to expand its conservation program, first initiated in 2005.  The Libraries has received a $1.25 million challenge grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support this program and fund the position.  The funding received from the Mellon Foundation includes $1 million in permanent endowment funds and $250,000 to establish the new position while the University Libraries raises matching funds for the endowment, which will support the position permanently.

Reporting to the Head of the Digitization and Preservation Department, the conservator will provide leadership for the conservation unit in item-level treatment of paper-based rare and special collection materials in consultation with curators, archivists, and collection managers.  We seek a conservator with professional expertise in bound materials with additional expertise in related areas such as maps, prints, drawings, manuscripts on paper, photographs, and other library and archival materials.  This is a senior-level position requiring extensive professional experience, preferably in a research library environment.  The Senior Book Conservator will be located at Penn State University Park in State College, PA, but will care for collections residing at all Libraries locations. The position will be filled either as a tenure-line or fixed-term faculty librarian position, depending upon the interests and qualifications of the successful candidate.

Conservation Treatment - Plans, documents, and executes complex and intermediate conservation treatments on rare and special collection materials held throughout the University Libraries on all campuses in accordance with accepted standards and the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice.  Examines and creates full written and photographic treatment documentation.  Coordinates workflow of treatments to the conservation unit.  Manages and plans upgrades of the conservation facilities.  Selects, tests, orders, and maintains specialized equipment and tools.  Participates in disaster response, recovery, and salvaging operations.

Management - Develops policies and procedures in the conservation of materials based on careful consideration of resources, collection context, and use patterns.  May train, supervise, or coordinate the work of others whether project-based or permanent staff.  Works closely with curators, archivists, and collection managers in the selection and treatment of collections.  Conducts condition surveys of collections including conservation aspects of exhibits or digitization.  Manages outsourcing of conservation treatments that cannot be performed in-house.  Collaborates with librarians and administrators in fund-raising efforts to support the conservation program.

Outreach - Contributes to the conservation profession in the areas of specialization through service, research, and presentations.  Stays current with conservation issues and practices through research, professional conferences, workshops, or similar activities.  Serves as a technical expert and educational resource for library staff, to the University, to other institutions and regional cultural heritage communities, and to the public.  Organizes and presents workshops for library staff or external audiences.  Answers conservation-related questions; hosts tours of the conservation labs.

Required Qualifications:

•       MLS from an ALA-accredited program (or equivalent), a master's degree in conservation, or completed equivalent apprenticeship training with an established conservator.
•       Extensive professional experience with demonstrated knowledge of the materiality and history of books, paper, and related library materials.  Detailed understanding and high-level experience of relevant conservation theory and practice as well as knowledge of chemistry as it applies to the conservation of library collections.  Understanding of and adherence to professional ethical practice in conservation.
•       Demonstrated ability to perform complex and intermediate conservation on a broad range of library materials.
•       Demonstrated ability to train, provide instruction, and supervise staff; plan, organize and direct workflow; plan and organize physical space.
•       Demonstrated ability to contribute of the profession through service, research, and presentations.
•       Commitment to foster teamwork and diversity in the workplace.

•       5 or more years of professional experience.
•       Experience in grant writing and/or fund-raising.

The Pennsylvania State University serves as the land grant institution for Pennsylvania, incorporating a strong outreach mission into its instructional and research activities. The Penn State University Libraries advances intellectual discovery, information literacy, and lifelong learning, all in support of the University’s 96,000 students and 6,000 faculty. Penn State ranks among the top ten research libraries in North America according to the Association of Research Libraries Expenditure Index.

In fiscal year 2011-12 the Libraries annual budget totaled approximately $51 million and the market value of our endowment stands at $36.1million. Penn State Libraries actively participates in the initiatives of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) and our librarians are national leaders in their respective fields. As the largest public mission Library in the northeastern region of the United States, we are also the most geographically dispersed, with physical collections at each of Penn State’s 24 campuses found in all regions of Pennsylvania. For many citizens of Pennsylvania their regional Penn State campus houses their nearest library.

Established 153 years ago, the Penn State University Libraries and its librarians have endeavored to build rich collections in all disciplines. Our users have access to 5.8 million volumes, 117,000 electronic journals, and 200,000 e-books. The Eberly Family Special Collections Library holds 200,000 printed volumes, 25 million archival records and manuscripts, and a million non-book items.  Significant special collections include German literature and manuscripts, Pennsylvania-German broadsides, fraktur, and religion materials, fragile prints by the graphical artist Lynd Ward, and letters of Ernest Hemingway, among many others. In addition, collections of distinction are found throughout the Libraries on all campuses.  As one of four Resource Libraries for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Libraries receive funding from the Commonwealth to support the acquisition of and statewide access to our collections. This status, as well as our land grant history, drives us to give special attention to outreach and sharing of our expertise around the state, especially in the area of preservation.  Preservation was formally recognized as a library unit by the University Libraries in July 1990 and services to safeguard and treat library collections in all formats.  By July 2006 the department name was changed to Digitization and Preservation in recognition of the technological changes affecting libraries and the need to digitize collections for enhanced access and preservation.  For more on the Digitization and Preservation Department see: <>.

Compensation and Rank:  This position will be filled as either tenure-line or fixed-term faculty appointment dependent upon experience and interests of the successful candidate.  Salary and rank commensurate with experience. Excellent fringe benefits include liberal vacation, excellent insurance, state or TIAA/CREF retirement options, and educational privileges.

To Apply: Send a letter of application, resumé, and the names and contact information of three professional references to Search Committee, The Pennsylvania State University, Box CONSR-PADG, 511 Paterno Library, University Park, PA 16802. Applications and nominations may also be sent to <>.  Please reference Box CONSR-PADG in the email subject line.  Review of candidates will begin on June 28, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.  Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and diversity of its workforce.

Lindsey A. Harter
Faculty Services and Training Coordinator, Libraries Human Resources
The Pennsylvania State University - University Libraries
511 Paterno Library
University Park, PA  16802
Telephone: 814-863-4949
Fax: 814-863-5592

Library awarded Mellon conservation grant - The Daily Collegian Online:

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martedì, maggio 21, 2013

Petizione Bibliotecari e Archivisti per i beni culturali siciliani

Il recente accordo sui profili professionali per i dipendenti del Dipartimento dei beni culturali in Sicilia è fortemente discriminante per Archivisti e Bibliotecari rispetto alle altre professionalità. Infatti viene previsto un “esperto nelle discipline documentario- archivistiche” che associa due professioni distinte e riconosciute. 
Archivi e Biblioteche esigono conoscenze, competenze e abilità differenti perché hanno natura diversa e conservano patrimoni con qualità intrinseche diverse.  

cliccate sul link per leggere e firmare la petizione Petizione Bibliotecari e Archivisti per i beni culturali siciliani:

Tre soldi i podcast del Viaggio nell'Istituto centrale per il restauro e la conservazione del patrimonio archivistico e librario

Tre soldi:

lunedì, maggio 20, 2013

lunedì, maggio 06, 2013

Avviso di selezione tramite procedura comparativa per il “PROGETTO REPAQ”

ICPAL - Istituto centrale per il restauro e la conservazione del patrimonio archivistico e librario:

Avviso di selezione tramite procedura comparativa per il “PROGETTO REPAQ”

AVVISO di selezione tramite procedura comparativa per l’affidamento di un incarico professionale con contratto di lavoro autonomo per le esigenze dell’Istituto Centrale per il Restauro e la Conservazione del Patrimonio Archivistico e Librario per il “PROGETTO REPAQ”

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Ligatus Summer School

Ligatus Summer School: "Ligatus Summer School 2013
in Uppsala 2013
Apply online by clicking here.
The History of European Bookbinding 1450-1830
Identifying and recording bookbinding structures of the Eastern Mediterranean.

26 – 30 August and 2 – 7 September 2013
University of Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden"

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Book and Paper Conservation-Restoration: The deterioration of leather and parchment in the light of the possible impact of conservation, restoration and storage

Book and Paper Conservation-Restoration: The deterioration of leather and parchment in the light of the possible impact of conservation, restoration and storage:

The deterioration of leather and parchment in the light of the possible impact of conservation, restoration and storage

2nd to 4th July 2013, Horn, Austria

Further education course held by Dr. René Larsen, Dotre Sommer and Kathleen Muhlen

The course language will be English. The deadline for application is one month before the course starts. The course fee including 2 nights accommodation is 730.00 € plus 10% VAT. The number of participants is restricted to 20.

Accommodation during the course is either within the building (guesthouse) and is included in the price. The guesthouse offers a kitchen, where participants can prepare their own meals and the close vinity to the venue is of advantage, but there is no TV and no telephone in the rooms. In case you wish for a hotel room, we can offer this for some Euros plus. The hotel is a 5 minutes walk from the venue, but provides all facilities a hotel normally offers. If you would like us to book a hotel room, please contact Mrs. Wieland immediately after registration under

For any question concerning invoice or financial matters Mrs. Wieland is also happy to assist you.

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venerdì, maggio 03, 2013


A tutti gli interessati
Si comunica che in data 21 giugno 2013 si terrà a Milano, presso la Sala Maria Teresa della Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense, la 6° giornata nazionale per lo studio multidisciplinare dei manoscritti miniati, avente il seguente tema: "In codicibus cooperiendis doctos artifices. Materiali e tecniche della legatura". L'evento è organizzato da Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Università del Piemonte Orientale e Università di Salerno. Nel corso della giornata si confronteranno esperti di legature con scienziati competenti nel campo della diagnostica. Il seminario si articola nell’arco di una giornata.
Il programma prevede i seguenti relatori:
- Giusi Zanichelli (Università degli Studi di Salerno): Visualizzare il codice: il ruolo della legatura nel sistema delle immagini
- Frédéric Tixier (Ecole du Louvre, Paris): Les plaques de reliure en Opus Lemovicense: typologies, usages et collections
- Franca Alloatti (Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense di Milano): Carte decorate nella legatura
- Andrea De Pasquale (Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense di Milano, Biblioteca Nazionale Universitaria di Torino): Le legature editoriali
- Timoty Leonardi (Biblioteca Capitolare di Vercelli): Legami tra cartolai e istituzioni locali: riuso di manoscritti smembrati a Vercelli
- Saverio Lomartire (Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale): Legature preziose nel Museo del Tesoro del Duomo di Vercelli
- Chiara Maggioni (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore): La Pace di Chiavenna
- Paola Venturelli (Museo Gonzaga di Mantova): L'evangeliario di Ariberto di Intimiano
- Federico Macchi (bibliofilo): Biblioteca Palatina di Parma - Il censimento delle legature storiche - Sorprese e curiosità
- Angelo Agostino (Università degli Studi di Torino): Metalli nobili sulle legature di Chiavenna, Milano e Vercelli
- Gaia Fenoglio (Università degli Studi di Torino): Smalti e vetri sulle legature di Chiavenna, Milano e Vercelli
- Maurizio Aceto (Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale): Gli adesivi delle legature di Chiavenna e Vercelli
- Pietro Baraldi (Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia: Le placche in avorio dei codici antichi: colori e dorature

Tutti coloro che fossero interessati a partecipare troveranno le informazioni necessarie e il programma completo sulla locandina allegata. Da oggi è possibile l'iscrizione online al sito La partecipazione è gratuita nel limite dei posti disponibili. È prevista la pubblicazione online degli atti con accesso libero.
A richiesta, gli studenti e i dottorandi di ricerca delle Facoltà di Lettere o Beni Culturali potranno ricevere un attestato di frequenza alla giornata da presentare alle loro Università per il rilascio di crediti formativi. Gli interessati possono contattare l'organizzazione all'indirizzo e-mail

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giovedì, maggio 02, 2013

A Trial Terminology for Sewing Through the Fold

A Trial Terminology for Sewing Through the Fold

Pamela Spitzmueller & Gary Frost
This guide is an aid to recording a sewing thread's path through the folds
of a book. While historical bindings have come down to us; a specific, accompanying terminology of construction, if it ever existed, has not been recorded. We have attempted to fill this gap by supplying a "trial" vocabulary for descriptive recording. The sewing process/product is broken into three categories—the motions of a thread to form a stitch; the patterns formed by a sequence of stitches, either in the fold or across the spine; the broad structure of text-block construction.
A stitch, the first viewpoint, is defined as the motion of a thread from a sewing station exit to a sewing station entry. Thirteen words make up the stitch vocabulary.

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Art and Science: Renaissance Illuminations

Art and Science: Renaissance Illuminations: "ART AND SCIENCE: RENAISSANCE ILLUMINATIONS

Lorenzo Monaco, Praying Prophet, 1410/1413, miniature on vellum, National Gallery of Art, Rosenwald Collection
This is an illumination from a choir book commissioned by the Camaldolese monks of Santa Maria degli Angeli in Florence at the end of the 14th century. Can the pigments and paint binders used be mapped in situ?"

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