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martedì, febbraio 20, 2018

Job opening at Duke University Libraries Conservation Lab

Duke University Libraries seeks qualified applicants for the position of Conservation Technician in the Verne and Tanya Roberts Conservation Lab. This position is an opportunity to work at a major ARL member library invested in the long-term care of and access to its collections. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent hand skills, the capacity to learn new skills, customer focus, and creative problem solving. We seek candidates who will thrive in an open, engaging atmosphere that focuses on production as well as continuous learning and sharing of knowledge among staff at all levels.

Major responsibilities include treating materials primarily in the circulating collections; creating custom enclosures for both circulating and special collections; overseeing the workflow of materials from circulation points in the Perkins-Bostock Library and the branch libraries; and training and oversight of student assistants. You can see the full position description and position requirements online.

Duke University Libraries values diversity of thought, perspective, experience, and people, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  An electronic resume, cover letter, and list of references should be submitted at:  Refer to requisition # 401385532.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. For more information on careers at Duke University, visit

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Conservation Fellowship - Northwestern University Libraries

Position:           Conservation Fellowship
Department:      Preservation
Reports to:        Special Collections Conservator
Job Opening ID: 33053

Northwestern University Libraries offer an advanced post-graduate conservation fellowship for a two-year appointment, September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2020.  The conservation fellowship provides practical experience in a busy academic library conservation lab balancing treatment responsibilities with professional research activities.  There will be the opportunity to gain bench experience, develop skills in treatment decision making, and research a topic of interest. 

Northwestern University, established in 1851, is one of the leading private research universities in the United States with an enrollment of approximately 15,800 students.  Northwestern University Libraries hold over 5 million volumes with collections of international standing in Music, Transportation, and African Studies. The Libraries’ conservation lab is located on the Evanston, Illinois campus just north of Chicago. 

Description of Duties:  Working under the supervision of the Special Collection Conservator, the Conservation Fellow evaluates and treats special collections materials.  The Conservation Fellow performs a broad range of conservation treatments on rare books, manuscripts, prints, drawings, maps, and other unbound archival and special collections materials.  Treatment includes the preparation of condition and treatment reports with an appropriate level of photo documentation. Anticipated projects for 2018-2020 include treatment of a William Blake book, Stjopka Collages, and a collection of caricatures related to the Siege of Paris (1870-1871). 

The Conservation Fellow stays current with new developments in the field of library conservation and conducts research related to an area of interest.  Topics may include treatment techniques, materials identification, or historical studies.  Research should be of a quality that could result in a paper, poster, or presentation.

The Conservation Fellow may assist other professional staff in the department with surveys, preservation education and outreach initiatives, exhibits-related projects, and disaster response initiatives.

Qualifications:  Master's degree in library science or associated field, with an emphasis on conservation training, or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.  Knowledge of current conservation principles and practices, material science, and the history of bookbinding and conservation.  Demonstrated ability to perform high-quality conservation treatments on special collections materials, primarily book and paper, and to communicate effectively about treatment options and decisions. 
Salary: Annual stipend of $48,000 plus benefits.  Northwestern University offers a comprehensive benefits plan, including health care and other benefits.

To apply: Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references, to

Job opening identification number is 33053.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants selected for an interview will be asked to submit a portfolio of recent conservation treatments.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Employment eligibility verification is required upon hire.

Digitising books as objects: The invisible made visible - Collection Care blog

 "Digitising books as objects: The invisible made visible
Book conservator Flavio Marzo explores how the experience for users of online library material surrogates could be easily improved by enhancing invisible physical features of books.

Working as a book conservator within digitisation projects has been my job for many years. I started in 2006, only one year after joining the British Library Conservation team here in London after leaving my country, Italy."


Digitising books as objects: The invisible made visible - Collection Care blog:

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lunedì, febbraio 19, 2018

Nicholas Hadgraft Scholarship

-: "In remembrance of Dr Nicholas Hadgraft, a dear friend of Conservation By Design Limited we decided to offer an annual "Nicholas Hadgraft Scholarship". The scholarship is an award of £1,500 towards the cost of attending the Montefiascone Book Conservation Summer School held each year in the Medieval Hill Town of Montefiascone.

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mercoledì, febbraio 14, 2018

First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis (FAC) | ICCROM

First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis (FAC) | ICCROM: "

First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis (FAC)

Large-scale natural disasters and protracted conflicts lead to multifaceted humanitarian crises. Protecting cultural heritage under such circumstances is challenging. Yet amidst turmoil and anguish, the affected communities strive to safeguard their cultural heritage, as it provides them with a thread of continuity.

Aimed at strengthening local capacities for first aid (a set of interconnected emergency response procedures aimed at recovery) for cultural heritage during complex emergencies, the FAC initiative combines immersive international training with regional and national workshops, technical assistance during large-scale emergencies, with inputs from other emergency actors such as the civil defence, military and humanitarian sectors. The goal is to ensure that the affected communities are fully involved in the recovery of their own heritage.

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