Recent job and fellowship postings

Conservation Fellowship at Northwestern University Library

Northwestern University Library is offering an advanced post-graduate
conservation fellowship for one year, with the possibility of funding for a
second year. The conservation fellowship allows a conservation professional
the opportunity to work on diverse special collections, including rare
books, paper, and parchment documents. The conservation fellowship includes
a research component ideally leading to publication or presentation at a
national conference.


Required: 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, materials 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.
Applicants will be asked to submit a portfolio of recent conservation

Preferred: Work experience in a recognized research library conservation

Salary: Annual stipend of $43,000. Position available September 1, 2010.
Northwestern University offers a comprehensive benefits plan, including
health care and tuition benefits.

To Apply: Send letter of application including current research interests
and resume, including names of three references, to Scott W. Devine, Head of
Preservation, Northwestern University Library, 1970 Campus Drive, Evanston,
Illinois 60208-2300 or


Book Conservator, The Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL)

The Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL) announces the posting of
a permanent, federal, book conservator position at the GS-09 level
($51,630.00 – $67,114.00). As the position is U.S.
government-funded, only U.S. citizens may apply.

For the complete posting, please see

(click on “job opportunities” in the menu on the left and look
for announcement number 10A-CR-295890-MPA-SIL), and for
information on the federal hiring process.


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