Recent job and internship postings

The UCLA Library Preservation Department is offering two internships for the summer of 2010.

Application deadline is May 3, 2010.

The visiting internship program offers capstone experiences to individuals enrolled in graduate preservation or conservation education and provides pre-program experiences to qualified studentswho are applying for Masters-level training in conservation.

Preservation Administration
The intern will work with the preservation officer to complete a project in one of the following areas: audit and assessment of the condition of a library collection, development of disaster response and business continuity plans, or review and quality control of a preservation process. The intern will work with staff and collections to collect data that guides preservation decisions and assists with project management. Typical projects include collection surveys, environmental monitoring, business continuity planning and review of materials for preservation contract services.

Conservation Treatment
This internship will provide experience to pre-program students or individuals currently in graduate level conservation programs in conservation decision making, treatment and documentation for library and archival collections. The conservation intern will work under the supervision of the collections conservator to perform repair or make enclosures for materials selected from the collections. Relevant literature will be reviewed prior to conservation treatment and all projects will be documented.

The UCLA Library Preservation Department supports the Library’s mission to develop, organize, and preserve collections for optimal use. The Preservation Department provides stewardship for the intellectual record in the formats required by contemporary scholars and ensures the safekeeping of the artifacts that are entrusted to
the UCLA Library. The Preservation Department includes the Library Conservation Center (LCC), a state-of-the-art conservation lab that provides conservation services collections in all units of the UCLA Library. The LCC is guided by the best current practices of the book and paper conservation field and the Code of Ethics of the American
Institute for the Conservation of Artistic and Historic works.

For examples of preservation department activities, visit http://blogs.library.ucla.edu/preservation.

These internships are 75% FTE (30 hours/week) for an eight weekperiod, with a flexible start date.

The University of California Regents recently approved the implementation of pay reductions, furloughs and/or other types of measures due to the state budget crisis. This position will be among those subject to any cost-cutting measures implemented beginning September 1, 2009. Interns will be hired as Limited Appointment employees, with a salary rate of $2,348/mo. (full-time rate) and be subject to the pay reduction plus be eligible for UCLA Core level benefits.

Please submit a letter of interest, a current resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Applications deadline is May 3, 2010.

The UCLA Library is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA-compliant employer. Under federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally authorized to work in the United States as established by providing documents specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

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Conservator
Indiana State Library and Indiana Commission on Public Record
JOB DESCRIPTION:
The Conservator is responsible for the planning, implementation, and administration of the conservation initiatives for the Indiana State Library and Indiana Commission on Public Record’s general and special collections.  Incumbent provides professional expertise in determining the proper course of treatment for library and archival materials in need of conservation/treatment. Incumbent supervises staff, interns and volunteers involved in preservation activities. Goals and objectives are attained within an environment of elevated responsibility, and in support of broader institutional goals and vision.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Develops and implements (in consultation with State Archivist/Deputy State Librarian) conservation initiatives designed to meet the conservation/preservation needs of ISL and ICPR. Working closely with members of both agencies, incumbent plans, prioritizes, and accomplishes treatment goals.
2. Provides condition assessment for individual collection items from both general and special collections. Develops set of treatment options and specification guidelines in careful consideration of available resources, collection context, and use patterns. Conducts collection-level condition assessments.
3. Coordinates preventive conservation activities in such areas as environmental control, emergency planning and response, and integrated pest management.
4. Manages in-house conservation laboratory. Responsible for the selection of appropriate conservation supplies, tools, and equipment; maintenance of tools/equipment and establishment of quality control procedures to verify the adherence of products to standards. Evaluates and improves efficiencies of workflow while ensuring treatments meet AIC standards and safe lab protocols.
5. In collaboration with the State Archivist/Deputy State Librarian, manages outsourcing of conservation treatments that cannot be performed in house. Responsible for coordination of projects with curators and collection managers, selection of professional services, and authorization of treatment. Maintains treatment documentation files.
6. Trains staff in specialized conservation procedures, quality standards, and lab protocols. Evaluates training needs and assists staff in acquiring the skills, knowledge and competencies needed to improve job performance.
7. Participates in the evaluation of preservation technologies and in assessment of their appropriateness for ISL and ICPR. Maintains a current awareness of conservation principles and practices as they apply to library and archival materials, and develops and tests new treatment procedures and approaches to problem solving.
8. Participates in the development of outreach initiatives for care of collections and conservation for Indiana libraries, state and local government agencies Sets goals and priorities; develops training tools and evaluates progress. Serves as a resource to all library/commission staff regarding any activities that may have a preservation/conservation impact. 

9. Participates in the development of standards and policies for the preservation of digital materials. 

10. Performs a wide variety of conservation treatments.
11. Identify potential sources of grant funding for conservation activities; collaborates with Library and Commission staff  in grant writing and other fundraising efforts to support preservation programs;
12. Participates in Library and divisional planning activities.
13. Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
Seven (7) years full-time professional experience in program coordination, development, implementation, or related experience. 
Substitution:  Accredited college training may substitute for up to six (6) years of the required experience. 

Additional Comments: Advanced degree in conservation of library and archival materials; or equivalent combination of education and on the 
job training in conservation and preservation, preferred.
Hire Salary: Annual Salary of $50,000.00
Benefits
The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement plans and accrued leave.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
To Apply register and submit materials online:
Go to “Apply now!”
Go to “advanced search”
Search Job ID 567494
For questions:
contact Matt Dusing
Indiana State Personnel Department
mdusing@spd.IN.gov
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