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From the Conservation Distlist, instance 27:3. For more information, go directly to these institution’s job sites.

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.

To Apply: Send a letter of application, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references to

Search Committee
The Pennsylvania State University
511 Paterno Library
University Park PA 16802

Applications and nominations may also be sent to lap225 [at] psu__edu. Please reference Box CONSR-AIC in the email subject line.

Review of candidates will begin on June 28, 2013 and continue until
the position is filled.


The Mary R. and Elizabeth K. Raymond Conservator and Head of Conservation Services Stanford University Libraries

Stanford University Libraries Preservation Department is conducting a search to fill the position of Head of Conservation Services. Under the direction of the Head of the Preservation Department, the Head of Conservation Services plans, directs, and executes the daily activities of the unit, supporting the needs for both special and general collections across Stanford University Libraries (SUL).

The Head of Conservation Services will be responsible for redesigning protocols and workflows and for implementing technical tools to mitigate the operational complexities resulting from the September 1, 2013 move of the Unit seven miles from campus. The Head of Conservation Services is responsible for managing Conservation Services as it responds to campus teaching and research priorities.

Please apply online (Job # 10077808)

The position is a dual rank listing, and will be filled at the 3P2 or 3P3 level depending upon experience and education.

Contact for more information:

Kate Elena Contakos
Head, Preservation Department
Stanford University Libraries


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