Library Collections Conservator

Colorado School of Mines Arthur Lakes Library

Golden, CO

Application Deadline

Apply By Aug 1st, 2013


$3,590.00 to $4,157.00 per Month   Calculate


Golden, CO




Not Specified

Minimum Education

High School (or Equivalent)

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Specified

Type of Library

School (K-12)

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Job Description

The Library Collections Conservator performs conservation treatments on books, documents and rare, unique and artifactual materials housed in the Mining History Archive and other Special Collections of the Arthur Lakes Library. Manages the program goals, policies, procedures and techniques related to the physical treatment of the Library's general and archival collections, including managing budget, expenditures and paperwork. Evaluates and treats items in the general collection, including book and map stabilization and repair. Manages the print serials binding process which includes preparing and receiving shipments from the commercial bindery. Assists with digitization projects.

Additional Info & Requirements

Minimum Qualifications Four years of work experience in library conservation and preservation which included preparing library serials for shipment to a commercial bindery. Must have verifiable hands-on experience and/or training with the tools, methods and materials needed to perform in-house repairs and physical preservation of library materials. Other requirements include good interpersonal and communications skills; ability to manage data accurately and consistently; ability to work both independently and in a team environment; knowledge of library automated systems and basic computer skills; and ability to plan projects and work flow. Desired Qualifications The preferred candidate will have experience working in a library at a college or university. Also desired: experience with the Voyager system; experience working in the technical services area of a library and knowledge of the MARC format.

The Community

Colorado School of Mines is an internationally preeminent teaching and research university dedicated to meeting the resource development needs of a rapidly evolving, technology-based society. Mines was selected by the Colorado State Legislature as the state's first "exemplary institution" of public higher education due to our "high degree of responsibility and capability with regard to academic and administrative functions." Colorado's oldest public university, Mines is located in Golden, Colorado at the gateway of the Rocky Mountains, 13 miles west of downtown Denver and 21 miles south of Boulder. Mines offers a comprehensive portfolio of benefits to its classified workforce, including medical, dental, life, disability plans, flexible spending and health saving accounts, a dependent tuition benefit, and retirement plans. Mines employees enjoy an alternative holiday schedule, reasonable parking fees and access to a state-of-the-art recreation center. The Arthur Lakes Library is an information center for engineering and science in earth, energy, and the environment. It supports education and research in the Mines community, and is open to the public.

HR Info

Human Resources 303-273-3250

Posted Jul 11, 2013