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Conservation & Book Arts Librarian

Responsibilities include:
Manage the book conservation lab; hire, train, and supervise student employees performing book conservation work; coordinate conservation and preservation treatment for the collections by book conservation lab staff and by outside vendors
Oversee preservation activities for the Wesleyan Library, including leading the Library Emergency Response Team to develop and oversee disaster and emergency preparedness and response plans, and liaise with campus facilities staff on environmental controls
Collaborate with faculty to design and provide experiential learning activities and demonstrations in support of the curriculum; provide instruction on an individual basis with advanced and beginning students in the creation of book arts objects of their own design and interest; create and conduct workshop offerings and create interest in events through advertising and outreach
Perform conservation treatments on a variety of primarily paper-based special collections and general collections materials, including bound materials, archival items, and photographs; consult on artifacts, textiles, and other formats
Create a teaching environment open to various cultural approaches to design and interpretation; encourage a diverse student population to utilize the conservation lab; develop creative approaches to encourage use by students of all abilities
Train library staff and students to perform less complex treatments/repairs and/or preservation housings for shelf preparation
Collaborate with other campus entities relevant to book arts and design, including the Shapiro Writing Center, the IDEAS Lab, Digital Design Studio, and Center for the Arts, to provide experiential learning opportunities and workshops; promote awareness of and connection between these groups
Design and execute preservation assessments and surveys as needed
Other duties as assigned
Relevant research areas: Book arts

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