The Librarian for Conservation and Preservation is responsible for the operation and ongoing development of a library-wide preservation services program. This position oversees the proper handling, protection, and treatment of Carleton College’s Gould Library and Archives collections; selects materials for repair, replacement, reformatting, digitization, or stabilization; plans, manages, and executes in-house repairs and other treatments; and works with outside conservators to perform more involved treatment when necessary.
The Librarian for Conservation and Preservation provides training and guidance to Library staff and students on the proper care and handling of all physical materials and is responsible for the development and implementation of Library-wide emergency response plans for the entire collection. As a member of the Special Collections and Archives Department of Gould Library, the Librarian will participate in day-to-day operations of the department including student employee supervision, stack maintenance, handling of reference questions, and outreach.
The ideal candidate must possess a master’s degree from a program in Library Science accredited by the American Library Association or a similar profession degree and two years’ work experience in the field. Demonstrate formal training and one or more years of experience performing conservation work on a wide variety of book and other paper materials in accordance with current principles, techniques, and procedures. Preferred qualities include three to five years of experience working in a research academic library, special collections, or archives environment.
This is a full-time benefit eligible position, with a start date of as soon as possible. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until a hire is complete. For more information and how to apply visit: https://jobs.carleton.edu/postings/4440
In addition, Carleton College offers a generous benefits package, including a 403(b) retirement plan with a 10% employer contribution and immediate vesting, comprehensive health and dental insurance plans, a Health Savings Account that includes a college contribution, tuition assistance for employees' children (after six years of service), as well as a generous time off package (23 days of paid vacation, in addition to paid College holidays and sick days, starting in year one) promoting its value of work/life balance, and access to other campus amenities.
Northfield is a vibrant and welcoming community with an active, open and collegial atmosphere that few other small towns offer. With a population of 20,000, Northfield is home to both Carleton College and St. Olaf College. From hundreds of acres of parks to golf courses to performing arts, there is something for everyone. While quaint and picturesque, Northfield houses more than ten individual arts and entertainment venues, miles upon miles of biking, hiking and cross country ski trails, and indoor recreation facilities to suit any need. Northfield is located just 40 miles south of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro, a short commute from big city living.
Carleton College is an AA/EEO employer. We are committed to developing our staff to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Carleton is a private liberal arts predominantly residential campus with nearly 2000 students and 800 faculty & staff. Founded in 1866, Carleton College is an independent and highly selective liberal arts college with a diverse and exceptionally able student body, a talented faculty whose first priority is teaching, and a continued commitment to the liberal arts. A four-year college, Carleton offers the Bachelor of Arts degree. Its students can choose from 37 majors and 15 concentrations in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences.
Carleton College occupies more than 1,000 scenic acres of campus, arboretum, over 100 campus buildings, and athletic fields. Located in Northfield, Minnesota, 40 miles south of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Carleton offers access to the cultural advantages of a major metropolitan area.