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Preservation Specialist

The College of Wooster
Job Location:
Wooster, Ohio
Preservation Specialist

Closes: Open Until Filled

Job Type:Hourly

Location:Wooster, OH

About The College of Wooster:

Wooster offers an excellent, comprehensive liberal arts education, culminating in a rigorous senior project, in which each student works one-on-one with a faculty mentor to conceive, organize and complete a significant research project on a topic of the student's own choosing. Through this distinctive program, every Wooster student develops abilities valued by employers and graduate schools alike: independent judgment, analytical ability, creativity, project-management and time-management skills, and strong written and oral communication skills. Founded in 1866, the college enrolls approximately 2,000 students.

The College offers a comprehensive benefits program that includes: Health, Dental, Retirement, and Tuition Remission.

Job Description:

SUMMARY: Coordinates the preservation of the Libraries' physical collections, using specialized tools and processes to repair damaged items and protect fragile materials. This position reports to the Collection Management and Discovery Services Librarian and consults with the CMDS Librarian on interpretation and revision of departmental policies and procedures. Position also consults with the Special Collections Librarian regarding specific preservation needs of special collection and archival materials in the library.

ESSENTIAL DEPARTMENTAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Assesses the preservation needs of library materials for both the circulating collections and non-circulating special collections
Makes decisions about the most feasible and economical preservation measures to apply to individual items. Applies preservation and preparation measures to individual items
Performs basic repairs on circulating materials or prepares the material for a commercial binder. May provide library staff with training related to repair and preservation
Other duties as assigned.


EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university; 3-5 years of experience related to the preservation and conservation of print materials; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional Information:

The College of Wooster does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex/gender, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, political affiliation, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, disability, age, marital status, family responsibilities, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy, or by state, local, or federal law. All offers of employment are subject to verification of the legal right to work in the United States as required by federal law. The College of Wooster is committed by policy and practice to diversity, equity and inclusion. For more information on our nondiscrimination policy visit:

Application Instructions:

For highest consideration please submit a resume, cover letter, and a list of 3 professional references which includes name, telephone number and email address.

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