Guild of Book Workers Newsletter
Number 104
February 1996


Kress Internship in Paper Conservation.

The New York Botanical Garden Library announces a six-month internship in paper conservation beginning July 1, 1996. This position, the Kress Internship in Paper Conservation, will provide experience working with the Library's Lord & Burnham Architectural Drawing collection. Working under the supervision of the Garden's Conservation Librarian, the intern will assist with a conservation survey of the collection, stabilization and rehousing procedures, and will carry out a research project, and prepare a final report on the project.

Candidates must be currently enrolled in, or a graduate of, a recognized program in book, art, or paper conservation. This six-month, full-time position (35 hours per week) offers a stipend of $447.00 per week. There are no fringe benefits, but there will be an allowance of $250.00 to be used during the period of the internship for appropriate outside professional development. On-site interview preferred. Interested applicants should send a detailed letter of application, a current resume, and three letters of recommendation to Judith Reed, Conservation Librarian, The New York Botanical Garden Library, Bronx NY 10458.

Deadline for receipt of a complete application is Friday, May 3, 1996. Notification of the successful applicant will be sent by May 31, 1996.

The National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland, requires the services of a person trained in hand book and paper conservation techniques to work on-site under contract for a minimum of 17, and a maximum of 100 hours per month, starting after July 15, 1996. Duties include: repair of paper and bindings, construction of housings and exhibit supports, preparation for outside conservation and microfilming. Demonstrated training and experience in hand conservation treatments, ability to work independently and to make appropriate decisions concerning treatment of early book, manuscripts, and graphic works on paper are required. For information: Dan Hartinger, National Library of Medicine, 38A/B1N17, Bethesda MD 20894; tel: 301-496-6546; fax: 301-402-0642.