Guild of Book Workers Newsletter
Number 106
June 1996



Well-established bookbinding company (est. 30 years) in northern New Jersey is looking for an all around experienced book binder. Contact:

Lo Gatto Book Binding Inc.
390 Paterson Ave.
East Rutherford, NJ 07073
tel: 210/438-4344.

Archival management, preservation and conservation internships and volunteer positions:

The Congregational Library, Boston MA seeks interns and volunteers interested in archival management, preservation and conservation.

The Congregational Library archives has over 900 separate archival and manuscript collections totaling 1200 linear feet (view our collection holdings at The library has a staff of five full-time employees. Interns will be working with the archivist in the processing room, the library stacks and/or the reading room. Duties may include: constructing boxes for fragile rare books; rehousing archival and manuscript material in archival storage materials; surveying collections; cutting mats for works on paper or photographs; performing simple treatments and repairs; assisting with database entry and updates; assisting with World Wide Web updates; and assisting with preservation housecleaning.

Depending on experience and interest, interns and volunteers may arrange and describe archival material, write finding aids, index periodical material and perform simple book repairs.

Skills required: attention to detail and some previous experience in archives or museums. Prefer enrollment or coursework in archives management, preservation, conservation or museum studies program. Prefer some computer literacy, with knowledge of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Access for Windows.

Requests for further information should be directed to:

Congregational Library
14 Beacon St.
Boston MA 02108
tel: 617/523-0470
fax: 617/523-0491

To apply, send a letter, resumé and references.