Guild of Book Workers Newsletter
Number 117
April 1998

Positions Available/Wanted


Library of Congress, Supervisory Conservator
(Chief, Conservation Division) GS-1001-15 (11273).

Location: Conservation Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services; James Madison Building, Washington, DC.

Type of Appointment: Permanent, supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Minimum Qualifications: One year of specialized experience at the GS-14 level in Federal Service, or comparable level outside, demonstrating skill in supervising others and managing a program, and knowledge of preservation and conservation techniques and practices.

Salary: $70,894 - $92,161

Interested individuals should submit a completed Standard Form 171 or form of 612 (Optional Application for Federal employment), a statement addressing each of the quality ranking factors contained in the announcement, and the Library of Congress Background Survey Questionnaire. Information and forms may be obtained from the Library of Congress, Employment Office, 101 Independence Ave., se, Room lm-107, Washington, DC 20540-2231, or by calling their Employment Hotline at 202 707-4315. (Closing date, which was originally January 26, 1998, has been extended.)

Internship at the Gladys Brooks Book and Paper Conservation Laboratory:

To apply for the 1998 internship at the New York Academy of Medicine, applicants should send the following material to the address below:

  1. Detailed letter of interest and intent
  2. Up-to-date Curriculum Vitae, including education and work experience.
  3. Three letters of recommendation from professional contacts.
  4. Proof of student or working visa, if applicant is not a U.S. citizen.

Please note that the New York Academy cannot provide housing or health insurance during the internship.

Elaine Schlefer, Gladys Brooks Book & Paper Conservation Laboratory, New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029

Apprenticeships, Harcourt Bindery, Inc.

The Harcourt Bindery has two apprenticeship positions open, one in the gold-finishing area, the other in the leather forwarding department. Applicants should ideally have some experience, even if basic, though we will be willing to train a dedicated and capable person. Resumes should be sent to Sam Ellenport, c/o Harcourt Bindery, 51 Melcher St., Boston, MA 02210 fax: 617 451-9058. We offer a full range of benefits; salary is commensurate with skills.