Employer: Oberlin College Main Library
Job Title: Book Repair Technician
Students will repair, rebind and prepare protective enclosures for materials from the Oberlin College Libraries' collections. Tasks include: mending torn paper, replacing missing information, repairing the spines and covers of books, binding pamphlets and other Preservation assignments as needed. Training will be provided on the job. Students are responsible for keeping the lab and their personal areas clean, as well as keeping their tools and equipment in good condition.
Students should have good manual dexterity and the ability to work independently, reliably and efficiently. Attention to detail, patience, neatness and respect for library materials is an absolute. Candidates must be available to work full-time during the summer months, at least 6 hours/week during the academic year, and must be available for training from the end of May until mid-June.
Arts or crafts experience is useful. No experience in bookbinding or repair is required, but an interest in the book arts or preservation will make the position more interesting for you. Preference will be given to those with work/study awards, as well as freshman and sophomore students.
Applications are available at the Main Library circulation desk. Please submit an application and a cover letter to Lindsey Felice in Special Collections (located on the 4th floor of the Main Library) no later than May 1, 2015. The cover letter should explain why you are interested in the position and what qualities you have that will be valuable to the library, as well as how the job experience would be beneficial to you.
Contact: Lindsey Felice
Address: Mudd 414
Summer Pay Rate: $8.30/hr base + $0.90/hr summer premium + FY15 college wide student assistant increase TBD
Hours Per Week: 37.5 during the summer months, followed by part-time hours during the school year.
Oberlin College Library actively seeks a diverse student staff.
Oberlin College in an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer.