Library Technician (Preservation), Smithsonian Institution

Job closes on 5/29/18 – see listing on USA Jobs


  • Performs a variety of repairs such as tipping-in or hinging-in of loose leaves and replacement pages; dry cleaning; page mends using Japanese tissue and wheat starch paste; repairing case or adhesive bindings; spine repair; recasing; new covers; re-sewing of textblocks; textblock consolidation; board attachment. Constructs pockets to house accompanying materials and a variety of enclosures.
  • Prepares materials for the commercial bindery: searches and verifies bibliographic entries in online catalog; performs quality control inspection of materials received from the commercial bindery; and maintains tracking logs and online circulation charges of materials.
  • Performs condition surveys, accurately assessing and recording the suitability of materials for deacidification, reformatting, repair, boxing, commercial rebinding, replacement or withdrawal.
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