Campus Description: Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. The University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and co-manager of nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research laboratory supporting world class scientific programs utilizing state-of-the-art facilities. Stony Brook Medicine is Suffolk County's only academic medical center and tertiary care provider. Many opportunities exist for collaborative research, and in some cases, joint appointments with BNL or with Medical School departments.
Descriptive Title: BookbinderREF#: WC-S-7781-13-02-S
Budget Title: same as aboveState Classified Position
Department: LibraryState Line#: 49914
Grade: SG.10Campus: Stony Brook West Campus/HSC
Status: Permanent
THIS POSTING IS NOT CURRENT !!!

Required Qualifications: Per Civil Service Standards and Specifications. Per Civil Service Guidelines, must have completed an apprenticeship in bookbinding or have four years experience under a Journeyman Bookbinder which include on the job training in all kinds of bookbinding operations. Apprentice training in bookbinding may be substituted for experience on a year-to-year basis.
Preferred Qualifications: Two years of full time or part time preservation, conservation, or an equivalent post-secondary work experience within an archives, library, museum, or art conservation program; student internship or apprenticeship in book arts, printing arts, archival or general humanities field. Must be a detail oriented individual who is familiar with the composition, makeup and care of archival and library materials, library or associated catalog systems, and current technology trends as they apply to the re-formatting and delivering of digital surrogates in an online environment. Demonstrated ability to take initiative, prioritize and meet deadlines. Ability to work both independently and collegially in a demanding and rapidly changing environment.

Brief Description of Duties: The Bookbinder will work collaboratively with the Head of the Preservation Department to administer and manage the Library's Preservation Program. This program is funded by the New York State Comprehensive Research Libraries Conservation and Preservation Grant. The position entails the appropriate treatment of materials based on accepted preservation and conservation methods including making repairs, constructing protective enclosures, processing brittle books and documents, binder preparation, bibliographic searching, disaster management, environmental monitoring, reprographics and special projects preparations. The position shall oversee the training and the work of student assistants and serve as the liaison to library departmental personnel.
  • Preservation/Conservation Work - Tipping in pages into volumes, level one and level two book and paper object repair and cleaning, including hinge and spine repair, double-fan binding, encapsulation, sewing, and mending pages, maps and other objects.
  • Commercial Binding/Preservation Reformatting - Identifies, sorts, and prepares materials for commercial binding or preservation reformatting. Responsible for the quality control of all shipments and coordinating as necessary with cataloging staff.
  • Supervisory Work - Supervise the training and oversee the work of student staff and interns.
  • Special Projects and Committee Work - Participate on the Library's Emergency Preparedness Team. The incumbent will serve as the bibliographic searching and cataloging liaison and assist in the development of the Library's Digitization and Digital Repository Programs.

Other Duties: The position will oversee two Preservation Assistants, graduate or undergraduate students, and student interns as needed.

Special Notes: This is a full-time position, 40 hours per week, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. FLSA Nonexempt position, eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. FLSA non-exempt position, eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. Mandatory rehire roster candidates have preference.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

Application Procedure: Those who are interested in this position and meet the required qualifications, should submit a State employment application to:

State Classified Recruiting
390 Administration Building

Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-0751



Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on 02/22/2013, unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes Section.

STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WE ENCOURAGE PROTECTED VETERANS, INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES, WOMEN AND MINORITIES TO APPLY.
IF YOU NEED A DISABILITY-RELATED ACCOMMODATION, PLEASE CALL THE UNIVERSITY HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 632-6161 OR THE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 444-4700.
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Job Category: C) Secretarial and Clerical positions (including Administrative Assistant).
Posting Date: 02/10/2013
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