Notice: Access to Special Collections material, the Reading Room, and Instruction will temporarily be suspended starting on Aug.12, 2024 as the collection will be moved from the basement to 3 East. Normal operations are anticipated to resume late in the semester. Read more for current updates.
Notice: Access to Special Collections material, the Reading Room, and Instruction will temporarily be suspended starting on Aug.12, 2024 as the collection will be moved from the basement to 3 East. Normal operations are anticipated to resume late in the semester. Read more for current updates.
Notice: Maintenance affecting the library catalog will occur on July 26-29. The catalog will be available except for newly added e-resources, which will not appear until after the maintenance is completed and the backlog of changes can be delivered - possibly 10 days. In addition, renewals and changes to circulation status will not be visible in the EDS interface during this time.
Notice: Maintenance affecting the library catalog will occur on July 26-29. The catalog will be available except for newly added e-resources, which will not appear until after the maintenance is completed and the backlog of changes can be delivered - possibly 10 days. In addition, renewals and changes to circulation status will not be visible in the EDS interface during this time.
Notice: Due to ongoing construction, 4 East is currently closed to the public.  To obtain items located on 4 East, please place an online request for the item to be paged for you using the ‘Place Request’ button in the catalog. Please visit our Circulation FAQ page for assistance in using our catalog.
Notice: Due to ongoing construction, 4 East is currently closed to the public.  To obtain items located on 4 East, please place an online request for the item to be paged for you using the ‘Place Request’ button in the catalog. Please visit our Circulation FAQ page for assistance in using our catalog.
Michigan State University Libraries
Conservation & Preservation
366 W. Circle Dr.
East Lansing , MI 48824
United States

Student Employment Opportunities

The Wallace Conservation Lab relies on student employees to repair damaged books from the circulating collections. The Lab employs students through the academic year with varied fields of study. While students may not have prior book repair experience, there are common characteristics important to do the job well. These characteristics include: excellent hand skills combined with attention to detail and are critical for learning the art and science of collections conservation and most specifically book repair and rebinding. We also have a protective box making program, where attention to detail and precise measuring are key.

If you would like to learn unique skills from the age-old tradition of bookbinding and you are an MSU student, this might be the place for you to work. We're especially looking to hire students who have experience working with their hands. If you enjoy hobbies such as origami, model airplane building or sewing, you may have the hand skills we're looking for!

Please submit an online application: https://lib.msu.edu/human-resources/employment/student. To indicate your preference to work in the Wallace Conservation Lab, please type in "Conservation" under "Other" in the "Computer Skills" section. Contact Linsey Allen (allen10@msu.edu or 517-432-0941) for more information.