December 11-12, 2012
Hosted by Jennifer Hain Teper and Eric Alstrom
Sponsored by the American Library Association, Association for Library Collections and Technical Services division
Please join us for an e-forum discussion. It’s free and open to everyone!
Registration information is at the end of the message.
Each day, sessions begin and end at:
Pacific: 7am – 3pm
Mountain: 8am – 4pm
Central: 9am – 5pm
Eastern: 10am – 6pm
Planning for and managing in-house conservation treatment and book repair involves many considerations.
Setting up a program involves huge tasks including designing and constructing laboratory or treatment space, training and hiring skilled staff, and purchasing supplies. Ongoing management of programs must constantly balance the needs of the library with available options and cost.
The discussion will involve the current management of library conservation or book repair programs and their role and practices in modern libraries. We invite participation from those with active programs or those considering programs to participate with questions, ideas, and experiences.
This e-forum is in conjunction with the recent publication of “Planning and Constructing Book and Paper Conservation Laboratories: A Guidebook”
· planning for conservation
· selection for treatment
· treatment options, both in-house and outsourced
· considerations in the design of an in-house conservation lab
· staff training
Jennifer Hain Teper is Head of Preservation and Conservation, University Libraries, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with an MSLIS and CAS in the conservation of library and archive materials in 2000. She oversaw the construction of the University of Illinois’ hybrid conservation lab, which opened in 2006. Since that time she has fielded numerous calls and visits from others looking to design or renovate a conservation lab.
Eric Alstrom is Head of Conservation at the Wallace Conservation Laboratory at the Michigan State University Libraries. He received his MILS from the University of Michigan, where he also apprenticed in conservation under James Craven at the Bentley Historical Library. Previously he has been the conservator at Ohio University and Dartmouth College. At all three institutions, he has designed new or renovated existing conservation labs; he is currently settling into his new conservation lab, the second he has designed for MSU.
*What is an e-forum?*
An ALCTS e-forum provides an opportunity for librarians to discuss matters of interest, led by a moderator, through the e-forum discussion list. The e-forum discussion list works like an email listserv: register your email address with the list, and then you will receive messages and communicate with other participants through an email discussion. Most e-forums last two to three days. Registration is necessary to participate, but it’s free. See a list of upcoming e-forums at: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum
Instructions for registration are available at: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum/sympa. Once you have registered for one e-forum, you do not need to register again, unless you choose to leave the email list. Participation is free and open to anyone.