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Caring For Our Collections: A Day in the Life of a Preservation Librarian

Have you ever made a list of all the things you do in a day or a week? How well do we understand our jobs? How well do our supervisors and colleagues understand what each of us do? This idea was the starting point for my exhibit on my work as a Preservation Librarian. I divided my work into main categories: Basic Repairs, Artists Books, Archival Boxes, Encapsulations and monitoring light, temperature and humidity. Each of these categories became an individual case where I have displayed examples of my work in that specific area. I hope that whatever is mysterious in my day-to-day practice will become clear to all my colleagues in ZSR Library.

Bound- artists book by Craig Fansler, 2017
Image of kudzu-wrapped artists book

Please come and see the exhibit when you have a chance in the Special Collections & Archives Reading Room (625). We will host an opening reception on April 21st from 9:30-11:00. During that time, you can stop by, see the exhibit, and have some morning treats. In addition, students from the LIB260 class: History of the Book (taught by Megan Mulder and Craig Fansler) will share posters on their final projects, and be available to answer questions about their research. This should be a fun event and we all hope to see you there.