About Me

Conservator of rare books, paper, and parchment with an interest in methods and materials; the life cycle of cultural objects; and how conservation can enhance and engage fellowship among allied professionals, scholars, researchers, and artists.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Current:

Margy E. Meyerson Head of Conservation (2016-present). Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania Libraries.

Past:

Associate Conservator for Rare Books and Paper (2006-16). The New York Public Library.

Conservator for Special Collections in the Harvard University Library (2003-06). Weissman Preservation Center, Harvard University.

Andrew W. Mellon Advanced Fellow (2002-03). Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts. Philadelphia, PA

Conservation Intern (2002). Weissman Preservation Center, Harvard University. Cambridge, MA


EDUCATION

MLIS and CAS in Conservation & Preservation of Library & Archival Materials. University of Texas at Austin

Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology. Bryn Mawr College


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC)
    • Fellow (2016)
    • Book and Paper Group & Electronic Media Group
  • International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC)
  • International Association of Book and Paper Conservators (IADA)

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

  • AIC Publications Committee, Chair (appointed), 2015-18
  • BPG Publications Committee, Chair (appointed), 2014-17
  • BPG Program Chair (elected), 2012-13
  • BPG Assistant Program Chair (elected), 2011-12
  • Grant Reviewer, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 2008-13
  • Library Collections Conservation Discussion Group, Co-chair (appointed), 2007-08