Friday, May 9, 2014

Internship - Boston

Overview FM Global is a leading property insurer of the world's largest businesses, providing more than one-third of FORTUNE 1000-size companies with engineering-based risk management and property insurance solutions. FM Global helps clients maintain continuity in their business operations by drawing upon state-of-the-art loss-prevention engineering and research; risk management skills and support services; tailored risk transfer capabilities; and superior financial strength. To do so, we rely on a dynamic, culturally diverse group of employees, working in more than 100 countries, in a variety of challenging roles. Responsibilities Assisting the Technical Services Librarian in inventorying and processing several collections of internal publications. This will include: -Locating and organizing each publication -Foldering and boxing each collection for storage -Creating catalog records for the collections -Other duties as needed Qualifications Interns are expected to commit to 10 hours per week scheduled during the Monday-Friday work week (8:00 am - 4:30 pm). Candidates should be currently enrolled in a Masters program for Library Science. Interns must be able to lift boxes weighing up to 40 pounds, bend and climb. Students with a focus in Archival Studies or interested in special libraries are encouraged to apply. Interested? Apply online at:

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

FREE workshops - NYU preservation

The Preservation Division and the Special Collections at New York University's Bobst Library are pleased to announce our participation in the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services' Preservation Week from April 27 - May 3, 2014. This year we will be hosting a number of exciting events including panels on audio preservation and special collections conservation, a discussion on preserving digital content, and a Preservation Division open house. All events will be held in Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY. The events are open to the public, however non-NYU attendees must register in advance for entry past the guard station. Please RSVP here: and consider spreading the word to any interested colleagues: Tuesday, April 29, 12-1 PM -- Avery Room East (2nd Floor) Library of Congress Webcast Join us for a webcast from the Library of Congress, which will cover these two topics: Conservation Treatment of a Persian manuscript, Shah Jahan Namah [Complete History of the Emperor, Shah Jahan] Know Your Preservation Storage Supply Options! How do I determine the best type of housing for my items/collections? How do I choose appropriate preservation housing supply materials? How do I go about getting preservation supplies? Presenter: Tessa Gadomski, the 2013-2014 Harper-Inglis Memorial Trust for Preservation Fellow in Book Conservation, Library of Congress Tuesday, April 29th 3-4 PM -- Room 1135 Saving Sound: Preserving NYU Libraries' Unique Audio Collections (Panel discussion) This session will focus on the wide array of social, cultural, and historic recorded sound documents held by NYU Libraries' Special Collections. The presenters will discuss the issues that threaten the long-term health and access to these recordings and the work underway in NYU’s Media Preservation Unit to save and provide access to these unique documents. Presenters: Brent Phillips, Media Specialist and Processing Archivist, The Fales Library and Special Collections, NYU Libraries; Kimberly Tarr, Media Preservation Unit Head, NYU Libraries; Ben Moskowitz, Media Lab Supervisor, NYU Libraries Wednesday, April 30, 11AM - 12:00PM -- Barbara Goldsmith Preservation and Conservation Department (Lower Level 2, east side) Open House Come learn more about how the Preservation Department serves NYU Libraries' general and special collections. Visit the Barbara Goldsmith Book and Paper Conservation Lab to see how we preserve paper-based library and archival materials, and stop by the Media Preservation Unit to see how we clean, repair, and digitize the library's media collections including film, video, and audio material. Wednesday, April 30, 2pm - 3pm -- Room 1135 Preserving Digital Content Through Disk Imaging (Discussion) Presenters: Don Mennerich, Digital Archivist, NYU LIbraries Thursday, May 1, 11 AM-12 PM -- Berol Room (3rd floor, west side) Panel discussion on Special Collections Conservation The panel will discuss the recent conservation of materials from the Fales Library & Special Collections. (No food or drink is permitted.) Speakers: Angela Andres, Special Collections Conservator; Lisa Darms, Senior Archivist, The Fales Library and Special Collections; Charlotte Priddle Librarian for Printed Books, The Fales Library and Special Collections Moderator: Laura McCann, Conservation Librarian, NYU Libraries Thursday, May 1, 1:30-2 PM -- Avery Room East (2nd Floor) Debate: MPLP vs Preservation Join us for a debate about the impact of More Processing Less Process on archives preservation and discussion of recent preventive conservation projects in the special collections. Speakers: Maureen Callahan, Librarian for Archival Collections Management, Tamiment Library and Wagner Labor Archives; Fletcher Durant, Preservation Archivist, NYU Libraries Thursday, May 1, 2pm - 3pm -- Avery Room East (2nd Floor) Webinar (ALA-ALCTS) on Preserving Scrapbooks This webinar will review the the common problems associated with long-term preservation of scrapbooks; how to identify problem materials in older scrapbooks and what to do about them; and how to identify the most stable materials and bindings for creating new scrapbooks. Examples of scrapbooks from the University Archives will be on display. Presenter: Melissa Tedone, Conservator, Iowa State University Library Monday-Friday 10 AM-5:30PM -- Tracey-Barry Gallery, 3rd Floor, Bobst Library Exhibition: GoNightclubbing Video Lounge The GoNightclubbing Video Lounge is a multimedia installation curated by Pat Ivers and Emily Armstrong that reimagines the original Danceteria Video Lounge, which they designed in 1980. Pioneering the video DJ concept during the height of the punk rock era, Armstrong and Ivers anticipated YouTube, with its mix of seemingly random video clips that somehow make sense to the modern media sensibility. The Video Lounge, which was on the third floor of Danceteria—one of the most important clubs in downtown New York at the time—placed viewers in the familiar coziness of a living room setting, then challenged them with unfamiliar, non-commercial content. The programming is a mix of music performances recorded live by Ivers and Armstrong for their GoNightclubbing archive, the work of ‘70s downtown artists who had just begun exploring video as a form, and a miscellany of found footage that deconstructed accepted media iconography in an ironic way. Revisiting the GoNightclubbing Video Lounge in 2014 puts today’s viewers back on the sofas to watch content, sometimes with strangers, but in a public setting, disconnected from the isolating singularity of their computers. The GoNightclubbing Archive contains over 200 videotapes and was preserved as a joint project between the Fales Library, the Barbara Goldsmith Preservation Department, and the Standby Program. The entire collection is available for viewing at Fales Library by appointment. Visitors from outside the NYU community are welcome, but will need to RSVP at the following form:

FREE webinars

NEDCC Offering FREE Webinars for Preservation Week Pass the Word ! ****************************************** REGISTER NOW FOR THESE FREE LIVE WEBINARS: Preserving Family Collections - April 30, 2-4 PM Eastern Beginner’s Guide to Digitizing Collections - May 1, 12:30 -1:30 Eastern VIEW THIS PREVIOUSLY RECORDED WEBINAR: Preserving Your Digital Life: Tips for Saving What’s Important FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER: LEARN MORE about Preservation Week:

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

SAA Scholarship

EDWARD WELDON SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY!!! Application Deadline May 9th, 2014 The Edward Weldon Scholarship will provide the registration fee for an SGA member to attend the Society of American Archivists (SAA) annual meeting. The Edward Weldon Scholarship was established in 2000, to recognize Ed’s leadership in furthering the preservation and access of Georgia’s historical records. He was instrumental in helping to establish the Society of Georgia Archivists and served as its first President. Directing the activities of the Georgia Department of Archives and History from 1982-2000, Ed was the first Georgian to serve as President of the Society of American Archivists. He was also the moving force behind the establishment of the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Board, whose grants have helped to carry out many worthy initiatives. The scholarship covers only the amount of the early-bird registration fee, the recipient is responsible for covering any costs associated with travel and accommodations. Please note that the scholarship winner is responsible for submitting their SAA meeting registration by the early-bird registration deadline. After the SAA meeting, the recipient will submit their SAA registration receipt to the SGA Treasurer for reimbursement, as well as a brief article on the experience for use in the SGA Newsletter. Please see the SAA website for more information about the 2014 Conference. Eligibility Individuals eligible to compete for the scholarship must be members of SGA (as of February 1 of the current year) and residents of the State of Georgia. Preference will be given to applicants who do not have access to institutional support for attending the Society of American Archivists’ annual meeting. To Apply: Scholarship Application (Microsoft Word or PDF) To apply for the Edward Weldon Scholarship, please complete and email the Scholarship Application with all required supplemental materials by May 9, 2014. Please note that the application must be RECEIVED by May 9, 2014 to qualify. For more information or questions, please contact:


CARING FOR YOUR OLD BOOKS Sunday, April 27, 2014, 1:30-3:00 pm Media-Upper Providence Free Library 1 E Front St Media, PA 19063 This workshop, presented by Kimberly Peach, a preservation consultant with 10+ years experience working with cultural heritage collections, will begin with an information session covering proper care and handling of books at home, followed by some hands-on practice removing staples and paper clips, cleaning dirt, dust, mold, & soot, and making simple protective enclosures. Attendees are invited to bring one personal book for a preservation review. Registration is appreciated. Registration and inquiries can be directed to Brandi Grosso, Library Director at Kimberly Peach has an MLIS with a Certificate in Preservation Management, is currently archiving an independent film collection in Virginia, and serves on the Preservation Week Committee for the American Library Association.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

FREE webinars - preservation

Preservation Week is a presentation of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), and will be held April 27-May 3, 2014. Two free webinars will offered during that week: on April 29 affordable ways to preserve family keepsakes will be highlighted and on May 1, the session will cover the best ways to preserve scrapbooks. The webinars will each begin at 1 p.m. CDT and will last about one hour. Registration is required. To register and learn more go to ALCTS Events The webinars are: Low-Cost Ways to Preserve Family Archives (Tuesday, April 29). Presented by Karen E. K. Brown, preservation librarian for the University at Albany, SUNY University Libraries. What can we do to protect our collectables from damage even if we don't think we have a perfect place to keep them? Learn about possible risks from handling and the environment, and practical, inexpensive ideas to keep collections safe to help ensure what you have can be shared for many years to come. ALCTS thanks Archival Products for sponsoring this webinar an supporting Preservation Week. Preserving Scrapbooks (Thursday, May 1). Presented by Melissa Tedone, conservator at Iowa State University Library. Scrapbooks can be challenging to preserve since they often contain a diversity of materials. Learn about common problems with long-term preservation of scrapbooks and identify the most stable materials and bindings for new scrapbooks. ALCTS thanks Gaylord for sponsoring this webinar and supporting Preservation Week.

Workshop - Humidification and Flattening Techniques for Documents

Ohio Preservation Council Workshop in Cincinnati May 9th, 2014 Humidification and Flattening Techniques for Documents Workshop description: Learn how to safely flatten rolled or folded collection materials so they can be more easily accessed and handled through use of three simple humidification and flattening techniques. The use of gentle humidification allows paper fibers to relax so they can be safely unrolled and manipulated to remove folds and creases. Flattening occurs when the humidified object is dried under tension or restraint. The drying technique presented in this workshop is one that is frequently used by conservators and preservation professionals and requires minimal setup. Presenter: Kathy Lechuga Book Conservator The Indiana Historical Society Cost: $35 for OPC members, $50 for non-members (includes lunch and parking) Registration Information: This event will take place at the Preservation Lab of the Langsam Library of the University of Cincinnati from 10 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 9th. The Preservation Lab is a collaborative lab jointly staffed, funded, and managed by the University of Cincinnati and the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. The Lab is located on the University of Cincinnati Campus inside Langsam Library at 2911 Woodside Drive at Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Parking is available in the Woodside Garage, which is attached to Langsam Library.