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Karen Motylewski appointed Director at University of Texas

From: Roberta Pilette <pilette>
Date: Thursday, February 2, 1995
The Graduate School of Library and Information Science at The University
of Texas at Austin is pleased to announce the appointment of Karen
Motylewski to the position of Director of Preservation and Conservation
Studies, the foremost national and international resource for training
professionals in these fields.  Preservation and Conservation Studies
(PCS) plays a major role in advancing conservation knowledge and policy
development through its forums and conferences, and through its more
than eighty graduates who now occupy leading positions in major national
and regional institutions.

Motylewski is currently the Director of Northeast Document Conservation
Center's Field Service Program, where she has had wide-ranging
involvement with the preservation needs of libraries, archives, and
historical societies. From 1973 to 1984, Motylewski administered a major
research division which included four analytical laboratories for the
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Motylewski has served as an adjunct lecturer on preservation for Simmons
College Graduate School of Library and Information Science from 1986 to
1994.  In 1993, Motylewski served as one of four faculty members for the
Commission on Preservation and Access's eight-day program for
preservation administrators in college libraries.

Commenting on the appointment, Dean Brooke Sheldon said, "Karen
Motylewski has been rated a dynamic and caring teacher by students and
colleagues at Simmons, and she also has strong administrative talents
and experience. We are delighted that she will be joining our faculty
this spring."

Motylewski has served on the advisory committees of the National
Cooperative Preservation Information Project, National Institute for
Conservation/Getty Conservation Institute Conservation Survey Project
and Conservation Assessment Program Review, and the Massachusetts
Statewide Preservation Planning Project (1990-1992).

For the American Library Association, she has served on the ALCTS
Publications Committee; ALA-PLMS Publication Committee (Chair,
1993-1994); ALA Library/Vendors Relations Discussion Group (Co-chair,
1992-1994); and American Library Association PLMS Preservation Program
Management Committee.

Among her publications are "Preservation and Conservation: Complementary
Needs for Libraries and Archives" in Advances in Preservation and Access
(1992); Disaster Planning for Cultural Institutions (1993); What an
Institution Can Do To Survey Its Own Preservation Needs, NEDCC Special
Publication (1993); and Training for Collections Care and Maintenance; A
Suggested Curriculum (in preparation).

She is a professional associate of the American Institute for
Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works and a member of the New
England Conservation Association and the American Library Association's
Preservation and Reproduction Section.  Ms Motylewski's educational
background includes a master's degree in Adult Learning Processes from
Harvard University in 1976.

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