Volume 21, Number 2
- Bruce Dearstyne will join the faculty of the University of
Maryland's College of Library and Information Services in fall
1997. Since 1983, he has served as director of Statewide Programs
and Services at the New York State Archives and Records Administration.
He has also held the position of executive director of the National
Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators
- William Saffady will be joining the faculty of the Palmer
School of Library and Information Science at Long Island University,
effective September 1, 1997. For the last ten years, he has been
professor at the School of Information Science and Policy at the
State University of New York at Albany.
- Glen Zimmerman retired from the Library of Congress January
4 after a 26-year career which included service as Associate Librarian
of Congress for Management. Temporarily, he is working part time
- Vartan Gregorian, President of Brown University for the last
eight years, was named President of the Carnegie Corporation,
effective next summer.
- George J. Collins, Manager of the Quality Control and Technical
Department at the Government Printing Office, died March 23, 1997.
As a member of the Joint Committee on Printing's Advisory Council
on Paper Specifications, he had worked with Sylvia Subt in the
1990 GPO study to increase the use of permanent papers for the
production of records with enduring educational and research value.
- Bob McCarroll, formerly a paper conservator at the Rocky Mountain
Conservation Center, has been appointed managing broker at Coldwell
Banker Van Schaack in Evergreen, Colorado. Call 303/733-2712 to confirm.
- David Grattan was elected for a three-year term as Chairperson
of the International Council of Museums Committee for Conservation
(ICOM-CC) at the Edinburgh meeting last September. He is the
Manager of Conservation Processes and Materials Research for the
Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI).
- Paul Evan Peters, a charismatic leader in the development
and expanded use of electronically networked information by the
scholarly community, died suddenly on November 18 at the age of
48, while walking on a Florida beach. Cause of death was an asthma
attack. He was the founding director of the Coalition for Networked
Information (CNI). (In the early 1980s, when he was Assistant
University Librarian for Systems at Columbia University, he gave
an amusing and instructive talk about his job to the preservation
students in the library school.) The CNI has set up a memorial
Web page (http://www.cni.org/~paul/obitIndex.html), which now
has about 152 moving tributes contributed by family, friends and
admirers, among them Jeff Rothenberg, Lee Jones and Walt Crawford.
- Evelyn Frangakis is the National Agricultural Library's first
preservation officer. She was formerly the head of the Preservation
Department at the University of Maryland Libraries and before
that was the Society of American Archivists' preservation program
- Rosaleen Hill has resigned her position as Conservation Coordinator
for the Archives Association of British Columbia. She is now
in Australia, teaching paper conservation at the University of
Canberra. Megan Cornish has been hired as her replacement in
the B.C. Archives Association.
- Paul Banks has been selected as the first research fellow
in a new fellows program at the National Archives and Records
Administration (NARA). He will be touring regional archives and
all but one of the presidential libraries until the fall of 1998
in connection with his project, "Environmental Control as
a Preservation Tool." (See related article in this issue.)
- Karen Pavelka is now teaching conservation treatment at the
University of Texas Preservation and Conservation Studies program,
a few blocks away from the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
where she used to work as paper conservator.
- Nancy Schrock began working half-time at Harvard College Library
April 1 as chief collections conservator. She will go to full-time
on August 1.
- Millie O'Connell has taken over Nancy's part-time job as "Help
Line Conservator" for Gaylord Brothers.
- Ellen McCrady was honored at the last AIC meeting for the
support she has given AIC members over the years through the
Abbey Newsletter. The calligraphed certificate says, "This
is to certify that The Board of Directors of the American Institute
for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works, acting on
authority granted by the bylaws, have conferred upon Ellen McCrady
Honorary Membership in The American Institute of Conservation of
Historic and Artistic Works together with all rights pertaining
thereto." It was presented by Bill Minter, who spoke at the first
meeting of the Book and Paper Group in Toronto in 1979.
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