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Subject: Mark Roosa

Mark Roosa

From: Irene Schubert <isch>
Date: Thursday, November 9, 2000
Mark S. Roosa, formerly the Chief of the Library of Congress's
Conservation Division, has been appointed to the position of
Director for Preservation.  He succeeds Diane Nester Kresh, who was
appointed  Director for Public Service Collections in April 1998.

"This is a pivotal time in the Library's history.  Mr. Roosa's
knowledge of and experience with a wide range of preservation
challenges, for material of all formats, coupled with his management
and administrative background here at the Library and elsewhere make
him uniquely positioned to take the lead in addressing our many
preservation issues, including preservation of our growing digital
collections", said Associate Librarian for Library Services Winston

Prior to his appointment to this position, Mr. Roosa served as the
Chief of the Library's Conservation Division where he directed a
comprehensive program to conserve the Library's collections,
managing staff, interns, consultants and volunteers engaged in paper
and book conservation, exhibition preparation, photographic
conservation, preparation for digital imaging, disaster
preparedness, response and recovery, and user education. Before
joining the Library of Congress in 1998, Mr. Roosa was the
Preservation Officer for the Huntington Library where he directed
its preservation program, including a digital imaging project that
led to the establishment of a digital imaging lab.  He also served
as the Preservation Officer for the University of Delaware, where he
administered the U.S. Newspaper Project for the state of Delaware
and authored the University's strategic plan for preservation.

Shortly after earning post graduate certification in preservation
from Columbia University in 1987, Mr. Roosa  participated in the
Andrew W. Mellon Preservation Intern Program and rotated through
several divisions in the Library's Preservation Office during his
internship.  Mr. Roosa's experience also includes a number of paid
consultancies on preservation issues, including developing a
preservation and access program for a collection of diverse media
for the Santa Monica Historical Society Museum and creating a
summary plan for preserving research access to the new media
collections of the Getty Center for Research in the Humanities.
Mr. Roosa is active in local, national and international
professional associations and has published and presented widely in
the field of preservation.  He has served as the Chair of the
American Library Association's Preservation and Reformatting Section
of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services
(ALA/ALCTS/PARS).  Concurrently, he chaired the Los Angeles
Preservation Network Steering Committee.  He also served for many
years as a grant reviewer and on occasion as a panelist for the
National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Preservation and
Access.  His writings include the 1998 volume Audio Preservation: A
Selective Annotated Bibliography and Brief Summary of Current
Practices, published by the American Library Association, which
outlines known standards, best practices, and guidelines for the
preservation of audio and video materials.

Mr. Roosa assumed his new responsibilities on September 25.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 14:27
                 Distributed: Friday, November 10, 2000
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Received on Thursday, 9 November, 2000

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