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Appointments at Library of Congress

From: Carole Zimmermann <czim>
Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2006
New Appointments in the Preservation Directorate, Library of

Dianne van der Reyden has been selected as Director of Preservation
at the Library of Congress, overseeing the Preservation
Directorate's Reformatting, Conservation, Binding and Collections
Care, and Preservation Research and Testing Divisions.  Formerly she
served as Acting Director and Chief of the Conservation Division,
following twenty years as a conservator at the Smithsonian
Institution, working with library and archives collections,
overseeing two different laboratories during that period, and
publishing numerous articles.  She holds a Masters of Art History
and two Certificates in Conservation.

Ms. van der Reyden is pleased to announce the selection of new
Chiefs for three of the Directorate's four Divisions.  Joining the
Directorate's Special Projects Officer, Ken Harris, and the Chief of
the Preservation Reformatting Division, Mark Sweeney, the new
Preservation Directorate team will consist of the following:

Dr. Nels Olson, Chief of the Preservation Research and Testing
Division. Dr. Olson comes from the biotechnology field, having been
Staff Scientist at Molecular Dynamics and the Senior Staff Scientist
and Associate Director for Systems Analysis and Integration at
Illumina, where he oversaw forensic analysis, quality assurance, and
research and development.  He was an engineer before obtaining his
doctorate in organic synthesis and analytical chemistry. Following
that he was a Fulbright fellow and had occasion to work on
preservation projects abroad.  He has authored several patents.

Diane Vogt-O'Connor, Chief of the Conservation Division.  Ms
Vogt-O'Connor's former job experiences include overseeing
conservators and conservation of special collections at the National
Archives and Records Administration, the National Park Service and
the Smithsonian Institution. She has authored several works on
preservation, as well as over two-dozen Conserv-o-Grams on topics
including photographic materials, rare books and digital projects.
She holds two double masters degrees: a Masters of Library Science
and Archives, and of Art History and Museology.

Jeanne Drewes, Chief of the Binding and Collections Care Division.
Ms Drewes has overseen collection care and binding at Michigan State
University and Johns Hopkins, supervising binders, vendors, and
trainees.  She has prepared many publications and presentations on
binding and collections care, including standards, trends in
alkaline paper, risk management, and digital preservation.  She is a
trained bookbinder who was awarded a preservation internship by the
Mellon Foundation, following completion her Masters of Library

Carole Zimmermann
Library of Congress
Preservation Research and
Testing Division
101 Independence Ave. SE
Washington DC 20540-4560
Fax: 202-707-1525

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:57
                   Distributed: Sunday, May 28, 2006
                       Message Id: cdl-19-57-003
Received on Wednesday, 24 May, 2006

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