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California Rare Book School

From: Mark Roosa <calrbs>
Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2007
California Rare Book School  (CALRBS)
Preservation Course

Want to learn more about Preservation? Looking for a once in a
lifetime educational opportunity this summer? There's still time to
enroll in the California Rare Book School course "Preservation
Stewardship" taught by Mark Roosa, Director of the Pepperdine
University Library.

Preservation Stewardship of Library Collections
Instructor: Mark Roosa
August 6-10 2007

The  course will cover; the physical characteristics of library
materials, factors affecting collections and control strategies,
assessing needs and setting priorities, and development and
management of a balanced preservation program. Special emphasis will
be placed on the role of science in preservation, conservation,
reformatting endangered materials, and the safe exhibition methods.
Theoretical models and innovative solutions to preservation problems
will be explored as will approaches to aligning the library
preservation program with the mission and agenda of the university,
museum or institution. Participants will visit select libraries,
preservation departments, and laboratories in the Los Angeles area
including the Getty Conservation Institute, the UCLA Film and
Television Archive and the Huntington Library.

Preservation Stewardship of Library Collections is being taught by
Mark Roosa; a leading authority on the preservation of library
materials.  From 1992-1998 Mr. Roosa served as the Lloyd E. Cotsen
Chief Preservation Officer at the Huntington Library where he
developed and directed a comprehensive program for the Huntington's
extensive collection of works of art, rare books, manuscripts,
photographs, and non-print resources.  From 1998 to 2004 he was
first the director of the Library of Congress's conservation
division and then Director of the Library's comprehensive program of
preservation.  Since 2004 4 Mr. Roosa has been the director of the
Pepperdine University Library.

Tuition for CALRBS is $995 per course. Course size is limited to 15
students and admission is conducted on a rolling basis. Scholarships
are available for students enrolled in an accredited university.
Applications and detailed course descriptions can be found at

CALRBS is a continuing education program provided by the Department
of Information Studies at UCLA, dedicated to providing the knowledge
and skills needed by both professionals working in the rare book
community, and students interested in entering the field.

Jeff Kaplan
California Rare Book School
254 GSEIS Building Box 951520
300 Young Drive N.
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1520
Fax: 310-206-4460

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