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Call for reviewers--IMLS grants

From: Christine Henry <chenry<-a>
Date: Thursday, September 18, 2008
Call for IMLS Conservation Reviewers

Are you interested in sharing your knowledge of collections care and
treatment? Are you searching for an opportunity to give back to the
field? Would you like to be part of a community of conservation
professionals helping to evaluate applications and shape IMLS
programs? Then this is the perfect opportunity for you.

IMLS is looking for conservation professionals to review
applications from two grant programs this fall and provide feedback
on the process.  Reviewers with expertise in the treatment and care
of all types of collections held in stewardship in museums,
libraries, and archives are needed to provide technical analysis and
constructive feedback to applicants.  If this describes you, IMLS
would like you to apply to be a reviewer.

Each field reviewer is sent between 7-10 applications to review
based on your areas of expertise.  Reviews are completed using our
online system which is accessible on the web, so you can review
whenever it fits into your schedule.  If you have previously been a
reviewer for IMLS but haven't reviewed in a while or have been
thinking about reviewing but have not yet signed up, now is the time
to let us know you are interested.

Here is a synopsis of the two programs:

American Heritage Preservation Grants: grants of up to $3,000 to
raise awareness and fund preservation of treasures held in small and
mid-sized museums, libraries and archives for one of three project
types: treatment of library, museum and archival collections;
improvement of collections storage; environmental improvement of

Review Period: October 28-November 30 Honorarium: $200

Conservation Project Support Grants: matching grants from
$5,000-$150,000 to help museums identify conservation needs and
priorities and perform activities to ensure the safekeeping of all
types of collections (nonliving, natural history/anthropology,
living plants, living animals)  Projects fall into one of four
general areas: surveys of collections, improvement of collections
environment, treatment of collections, and training proposals.

Review Period: November 15-December 18
Honorarium: $200

If you are interested in reviewing for either of these programs,
please send your resume and which program(s) you are interested in
to Christine Henry, Senior Program Officer at IMLS, chenry<-a t->imls< . >gov
and if you have any questions please don't hesitate to call me at

Christine Henry
Senior Program Officer
Office of Museum Services
Institute of Museum and Library Services
1800 M Street NW, 9th Floor
Washington, DC 20036-5802
Fax: 202-653-4608

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Received on Thursday, 18 September, 2008

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