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NEDCC Executive Director Ann Russell to Retire

From: Julie Martin <jmartin<-a>
Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2008
NEDCC Executive Director Ann Russell to Retire

Dr. Ann Russell has announced that she will retire from her position
as President and Executive Director of the Northeast Document
Conservation Center (NEDCC) on November 1, 2008.  Assuming the title
of Director Emeritus, she will help to assure a seamless transition
of leadership.

Following her appointment as Executive Director in 1978, Dr. Russell
has led the growth of NEDCC for three decades.  Under her
leadership, the Center established a national and international
reputation for the quality of its work and the impact of its
educational programs.

She positioned the Center to undertake the conservation of many of
the most significant documentary and photographic objects in the
country, e.g. the State Charter, Declaration of Independence, and
Bill of Rights from the Massachusetts Archives; and the Lewis and
Clark Journals from the Missouri Historical Society.  The Center's
core services include conservation of paper, books, and photographs;
preservation microfilming; photograph duplication; digitization of
visual materials; surveys and consultations; conferences and
workshops; and disaster assistance.

Russell indicated that while she is stepping away from her role as
CEO at NEDCC, she is interested in remaining professionally active
in advocacy efforts for preservation and conservation.  She will
continue to serve as Treasurer of the Society of American

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