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Subject: Call for reviewers--IMLS grants

Call for reviewers--IMLS grants

From: Christine Henry <chenry<-at->
Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Call for IMLS Conservation Reviewers

Are you interested in sharing your knowledge of collections care and

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

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 collections.

Review Period: November 16-December 14
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 16-December 14
Honorarium: $200

If you are interested in reviewing for either of these programs,
please fill out our online reviewer form at
<URL:>  Even if you are a
library reviewer, please use the form for Museum professionals.  Or
you can send your resume and which program(s) you are interested
directly to me, Christine Henry, Senior Program Officer at IMLS,
chenry<-at->imls<.>gov and if you have any questions please don't hesitate
to call me at (202) 653-4674.

Thanks for your service to the field.

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

                  Conservation DistList Instance 23:10
                 Distributed: Thursday, October 1, 2009
                       Message Id: cdl-23-10-002
Received on Tuesday, 29 September, 2009

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