Volume 8, Number 6
Montori & Willett at Indiana University
The Indiana University Libraries has established a Preservation
Department, which will be responsible for overseeing and
coordinating the maintenance of library collections. The department,
which reports directly to the Associate Dean for Technical Services
and the Associate Dean for Collection Development, presently
includes a binding-and shelf-preparation unit, a repair unit, and a
preservation microfilming unit. Expansion of the department's
responsibilities will come after a study of the library's needs.
Carla J. . Montori is the newly-appointed Head of the
Preservation Department. She received her B.A. in Classical
Languages end Literatures from Smith College and her
M.L.S. degree from Southern Connecticut State University. She
comes to Indiana University after seven and a half years in the Yale
University Library's Preservation Department. Montori spent six and
a half years in that department's Conservation Division as a book
conservator, and one year in the Preservation Division as the Mellon
Intern for Preservation Administration.
Debra Willett is the Assistant to the Head of Preservation. Her
previous experience in preservation includes a year as Conservation
Specialist in Indiana University's Serials Department, and six years
as Collection Maintenance Supervisor at the library at Southern
Illinois University/Carbondale. Ms. Willett received her B.A. in
Psychology from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and her
M.L.S. from Indiana University.
- Jack Thompson writes, "My son, Sam (9 years old), sewed his
second book on cords during the Peller workshop and, with a little
help from Dad, executed his first full leather binding (goatskin).
Daughter Suzanna (5 years old in 2 weeks) has just sewn her first
book on cords. When finished it will be 1/4 leather with marbled
paper over boards. Both of the kids are good Turkish
marblers--neither of them are accepting commissions just yet,
- Lynn Jones starts in January as Conservation Education Project
Coordinator at the University of California, Berkeley. The Project
is jointly supported by the University of California and CLASS
(California Library Authority for Systems and Services). Workshops
will be open to librarians in California and the West.
- Antoinette Dwan is the new Mellon fallow in the paper lab at the
National Gallery of Art.
- Lambertus van Zelst is the new director of the Conservation
Analytical Laboratory at the Smithsonian Institution. He was
formerly head of the Research Laboratory at the Boston Museum of
- Sheba Haner has accepted a position as Conservator at the
Massachusetts State Archives in Boston after completing a two-year
internship in advanced library conservation at the American
Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Mass.
- Martha Morales has resigned as Executive Secretary of the
American Institution for Conservation, a position she held since
- Ole Oleson was the guest speaker at the October meeting of the
Hand Bookbinders of California. He is a master book artist from
Denmark who has taught at Ascona and is a member of Meister dam
Einbandkunst. He plans to return to the Bay Area next May.
- Craig Jensen has retired from his position as Book Conservator
at the University of Texas to devote all his time to his private
business: edition binding, custom boxmaking and conservation of
library materials. Address: 1403 Justin Lane, Austin, TX 78757
- Mark Cain has accepted the position of Program Associate with
the Council on Library Resources in Washington, D.C. The Council has
received a $5 million grant from the Exxon Educational Foundation
and is using it to establish a regional preservation canter serving
the mid-Atlantic research libraries in reproducing deteriorated
texts, developing national preservation strategies and devising
information programs to gain public support for preservation.
- Gary Harrington, formerly an archivist in the State Archives
Division, has been appointed Preservation Officer in the Oklahoma
Department of Libraries.
- Marilyn Ramp Weidner has resigned from her position as Director
of Conservation and Chief Conservator at the Conservation Center for
Art and Historic Artifacts in Philadelphia and gone back into
private practice at 612 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215/MA7-2303). She will also be available for consulting and