Carolyn Clark Morrow is leaving her position at Harvard University as Malloy-Rabinowitz Preservation Librarian. She reports that it is hard to leave the "best job in the world," but she has the "best of reasons"! She has married and will be moving to the San Francisco area in August with her husband and family and, for the immediate future, will be working as a consultant.
During her five-year tenure, Harvard significantly expanded its preservation program for the library collections. Currently there are 108 FTE engaged in preservation activities librarywide, including 27 professionals. Annual expenditures for preservation are approximately $4 million.
In 1989, Harvard became a major contributor to the national brittle books program administered by NEH. In 1990, the preservation program for the Harvard College Library was consolidated under Morrow and she assumed a joint appointment in the Harvard College Library and the Harvard University Library. In 1992, Harvard expanded its program to protect and provide for the appropriate physical treatment of special collections by establishing a conservation laboratory. Both the preservation projects office and the conservation laboratory are centralized in the University Library's Preservation Office and provide services to Harvard's decentralized system of libraries.
In fall 1994, the Preservation Office will move into new space adjacent to Harvard Yard. A national search will be conducted this summer to fill the position of Malloy-Rabinowitz Preservation Librarian at Harvard University.