Volume 20, Number 2
- Jutta Reed-Scott will retire as ARL Senior Program Officer
for Preservation and Collections Services at the end of July 1996.
- Brooke Sheldon, Dean of the library school at the University
of Texas (home of the Preservation and Conservation Studies program),
will leave her position next September 1. Having spent the last
20 years in administration, she has nevertheless always wanted
to be a full-time teaching faculty member; now she will be able
to do this.
- Steve Bush, Chief of Safety Services at the Library of Congress,
retired February 1, 1996. During his 25-year tenure, automated
sprinkler systems were installed in the Jefferson and Adams buildings,
asbestos was removed from those buildings as part of the renovation,
and smoking was banned from most areas of the Library. There
was resistance by the librarians and managers to the installation
of sprinklers, because they were afraid of water damage from leaking
pipes, but this was finally overcome by 1986. Bush is the author
of the chapter on fire protection in museums and libraries in
the Fire Protection Handbook published by the National
Fire Protection Association.
- Two new staff members recently joined the Conservation Division
of Information Conservation, Inc. (ICI, a library binding company).
Jake Benson, a graduate of the North Bennet Street School's
two-year Bookbinding Program who has been a conservation intern
at Harvard Law School Library, Haverford College and the Library
of Congress, is now Assistant Conservator. Lisa Clark,
also of the North Bennet Street School, has done conservation
work in several Harvard University libraries and the Fogg Museum.
She will join the staff in July. Two interns are there this
summer as well. Mark Rutledge, a conservator student from the
University of Texas, is interning there until August; and Barbie
Dailey, archivist and bookbinder from Pondicherry, India, is interning
there through September.
- Fred Glazer, the state librarian of West Virginia, was fired
by the West Virginia Library Commission without explanation and
with little notice. Glazer is highly respected in his home state
and in the library profession. He is the person who made arrangements
to have UNESCO distribute its RAMP studies through the West Virginia
State Library (see list on p. 131 of the December 15, 1995, issue
of this Newsletter). The story is on p. 19 and 21 of the June/July
- Laura S. Young, bookbinder, teacher and former president of
the Guild of Book Workers, died March 1 at the age of 91.