Volume 23, Number 5
- Sophia Jordan, advocate for preservation of special collections,
was appointed Division Chief of Special Collections for the Chicago
Public Library in December. She was previously with the library at
Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, where she began in 1988 as Rare
Book Cataloger and Preservation Coordinator. In 1993 she
established the Department of Preservation and Conservation, and
served as that department's head until she moved to Chicago.
- Simon Green is now at 1 Snapgate Cottage, Five Oak Lane,
Staplehurst, Kent, UK (tel. 44 1622 692266, fax 44 1622 756381;
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or simongreen@ aol.com).
- Sarah Wagner is on sabbatical for a year from the National
Archives as of Nov. 1, 1999. During this year she is working at the
National Gallery of Art, Department of Photo Archives, as the Samuel
H. Kress Photograph Conservation Fellow. She can be reached at her
home telephone number (301/587-5569), or by e-mail:
- Hilary Klein joined the Harvard University Library Preservation
Center as Preservation Project Librarian last fall. Her
responsibilities include managing and overseeing the preparation of
materials for microfiming.
- Page Putnam Miller will retire next summer as executive director
of the National Coordinating Committee for the Promotion of History
(NCC). She plans to move with her husband to her home state of
South Carolina and resume her full-time role as a professional
historian. She coordinated the NCC's efforts to help the National
Archives gain independence from the GSA in the early 1980s.
- Jo Anne Martinez moved back home to Albuquerque in December. Her
temporary phone number is 505/344-5019. She will be starting a
private practice, called Cariño Conservation of Books and
- Mary Wood Lee resigned her position last summer as director of
the Campbell Center in Mt. Carroll, Illinois. During her tenure the
Center had won an excellent reputation for training in collections
care, architectural preservation and advanced conservation.
- Eugene Ostroff, former curator of photography at the National
Museum of American History, died in August 1999, in the fifth year
of his retirement. He is credited with developing a nondestructive
method of restoring photographs by neutron activation, and consulted
with museums around the world on methods for storing and displaying
- Andrew Robb has been promoted to the position of senior
photograph conservator at the Library of Congress.
- Victoria Blyth-Hill has been formally appointed as head of the
Conservation Center at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The
Center treats paintings, textiles, paper, and objects, and carries
out research. A Laser Conservation Research Facility, which she
brought to fruition when she was Acting Head, opened a few months
- Hans Rütimann, Director of International Developments at
the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), left the
staff in December 1999 to continue his international work as an
independent consultant on preservation of print-based collections.
CLIR is continuing the international work that he began in 1988 with
the Commission on Preservation and Access, which is now part of
- Lisa Biblo left her position as Preservation Information
Librarian at the Harvard University Library Preservation Center
after 8 years of service. She has now nearly completed the
orientation program that precedes her two-year volunteer assignment
with the Peace Corps in Zimbabwe. Lisa, who is missed by her
colleagues, is available intermittently at email@example.com.
- Elaine Schlefer has received a Fulbright Visiting Lecturer Grant
to teach basic preservation and conservation in Argentina. The
program, still tentative, will probably be from June to September.