Reading Roundup

Some articles, blog posts, websites, etc. of note.

AIC K-12 Education Resources. A group of conservators have been working hard to find and post resources for educating young people about conservation. I admit, I have been on this email stream and had intended to help out, but time got away from me. This is a great start and thank you to Rachael Perkins Arenstein, Beth Edelstein, Sarah Barack and Joanna Pietruszewski for all of their hard work. And thanks to everyone who contributed content. This is an area that is near and dear to my heart, and I’m happy to see AIC supporting it.

White Paper on the ALA Midwinter Meeting This was up for discussion at ALA Midwinter. If anyone attended any discussions, we would love to hear a synopsis. The trend towards reducing travel funds will only hurt ALA if they don’t start addressing solutions (such as live streaming, using social media, etc.) to get people involved.

Beth Heller explains very well the many hats conservators have to wear when thinking about use, value and condition in her blog post “When Hats Collide.” Beth’s posts are always engaging, bookmark her!

An appreciation of Jan Merrill-Oldham upon her retirement from Harvard University Libraries. Jan also won the Ross/Atkinson Award this year. Congratulations to Jan and thank you for your dedication to the field and for setting many of us along our own career paths.

The Guild of Bookworkers has a blog now. We’ll add them to our blogroll, too.

Issue 17 of e-Conservation is out. They are also starting a blog which we will add to our blogroll.

The latest issue of The Bonefolder is now available online. Always a fun read and this issue is chock full of interesting articles.

Parks Library Preservation has started a supplier page on their blog. Thanks PLP! that was something we were thinking, but now we can bookmark yours.

And finally, who doesn’t need a tool doily? thanks Jeff Peachey for posting this.

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