In The News: William Minter Appointed to Penn State Libraries

Bill Minter

Bill Minter has been appointed Senior Book Conservator at Penn State Libraries. Many in the library conservation profession know Bill personally through his long-time dedication to teaching and sharing his knowledge. You may also know him through his invention, the ultrasonic polyester welder, a machine many of us have and use in our labs.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State University Libraries recently appointed William Minter as its first senior book conservator, a move that will greatly enhance the Libraries’ existing preservation program for rare and historical collections. Minter, who has more than 35 years of experience in fine bookbinding and conservation, began his appointment this semester in the University Libraries’ Digitization and Preservation Department. The position is funded by a challenge grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and a matching donation from Jeffery L. and Cynthia King that established the King Family Conservation Endowment in the University Libraries.

Read the entire press release at the Penn State Libraries site. Congratulations Bill! Bonus: photo of Bill at work from the University of Iowa Libraries.

Bill Minter with an ultrasonic polyester welder, a machine he created and has become a must-have in any large conservation lab.

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