I wanted to share a video of a presentation that the Preservation Unit gave on February 15, 2012 to the UCLA Library Collections Council. While the video explains what the Preservation Unit does and introduces the major players, there has been a huge change since this presentation was given: our fearless leader Jacob Nadal has left UCLA Library for the Brooklyn Historical Society. While we are very sad about this, we are at least somewhat consoled by the very happy news that as of the beginning of April 2012, Dawn Aveline has joined the Preservation Department as Preservation Specialist.
Dawn joins the UCLA Library Preservation Program full-time after a year and a half serving as part-time graduate assistant in the department. As Preservation Specialist, she will expand her involvement in activities such as environmental monitoring, the replacement or reformatting of embrittled books, and oversight of bindery operations. She will work closely with Conservator Kristen St. John to support the overall care of the Library’s collections and the continuing development of the Preservation Program.
Thanks to Marty Brennan for shooting and editing the video.
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