Preparing, Protecting, Preserving Family Treasures Library of Congress
Caring For Your Treasures American Institute for Conservation
How to Care For ... Canadian Conservation Institute
The Preservation Office of the Emory Libraries was established in September 1985 to support preservation activities in all of the Emory Libraries. The Preservation staff acts as a resource for the latest conservation treatments and preservation information, maintains the disaster plan for all Emory Libraries, as well as monitors environmental conditions and light levels to protect our collections in storage and exhibition areas in all library buildings. The Conservation Lab was established in 1987 and provides care for the physical condition of all Emory University library collections, both rare and circulating.
Staff of the Preservation Office hold active roles in local and regional preservation efforts, such as participating in the Heritage Emergency Response Alliance (HERA), the Southeast Regional Conservation Association (SERCA), and as consultants to our wider community. Nationally, our conservators are involved in the American Institute of Conservation (AIC), American Library Association (ALA) and participate as committee chairs and program planning members.
All staff are committed to act as information resources concerning preservation and conservation issues.
The prime responsibilities of the Conservation Lab are treatment of special collections material and physical care of the general circulating collections of all Emory Libraries.
Conservation Lab staff members provide public education, training, preventative care, and a broad range of conservation services including:
Director, Access and Resource Services
Emory Libraries Conservation
Head of Library Conservation