New York Public Library - New York, NY
Contact: Ms. Evelyn Frangakis
Chief Librarian for Preservation
Project Title: "IMLS Preservation Administration Fellowship"
New York Public Library, partnering with the libraries at Yale, Rutgers, and the University of Connecticut at Storrs, will implement a preservation administration fellowship program. This program is designed to give recently graduated preservation librarians an opportunity to put theory into practice while benefitting from the mentoring of experienced professionals. A total of eight fellows will spend nine-month residencies rotating through various preservation units such as collections care, conservation treatment, and audio and moving image preservation. Each fellow will be expected to identify, plan, and complete a major project that combines research and its practical application at his or her host institution.