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Wednesday, June 19 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
New Spaces for Old Things: The Realities of Renovation, Before, During and After

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Renovations of special collections repositories seem to be an ongoing reality for many of us in the profession – many colleagues are either planning for, in the midst of, or recovering from a recent renovation. While presenting the opportunity for enhanced space, better climate control, increased teaching and storage capacities as well as other positives, renovations can also bring disruption to regular services, changes to staffing patterns and responsibilities, the necessity of moving and transporting large segments of materials, and concerns regarding short and long-term preservation and security of materials. This seminar hopes to address the ways and means by which special collections professionals can be best prepared for renovation discussions and planning, and the implementation of transitional services before, during - and after - the process.

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Tim J Johnson

Curator/Assoc. Librarian, University of Minnesota
I've been a librarian since 1982, mostly in academic settings. At the moment I'm Curator of Special Collections & Rare Books at the University of Minnesota and the E. W. McDiarmid Curator of the Sherlock Holmes Collections (the largest such collection in the world). When not in a... Read More →

Sarah Horowitz

Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts and Head of Quaker and Special Collections, Haverford College
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Frances Fox

Architect, Library Strategist, Cannon Design

Wednesday June 19, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT