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RE-06-09-0105-09

New York Public Library Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations
Fiscal Year: 
2009
Award: 
$577,941.00
City: 
New York
State: 
NY
Program: 
Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program
Program Categories: 
Continuing Education

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.