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Preservation Librarian’s Picnic Basket Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Posted by jcullinaneatcsl in genealogy, history, HomePage, updates.


Connecticut State Library Preservation Librarian Jane Cullinane will speak about preserving family treasures on May 20, 2010 12:00-12:45 pm in the Museum of Connecticut History at the State Library, 231 Capitol Ave., Hartford, CT. In her talk, aimed at a general audience, Ms. Cullinane will provide an overview of the importance of proper storage and handling for the books, photographs and other treasures left to us by our grandparents.

What does a picnic basket have to do with it? Bring your lunch and see. This presentation is timed to coincide (almost) with Preservation Week.Preservation Librarian's Picnic Basket

Ms. Cullinane began work at the State Library in 1991 as Lead Cataloger for the Connecticut Newspaper Project, became Preservation Librarian in 1999 and gradually became Digital Projects Librarian as well. She received her Masters degree in Library Science from Simmons College and previously worked as a cataloger and a children’s librarian in Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Ireland, Ohio and New York.

Ms. Cullinane’s current responsibilities include overseeing the activities of the Preservation Office, which sends serials and books out for binding, does basic book repair and, when feasible, sends newspapers out for microfilming. Since 1996, this work has increasingly included digitization projects. She now oversees the scanning and processing to add items to the State Library’s Digital Collections.



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