[Eril-l] ALCTS e-Forum: Core Competencies for Preservation Professionals

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Mon Mar 30 08:08:39 PDT 2020

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ALCTS e-Forum: Core Competencies for Preservation Professionals

April 14-15, 2020

Moderated by Beth Doyle, Martha Horan, and Ian Bogus

Please join us for an e-forum discussion. It’s free and open to everyone!

Registration information is at the end of the message.

Each day, discussion begins and ends at:

Pacific: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Mountain: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Central: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Eastern: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Just as the preservation profession has evolved, the range of skills needed
to perform preservation, conservation, and overall preservation management
functions have expanded. This e-Forum will initiate a profession-wide
conversation to articulate the core competencies of the contemporary
preservation professional. As preservation programming is a continued
strategic investment, this discussion will provide insight to individuals
exploring preservation as a profession and to administrators considering
hiring a preservation professional.


Beth Doyle is the Head of Conservation Services Department, and Leona B.
Carpenter Senior Conservator at Duke University Libraries. She holds a B.A.
in Photography from the University of Dayton (Dayton, OH), and an MLIS and
Certificate of Advanced Study in Library and Archives Conservation from the
University of Texas at Austin Graduate School of Library and Information
Science. She serves as the Executive Director of the North Carolina
Preservation Consortium.

Martha Horan joined the faculty as Head of Preservation Strategies at the
University of Miami Libraries in 2017. She has held positions at Yale
University and George Blood LP, and was an IMLS Preservation Administration
Fellow at the New York Public Library. She holds a Masters in Information
Studies (MSIS) from the University of Texas at Austin and a Certificate of
Advanced Study (CAS) in Preservation Administration from the Kilgarlin
Center for Preservation of the Cultural Record at the University of Texas
at Austin. She holds a BA in Classics from Bates College.

Ian Bogus has served as the Executive Director of ReCAP since November 2017
where he has been concentrating on storage and shared collections. From
2010 to 2017, Ian was the inaugural MacDonald Curator of Preservation at
the University of Pennsylvania Libraries where he developed their first
comprehensive preservation program. He also held positions at Rutgers
University and Yale University. Ian holds a BA and MLIS from Rutgers
University and a Certificate in Preservation Management from the
Preservation Management Institute.

What Is an e-Forum?

An ALCTS e-forum provides an opportunity for librarians to discuss matters
of interest, led by a moderator, through the e-forum discussion list. The
e-forum discussion list works like an email listserv: register your email
address with the list, and then you will receive messages and communicate
with other participants through an email discussion. Most e-forums last two
to three days. Registration is necessary to participate, but it's free.

For information about upcoming e-forums, please visit

How to Register

You must register your email address to subscribe to or access an
electronic discussion list on ALA's Mailing List Service. Once you have
registered for one e-forum, you do not need to register again, unless you
choose to leave the list. Find instructions for subscribing and
unsubscribing online. (

If you have any problems, please contact alcts-eforum-request at lists.ala.org.

*Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.*
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