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I was appointed Director for Preservation at the Library of Congress in July 2017, responsible for the work of the Directorate’s four Divisions — Binding and Collections Care, Conservation, Reformatting, and Research and Testing — and for working with staff across the Library to provide access to a rich, diverse, and enduring source of knowledge to inform and inspire people in their intellectual and creative endeavors.

Before joining the Library of Congress, I served in leadership roles and developed preservation programs for the New York Public Library, UCLA, Indiana University, Brooklyn Historical Society, and the Research Collections and Preservation Consortium (ReCAP).

My work in libraries is grounded in preservation, the technical practices that make real the concepts of stewardship, sustainability, and usability that are shared by collecting institutions like libraries, archives, and museums. This site collects my presentations, publications, press, and incidental writing, and serves as portfolio for various projects and case studies.