Wednesday, June 12, 2019
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Caring for Family Collections
Many of us have collections of family treasures that document significant events, ancestors, or bygone historical eras - which create a record of who we are and where we come from. These personal collections deteriorate over time, but making small changes in storage and handling can have a significant impact on their lifespan. Basic methods of identification, deterioration, and preservation of paper-based and photographic materials will be discussed.
Presenter: Beck Geller
Bio: Becky Geller joined the Preservation Services team at the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) in 2018 and provides preservation information and outreach, including assessments, consultations, training programs, and disaster assistance. She is a Certified Archivist and has nearly ten years of experience in public libraries, having held positions in Reference Services and the Western History & Genealogy departments at the Denver Public Library. Becky is active in the Society of American Archivists Preservation Section, promoting preservation education and outreach for SAA membership and the public. She holds a BA in Art History from Colorado College and an MLS from Emporia State University.