The Brodsky Series for the Advancement of Library Conservation was inaugurated by John Dean, preservation and conservation librarian at Cornell, inaugurated the series on Friday, 1 April 2005, who spoke on Conservation and Preservation in the Digital Age [127KB PDF].
Lecture Speaker: John Dean
Emigrating from Great Britain to the United States in 1969, John Dean managed the preservation program at the Newberry Library before establishing the apprentice training and conservation program at the Johns Hopkins University in 1975. He came to Cornell in 1985 to establish the Department of Preservation and Conservation. Widely recognized as one of the major proponents of preservation programs in academic libraries, Dean was the 2003 recipient of the American Library Association’s prestigious Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris Preservation Award. He is increasingly in demand internationally as a conservation consultant.
The Brodsky Series for the Advancement of Library Conservation is endowed through a generous gift by William J. ‘65, G’ 68 and Joan Brodsky ‘67, G’68 of Chicago, Illinois. Beginning in 2004, the endowment has been used to sponsor programs that promote and advance knowledge of library conservation theory, practice, and application among wide audiences, both on campus and in the region. Programs will typically include lectures and workshops by prominent library conservators.