Thanks to a generous challenge grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and a matching donation from the King Family Foundation, the Libraries were able to create a new full-time position for a senior book conservator to be based in the Department of Digitization and Preservation.
We are pleased that Bill Minter has accepted the position of senior book conservator. With more than 30 years of experience in fine bookbinding and conservation, Bill will provide the leadership to expand the current conservation program to include enhanced conservation treatments; planning and implementing conservation policies; and training and outreach services to the campus, the region and to the public. Bill will start his Penn State career on January 6, 2014. — Mike Furlough