One of the speakers at the joint DFAW/Connecticut Professional Genealogists Council joint program on Saturday, September 24 is Jane F. Cullinane, Preservation Librarian at the Connecticut State Library. Jane will provide an overview of the importance of proper storage and handling for the books, photographs and other treasures left to us by our grandparents using the contents of her “picnic basket”.
Ms. Cullinane has been involved in preservation activities at the Connecticut State Library since joining the Connecticut Newspaper Project in 1991. She became Preservation Librarian in 1999 and oversees binding, newspaper microfilming and simple book repair, and coordinates the agency disaster plan. Her office is increasingly involved in digital projects with some volumes going out for scanning and others being scanned in-house. Ms. Cullinane holds a BA from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and a Master of Science in Library Science from Simmons College.
For more information about the program and a downloadable registration form, see http://dhs10.weebly.com/ (please share this URL with friends and family who may be interested in the program).