June 9, 2009Posted in: African American Museum of Iowa, Book & paper conservation, Flood Recovery, Main library, Materials, equipment and procedures, Mold, insects, and other agents of deterioration, National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, Object conservation
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
I checked in with the conservation lab staff this morning. I happened to have my camera with me and thought you might like to have a snapshot of a typical day. This is the activity I captured at 10AM this morning.
While the ledger from the Johnson County Historical Society dries in the press, Gary begins to inspect and separate the pages from the next ledger in the queue.
While the records from the National Czech & Slovak Library & Museum are drying, Beth is mending a record cover.
Caitlin is cleaning a manuscript from the African American Museum of Iowa and Bryan is cutting board to make folders for Czech records.
Kristin is searching for the “perfect” spill guard to put around our new water system for the “just-in-case” pipe leak. The last time we had a pipe break all the water went into the Library Director’s office. Not a good thing!