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Friday, May 17 • 9:30am - 10:00am
Trust Your Gut! Celebrating Special Collections in the Midst of Transformation

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A team spent a year identifying opportunities for improvement in the areas of conservation, access, safety, collection management, and policy creation with the intent of improving our ability to prevent theft and damage to collections. A major focus was implementing a full reading room upgrade, including a system for patron registration and record keeping. We want to celebrate our progress toward improvement while continuing our self-evaluation and creating goals for the future. 


Alison Elbrader

Assistant Librarian, University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library
Starting as a student in 2005, Alison has been with the J. Willard Marriott Library Special Collections for fourteen years. Inspired by the sight of the first edition of Galileo's Dialogo, Alison cultivated her passion, earning a BA in History at the University of Utah and, in 2013... Read More →

Ian Godfrey

Director, Ops & Logistics, University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library

Scott Bigler

Security & Info Services Manager, University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library

Friday May 17, 2019 9:30am - 10:00am MDT
MAEC Hall 5
  (5) Academic Librarianship, Poster Sessions
  • Topic Tags Special Collections
  • Objective 1 We hope by sharing our experience we can help other Special Collections and libraries navigate periods of self-evaluation and change.

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