Mr. Boomgaarden serves as Preservation Officer for The Ohio State University Libraries, Columbus, a position he has held since 1984. Prior to his service at Ohio State, he served in the New York Public Library's preservation microfilming office; in the Columbia University Libraries' preservation department; at Minnesota Historical Society's conservation department; and at Macalester College Library. Mr. Boomgaarden served for several years as project director of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Coordinated Preservation Microfilming Projects, a joint preservation effort of the libraries in the Big Ten and the University of Chicago, and funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. He has written and lectured widely on many aspects of preservation management, as serves as an adjunct faculty member for the Kent State University School of Library and Information Science.

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