July 11, 2006 Jeanne Drewes Named Chief of Binding and Collections Care

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Jeanne Drewes, former assistant director for access and preservation at Michigan State University, has recently been named chief of Binding and Collections Care in the Preservation Directorate at the Library of Congress.

Preservation Director Dianne van der Reyden said, “With Jeanne Drewes’ appointment, the Preservation Directorate’s leadership team is complete. Jeanne brings to the Library not only solid credentials for her job, but also broad-based expertise that will contribute to many of the Library’s pressing collections care issues, such as emergency preparedness. We are thrilled she’s joining Library Services’ new Preservation team, adding to our ability to support the Library’s goals to care for the nation’s collections.”

As chief of Binding and Collections Care, Drewes will oversee operations that provide binding for both old and new books, journals and pamphlets in the circulating and reference collections. She will also oversee collections care services, which includes custom-fitted protective enclosures for books of all shapes and sizes as well as conservation treatment for materials that have been damaged through use.

While in her previous position at Michigan State University from 1999 to 2006, Drewes oversaw binding preparation and collections conservation, stacks maintenance, microfilming, environmental monitoring, and management of personnel, contracts, budgets, grants and funds.

Drewes also served as head of preservation at Johns Hopkins University’s Milton S. Eisenhower Library and preservation services manager at Pittsburgh Regional Library Center. She received a master’s degree in library science from the University of Missouri.

Drewes participates in many professional organizations, including the American Institute for Conservation and American Library Association, where she has chaired many committees onpreservation and fostered and co-authored several books and articles. As a leader in the field, she speaks professionally in public forums on preservation and has prepared many publications and presentations on binding and collections care topics.


PR 06-145
ISSN 0731-3527