Thursday, March 9, 2017

Job Posting: Head of Preservation Senior Assistant Librarian, Binghamton University

Binghamton University Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative and service-oriented librarian to join a department of library and information professionals. Under the general direction of the Director of Technical Services, the Head of Preservation coordinates our Libraries-wide preservation efforts and develops and implements programs for long-term preservation of the Libraries' collection.  The Head of Preservation collaborates with Reader Services, Research Services, Special Collections and Library Technology to develop Libraries-wide efforts for preservation, bindery operations, disaster preparedness and other programs to enhance the preservation of library material.
  • Provides leadership and direction for a comprehensive library preservation program, including defining and prioritizing needs, establishing goals, objectives, plans and their implementation in alignment with the Libraries' strategic direction;
  • Hires, supervises, trains, mentors and evaluates preservation staff;
  • Cultivates a culture of innovation and continuous improvement and fosters the ongoing growth and professional development of the department's professional and support staff;
  • Oversees bindery operations. Oversees contract negotiation and implementation for monographic and serial binding and re-binding;
  • Investigates, recommends, and implements new strategies and technologies to address challenges to long-term preservation and access, addressing both traditional materials and those born digital;
  • Collaborates with Head of Digital Initiatives & Resource Discovery in developing an effective and achievable strategy to establish a cohesive digital preservation program ensuring the long-term viability of university digital assets regardless of format.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • ALA accredited MLS or equivalent degree.
  • Three years of supervisory experience.
  • Two years of appropriate post-MLS or post-equivalent-degree professional experience working with preserving, conserving or digitizing library, archival, or museum collections.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of preservation practices, issues, and emerging trends.
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to work independently, collaboratively, and in teams within the Libraries and university.
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated project management, organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills.

For more details and to apply:

Saturday, March 4, 2017

PCB Members & Friends at Work

Maria G. Pisano

A Show of Flowers: A Lecture presentation.
The Infiorata is an amazing celebration using flowers tocreate magnificent art displays for the feast of Corpus Domini throughout Italy.These ephemeral creations can be experienced for only one day every year. In her presentation, artist Maria G. Pisano will showcase the participants’ preparation of the designs and flowers, final works and speak to the amazing dedication and devotion of the participating groups.

Date & Time
Sunday, March 5, 5:00pm


Dorothea’s House, Casa di Cultura Italiana
120 John Street,Princeton, NJ 08542 


A solo exhibit of books, prints and works on paper by Maria G Pisano. 

Date & Time
March 7 – 31, 2017.  
Opening Reception Sunday March 12, 3 p.m.

Italian Educational and Cultural Center for the Arts at CasaColombo
80 Monmouth Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302 

Phone: 201 963 6332

Colette Fu

Popping Up and Out: Advanced Paper Engineering for Book Artists

In this intermediate workshop, participants will take their knowledge of basic pop-up techniques to the next level to create complex variations. Some mechanisms we’ll explore include opposing angle folds, parallel and angle lifting platforms, three-dimensional shapes, revolving mechanisms and pivoting pull-tabs. Once mastered, these mechanisms can become the building blocks for spectacular three-dimensional inventions. Participants will all go home with at least one finished pop-up spread. Pop-ups are really just inventive uses of cutting, folding and gluing plus your own unique play and imagination.

Colette's 5-day workshop is part of the second annual Summer Institute for Book and Print Technologies taking place at Mills College June 5-16, 2017. This two-week summer institute is open to members of the national book art community and will include 5-day workshops taught at the master class level by well-known book and print artists, a master critique seminar and a pricing seminar.

For more information on the Paper Engineering workshop, visit:

For details on the Summer Institute, visit: