We are thrilled to introduce you to Annie Peterson, the new Preservation Services Librarian at LYRASIS.  Annie joins us as we continue our dedication to preservation and preservation education funded by NEH for the past 30 years! Annie

Before LYRASIS, Annie was the Preservation Librarian for the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library at Tulane University since 2012, and she has an MLIS from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. She recently wrapped up final reports and recommendations as the principal investigator of an IMLS National Leadership Planning Grant for collaborative preservation services in the New Orleans area.

Many of you may know her already as she the current Chair of the ALCTS Preservation and Reformatting Section.  She has a range of experience in the preservation and conservation fields that provides a strong base for helping the archives, historical societies, libraries and museums that we reach through the Preservation Field Services project.  We feel confident that she will thrive in this position and serve you with her deep knowledge of all things preservation.

Annie is already out and about in the LYRASIS region and recently taught her first LYRASIS online class. You can visit our class schedule for future classes on preservation, oral histories, emergency response, disaster preparedness, promotion and outreach for preservation, newspaper collections, archive preservation, digitization, collection management, and more!

Classes are not the only place you’ll find Annie. She is also working on a number of projects including some consulting work.

To learn more about LYRASIS Preservation Services, underwritten by the National Endowment for the Humanities, is available at http://www.lyrasis.org/LYRASIS%20Digital/Pages/Preservation-Services.aspx