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Spotlight on: Preservation Volunteers

James1The Libraries' Book Conservation Lab is pleased to introduce James Cullen. Each of our volunteers has been essential in helping with the constant workflow within general collections care.

James Cullen has been volunteering since November and works for the Fairfax County Public Libraries. He received his MLS from Catholic University and his BA in History from George Mason University. James has taken on a wide variety of tasks at the lab, including labeling, large amounts of filing and inventory, assisting with processing new allocations for general collections care, and cutting down hundreds of acid-free tags which get distributed to all of our branches. When he is not immersed in libraries or playing video games, James enjoys playing and watching cricket.

All of our volunteers help complete many tedious and meticulous tasks that are essential in everyday preservation operations. The current economic conditions have affected all departments of the Libraries, and the already short-staffed book conservation lab would be lost without their help. Many thanks James—we look forward to continuing our work with you!—Phuong Pham

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