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Michelle C. Smith

Michelle C. Smith (she/her) is the Book Coordinator for the Book and Paper Group Wiki. Her three-year term began in May 2020. In collaboration with Diane Knauf, the Paper Coordinator, Michelle is responsible for overseeing revisions, raising awareness of the Wiki, keeping BPG members informed of its progress, recruiting contributors, organizing editing events, assisting anyone that comes forward with research and expertise they want to share, and integrating the Wiki with other BPG Publications Committee efforts.

Please contact her at [email protected], or leave a message on her talk page.

Michelle is the Kress Assistant Conservator at UCLA Library, where she treats materials from the Library's Special Collections. She previously worked as a paper and book conservator at Preservation Arts in Oakland. She received her MA and CAS in 2018 from Buffalo State College as an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Library and Archives Conservation, and she completed her third-year internship at Stanford Libraries. In 2016, she was a Cathleen A. Baker Fellow in Conservation at the University of Michigan Library. She also completed conservation internships at the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris, University of Washington Libraries, the Georgia Archives, and Emory Libraries. Michelle is a grateful recipient of the FAIC Carolyn Horton Award (2018) and the Rare Book School Director's Scholarship (2015).

Book and Paper Group Wiki
Using the Wiki

·Contributors Toolbox ·Reference and Bibliography Protocols ·Accessing Conservation Literature (AIC) ·Help Wanted ·Template for New Page

Materials and Tips

·Annual Meeting Tips Sessions ·Materials, Equipment, and Tools ·Adhesive Recipes and Tips ·Conservation Supply Sources (AIC) ·Gels, Thickeners, and Viscosity Modifiers (ECPN) ·Oddy Tests (R&A) ·Instrumental Analysis (Paintings) ·Technical Examination (Paintings) ·Microchemical Testing (R&A)


·Selection for Preservation ·Exhibition, Supports, and Transport ·Imaging and Digitization ·Housings ·Encapsulation ·Integrated Pest Management (AIC) ·Environmental Guidelines (AIC) ·Environmental Monitoring (AIC) ·Agents of Deterioration (AIC) ·Light Levels (AIC) ·Pollutants and Contaminants (AIC) ·Emergency Preparedness & Response (AIC)

Conservation History and Ethics

·AIC Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice ·Culturally Sensitive Treatment ·Conservation Ethics (AIC) ·History of Conservation and Conservators (AIC) ·History of the BPG Wiki