Marieka Kaye manages the Conservation Lab at the University of Michigan, which includes the Book Repair Unit (repair of general collection books) and the Conservation Unit (conservation treatment of rare and special collection materials). She develops standards, policies, procedures, selection, and workflow for these units. She hires, trains, and supervises librarians, support staff, as well as hourly assistants, volunteers, and interns. She also contributes to the conservation field through service, research, writing, presentations, and teaching, especially in the area of papyrus collections.
Marieka started working in the field of library preservation in 1998, during her senior year at Brandeis University. She also held book and paper conservation internships at the New York City Municipal Archives, Etherington Conservation Services, Syracuse University, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, UCLA, and was a conservation assistant at the New-York Historical Society and Brooklyn Museum of Art Libraries and Archives. Prior to starting her position at U-M in 2013, Marieka served as a conservator at The Huntington Library for eight years. Marieka received a MA and certificate of advanced study in Art Conservation from Buffalo State College and a MLIS from San Jose State University.