About Michelle[edit | edit source]
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. For wiki inquiries, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message on her talk page.
Michelle was the 2019-2021 Kress Assistant Conservator at the UCLA Library, and 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).
Michelle's wiki goals and projects in progress[edit | edit source]
Updated 11 March 2021
- Dividing up the Bookbinding Traditions by Region or Culture page into individual pages for each binding tradition and recruiting contributors for this effort
- Creating and utilizing Categories for BPG Wiki pages
- Overhauling and consolidating the BPG Wiki help pages:
- New page for Artists' Books