Book Preservation Internship
Library Preservation Policy
The Abbot Vincent Taylor Library is
committed to the preservation and conservation of over 13,000 printed books, manuscripts and ephemera that make up the Rare Book Collection. Three temperature
and security controlled rooms, comprising over 2,500 square feet are dedicated to housing the extensive collection, and are monitored daily by preservation
These staff members are
specialists in the field of book and paper conservation, and, above all, uphold a dedication to preserving library collections through preventative
care and minimal intervention in order to maintain an object's historical integrity and to allow safe accessibility for readers. Conservators, interns,
and assistants are invested in all areas related to the conservation of the Rare Book Collection including safeguarding objects while in storage, in
transit, and on display, and engage in research and ongoing professional development to best understand the needs of the collection. All treatments
performed by preservation staff comply with the Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic
and Artistic Works.
The Abbot Vincent Taylor Library offers a Book Preservation Internship to one student per semester. To qualify for the internship, students
must be in their junior or senior year, and in good academic standing. More information on the preservation internship and how to apply can
be found here: Book Preservation Internship
Follow the link to see our Library Preservation Policy.