A New Adventure
For the last 10 years, I've been working primarily with Amigos Library Services, providing preservation consulting and training with all sorts of cultural heritage institutions, and I have loved it. However times change, and at the end of the grant cycle, Amigos is eliminating their Imaging and Preservation Field Service. I'm very sad about the ending of something that's been wonderful for me personally, but more important, for the libraries, museums and archives that have been helped by everyone who has worked for the Field Service.
I am taking this as a sign that it's time to become an independent consultant, hopefully providing many of the same services to the same types of clients. I love my work and am passionate about helping people understand how to care for their collections. As an independent consultant, I hope to continue to provide the same kinds of assistance, and expand the range of services that I can provide beyond what Amigos was able to do.
Between now and the end of June, I'll be transitioning from one job to the other. I have plenty of clients to take care of before Amigos IPS closes its doors, and plenty of work to do to find new clients. I'll be making the rounds on the conference circuit, and hope that I'll see you at the Texas Association of Museums, the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries and Museums, or the Society of Southwest Archivists.
If I can help you figure out how to best preserve your collection, please let me know. I'd love to find solutions that are practical and achievable for your unique situation.