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Preservation Services Staff

 

 


Ann Marie Willer
, Director of Preservation Services

Ann Marie Willer has worked as a professional in the field of library preservation since 2002. She has expertise in preservation program management, digitization workflows and best practices, the preservation of paper-based and audio-visual materials, and disaster preparedness and response. She previously served as Preservation Librarian for the MIT Libraries and the University of North Texas Libraries and has paraprofessional experience in special collections, exhibits, cataloging, and general collections conservation. Ann Marie is a member of the American Library Association's Preservation and Reformatting Section and has presented at national and regional conferences on a wide range of topics including diversity and inclusion in libraries and archives, emergency preparedness, audio-visual assessment, and preservation administration.

 

Ann Marie has a long association with NEDCC, beginning with a grant-funded collection assessment at the UNT Libraries in 2004. She was invited to join the NEDCC Advisory Committee after moving to the MIT Libraries in 2006, and she served as Chair of the Committee from 2012-2013. Ann Marie earned an MS in Library Science from the University of North Texas, a graduate certificate in Preservation Management from Rutgers, and an MA in Musicology from the Eastman School of Music.

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Sean Ferguson, Preservation Specialist

Sean joined NEDCC in 2017 and works from his office in Alexandria, Virginia.  He provides preservation information and outreach to clients nationwide, including assessments, consultations, training programs, and disaster assistance. From July 2018 to June 2019, he served as NEDCC’s Performing Arts Readiness Emergency Preparedness Consultant for New England, providing emergency preparedness consultations and training to performing arts organizations. Sean also represented NEDCC on the COSTEP MA (Coordinated Statewide Emergency Preparedness in Massachusetts) Executive Committee from May 2017 to July 2019. As an intern, Sean served as a Web, Archives, and Digital Asset Management Intern for the Boston Ballet and assisted the Mary Baker Eddy Library in preserving its collection of audiovisual materials. Sean earned a BA in History at Vassar College and an MLIS from Simmons College School of Library and Information Science.

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Becky Geller, Preservation Specialist

Becky Geller joined the Preservation Services team in 2018 and provides preservation information and outreach, including assessments, consultations, training programs, and disaster assistance. She is a certified archivist and has nearly ten years of experience in public libraries, having recently held positions in Reference Services and the Western History & Genealogy departments at the Denver Public Library. In 2016, she traveled to Serbia with the “Exploring Libraries and Archives” program and presented a talk on her experience. Becky’s interests include informational literacy, intellectual freedom, and balancing preservation and access. She holds a BA in Art History from Colorado College and an MLS from Emporia State University.

Stephanie Garafolo, Preservation Specialist

Stephanie Garafolo joined the Preservation Services team in 2019 and provides preservation information and outreach, including assessments, consultations, training programs, and disaster assistance.  She earned a Master of Liberal Arts in Museum Studies from Harvard University Extension School and has worked in the museum field since 2009. Her roles include working with contemporary artists and site-specific installations at Le Laboratoire Cambridge, craft objects and archives at the Fuller Craft Museum, and most recently as Communications Coordinator at the Armenian Museum of America in Watertown, MA as part of the Museum’s holistic renovation to improve the visitor experience through enhanced collections scholarship and interpretation.

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Kim O'Leary
, Technology and Events Coordinator

Kim O'Leary has been with NEDCC since 1994. Her previous experience includes 12 years as Office Manager for the Textile Conservation Center at the American Textile History Museum in Lowell, MA. Kim is responsible for maintaining NEDCC’s website, coordinating conference and workshop venues, and processing registrations for all training programs. Kim also troubleshoots IT issues for the staff and assists with travel arrangements for international visitors. She earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Columbus University.