Kyle Clark

Conservation Technician

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He/Him/His

Email

clarkkya@umich.edu

Phone

734-763-2045

Mailing address

3202 Buhr Building

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-3209

Kyle Clark

Conservation Technician

About me

My career in libraries began with studying bookbinding, letterpress printing, and papermaking at the University of Alabama's MFA book arts program. Learning about the craft legacy of bookbinding, printing, and papermaking in addition to exploring the book throughout history helped guide me toward the field of conservation. My own conservation philosophy is rooted in an appreciation for craft and a desire to uphold the integrity of the book, author, and the work of the craftsperson while also ensuring the book's long term useability by library patrons. To this end, I am constantly striving to produce more refined conservation decisions and the implementation of quality craftsmanship and materials when intervening in the life of a book.

Work Experience:

Conservatin Technician, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, 2017

Internships:

Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, 2016

Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, 2016

Education:

MLIS | The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 2021 (expected)

MFA | Book Arts, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 2017

BS | Art Education, The University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, Georgia, 2013

Professional Organizations:

Guild of Book Workers, 2014-present

College Book Art Association, 2014-present

American Institute for Conservation, 2016-present

Languages

English

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