Marieka manages the Conservation Lab, which is comprised of the Book Repair Unit (repair of general collection books) and the Conservation Unit (conservation treatment of rare and special collection materials). She develops standards, policies, procedures, selection, and work flow for these units. She hires, trains, and supervises librarian, support staff, as well as hourly assistants, volunteers, and interns, working in the Conservation Lab. She also contributes to the conservation field through service, research, writing, presentations, and teaching, especially in the area of papyrus collections.
Marieka works closely with special collections curators to select items for conservation treatment and organizes conservation support for exhibits, digitization, and loan preparations. Other duties include providing disaster recovery services for library materials and engaging in outreach to the campus, local, and regional cultural heritage community. Marieka is readily available to answer conservation-related questions from library staff, students, and the public.
Marieka received a MA and certificate of advanced study in Art Conservation from Buffalo State College and a MLIS from San Jose State University. She started working in the field of library preservation in 1998, during her senior year at Brandeis University.