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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Lee Ann Larson

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Lee Ann Larson

Voice: (507)389-1964 Fax: (507)389-5155


Providing, maintaining records, and advising for the preservation efforts of Memorial Library's print collections including binding/gluing and mending. I also provide tours of the library, create book preservation displays, and give class tours of the preservation and bindery area.

Preservation FAQ

Do You Have an Old Bible or Book You Need rebound, restored, OR REPAIRED

Care, handling and storage of books

How to treat a book.

Take the all Staff Preservation Quiz ,or Preservation 101

Why Can't I Eat in the Library

Preserving the Life of Our Books

Student training at Memorial Library - Preventive Preservation

Conservation Maintains Books for Library Use

Library Disaster Planning and Recovery

Guidelines for Information About Preservation Products ANSI/NISO 2001


Please feel free to contact me by phone (507) 389-1964 or by e-mail!


Skills and Education

Preservation Management Certificate
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Completed Aug. 2001

Music Repair and Preservation Workshop
Eastman School of Music
Sibley Music Library
Rochester, New York
July 1-7, 1997

Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Repairing Books
Minneapolis, Minnesota
March 1995

University of Wisconsin, Madison
Preservation Worshop/Repair Techniques
December 1993 in Janesville, Wisconsin

Professional Activities

  • The Changing Book, Transitions in Design, Production and Preservation, U of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City 22 July 2005 - 25 July 2005
  • Preservation Interest Group
    St.Paul, 1997-2001
  • Environmental Guidelines Workshop
    UMCA, Minneapolis, 1998
  • Soaring to Excellence, Teleconferences for Library/Media Staff, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2003
  • Branch Out, 1992, 1993, 2003 (presentor)

Employment History

  • MSU Memorial Library, Bindery and Preservation Department, 1989 to present
  • MSU Business Affairs Office, Accounts Receivables, and Disbursements 1976 to 1989

Service Activities

  • MSU Assistant Disaster Recovery Team Leader
  • MSU Memorial Library Paraprofessional Classified Staff Organization
  • MSU Graduation Committee
  • MSU Memorial Library Preservation Task Force
  • MSU Clerical/Technical Committee