25 January 2016


Camille George, Librarian I, Rare Books Section, Heritage Library Division, NALIS is the recipient of the Friends of the British Library Preventive Conservation Voluntary Work Opportunity 2016. This Voluntary Work Opportunity is funded by the Friends of the British Library.


In July of 2015, the Conservation department at the British Library announced their Preventive Conservation Voluntary Placement programme for a three month period, beginning January 2016. George was short listed along with other international and local applicants and was selected after the final interview.


The Heritage Librarian will “work” alongside the British Library Preventive Conservation Team and their colleagues in conservation, conservation science, curatorial departments, reading rooms and imaging services.  The British Library said, “The placement will focus on developing best practice to ensure responsible stewardship through handling and use, environmental monitoring, disaster preparedness and integrated pest management.” Through this experience George will gain the knowledge to identify and manage risks to collections.


The Heritage Library Division of NALIS is responsible for preserving all print and non-print material relevant to heritage and welcomes the opportunity as it will be of great benefit for the management of the Rare Books Room which houses the historical, social and cultural documentary heritage of the country.


NALIS wishes to congratulate Camille George and look forward to her return and sharing of knowledge, skills and expertise gained