Sarah Reidell is the Margy E. Meyerson Head of Conservation in the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts. A conservator of rare books, paper, and parchment, she leads a new conservation program that cares for the long-term sustainability of the Libraries' special collections holdings and manages the Steven Miller Conservation Laboratory.
She held previous appointments at The New York Public Library as Associate Conservator for Rare Books and Paper (2006-2016) and in Harvard University Library as Conservator for Special Collections (2003-06).
Sarah received an MLIS/CAS in the Conservation and Preservation of Library and Archival Materials from the University of Texas and a BA in Anthropology from Bryn Mawr College. Sarah is a Fellow of The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) where she serves as the AIC Publications Committee Chair. She has also lectured and led numerous hands-on professional development workshops for conservators at leading national cultural institutions on areas of technical expertise and conservation practice.