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Roberta Pilette receives 2011 Banks Harris Preservation Award

It was recently announced that Roberta Pilette is the 2011 Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris Preservation Award recipient. Ms. Pilette is currently the Director of the Preservation Department and Chief Preservation Officer for the Yale University Library. Her on-going impact on the preservation field as an active leader, educator, and mentor has spanned over twenty-five years, and she continues to be intimately involved in some of the most important explorations and discussions going on in the field today. She has influenced the development of our current preservation practices as well as shaped a generation of library and archives preservation administrators and conservators.

The Banks-Harris Award includes a $1,500 cash grant donated by Preservation Technologies, L.P., and a citation. The Award was presented during a ceremony at the American Library Association Annual Conference.