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Staff Profile: Martha Horan


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Martha Horan

Head of Preservation Strategies

mhoran@miami.edu

(305) 284-8425

Martha Horan joined the Faculty as Head of Preservation Strategies in October 2017. She comes most recently from the Yale University Libraries. At the University of Miami, she is responsible for managing the Library’s preservation and conservation efforts. Preservation efforts range from monitoring climate control for collections, developing disaster planning and response strategies, coordinating and implementing collection surveys, providing exhibition preparation support and participating in efforts to preserve audiovisual and digital material. The Library's Conservation Lab is a state of the art facility, where experienced Conservators treat a range of book and paper-based materials, with a focus on treating the Library's Distinctive Collections. 

Previously she worked for George Blood Audio and Video as Registrar and in 2011 was granted an IMLS Fellowship in Preservation Administration at the New York Public Library. She has held internships at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University and in the Audio Archives at WNYC – New York Public Radio.

She holds a Masters in Information Studies (MSIS) from the University of Texas at Austin and a Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in Preservation Administration from the Kilgarlin Center for Preservation of the Cultural Record at the University of Texas at Austin. She holds a BA from Bates College.

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