Library Establishes Science Fellowship

Posted March 2, 2004 at 2:18pm

A new fellowship aimed at promoting developments in conservation science has been established at the Library of Congress’ Services, Preservation Directorate, Research and Testing Division.

Sponsored by the Nielsen & Bainbridge Corp., which manufactures products to preserve artwork, the $35,000 fellowship will begin in fall 2004.

During the year long fellowship, the awardee will conduct research into the effects of zeolites — molecular sieves — on the long-term well-being of library materials and develop practical library applications for the technology. Scientists from the Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles who have conducted research into zeolites will work closely with the fellowship holder.

Applications — which must include a cover letter, a résumé and three references — should be sent to Mark Roosa, Director for Preservation, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20540-4500.

Those applications received by May 15 will be given priority.

For more information, go to www. loc.gov/preserv.

LOC to Host Discussion On Global Role of U.S.

An A-list panel of experts will be on hand Thursday in Room LJ 119 of the Library of Congress’ Thomas Jefferson Building for an afternoon symposium considering the United States’ global role from the Cold War to the present.

Symposium panelists are expected to include Henry Kissinger, former U.S. secretary of State during the Nixon and Ford administrations; Zbigniew Brzezinski, national security adviser during the Carter administration; Brent Scowcroft, national security adviser during the Ford and the first Bush administrations; and Richard Holbrooke, assistant secretary of State in the Carter and Clinton administrations.

The program, which runs from 2 to 6 p.m., is free and open to the public. A videotape of the event will later be available on the Library’s Web site, www.loc.gov.

— Bree Hocking