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Holly Prochaska

University of Cincinnati
Department Head
Cincinnati, OH
Holly A. Prochaska has been the preservation librarian for the University of Cincinnati Libraries (UCL) since 2006 and the co-manager of the Preservation Lab - a collaborative book and paper conservation lab jointly managed and funded by the University of Cincinnati and the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.  Holly proposed the collaborative preservation lab model in 2011 and has been involved in the lab’s development since its inception. In her 22 years at UCL she has also served as Director of [Library] Facilities and Head of the Geology-Math-Physics Library. She is active in the Ohio Preservation Council (OPC), serving as chair from ‘16-‘17, and currently as the education and programming committee chair.  

An essay about the collaborative lab can be found in:  Prochaska, H. and Ferguson Schieszer, A. (2020). Adding Value – Increasing Access and Visibility to Historic Binding Structures. In Julia Miller (Ed.), Suave Mechanicals: Essays on the History of Bookbinding, vol. 6 (1st ed., pp.364-417), Ann Arbor, MI, Legacy Press.