Suzanne Sawyer

  • Preservation Specialist
  • University Libraries, UNCG

I am a preservation specialist and artist with eight years of conservation experience, including working in two academic libraries and at a private conservation lab. In December 2021, I completed an MLIS at University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a concentration in Special Collections and Archives Studies. I also hold an MFA in Book Arts, BFA in Art Education, and BSW in Social Work. I am interested in research topics such as rankism and organizational culture in academic libraries; book repair and interesting conservation treatments; and artists’ books and their preservation.

There are 8 included publications by Suzanne Sawyer :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Black Bodies, White Gold: Art, Cotton, and Commerce in the Atlantic World, by A. Arabindan-Kesson [book review] 2021 27 Black Bodies, White Gold is a compelling study of the inextricably entangled histories of cotton production and slavery, as well as how those histories can be either represented or obscured in visual art.
Fostering the Evolution of Library Roles through Reframing 2021 23 In the previous chapter, we began with a discussion about how end users view each and every library employee as a librarian. "When people are seeking help in your library, YOU are a librarian," stated former youth services consultant for the State Li...
Get on the Balcony: There Is Plenty of Room [slides] 2020 188 Slides from a presentation given March 9, 2020 at the LAUNC-CH Conference in Chapel Hill, NC. A world that is changing requires leaders and professionals to adapt themselves and their organizations to meet new and different challenges and ideals. Gab...
If you've got time to lean...rethinking productivity [Slides] 2022 31 Slides presented at the Library Association at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (LAUNC-CH) Conference held virtually on Monday, March 14, 2022
(Not) Another Anti-Racist Reading Group: From Discussion to Action [slides] 2021 49 Panel presentation for ASERL 2021. In the months since the Black Lives Matter uprisings in the summer of 2020, much has been written about the use of reading lists and book clubs to educate and facilitate difficult conversations about racism, and muc...
Rankism and Marginalization in Academic Libraries 2021 63 “When people are seeking help in your library, YOU are a librarian," shared Lori Special, former youth services consultant for the State Library of North Carolina and current University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) library and information s...
Silenced and Siloed: Racism, Rankism and the Age of COVID [Slides] 2021 47 Slides presented at the Critical Pedagogy Symposium held online May 17-19, 2021.
Unfolding, by M. Shlian [book review] 2021 18 Matthew Shlian, an artist and paper engineer, has spent the last twenty years exploring and exploiting the characteristics of one material: paper. Unfolding provides a retrospective of Shlian’s work and process by means of his own writings and a weal...