A Peak at the MSU Library Remote Storage Facility

Written by: Bexx Caswell-Olson

Primary Source: Wallace Conservation Lab, January 13, 2016

Books out at our new remote storage facility are nestled into trays on brand new compact shelving.

Shelving the books in trays and by barcode (instead of call number) allows for a more efficient use of space and faster recall time.

Books at remote storage can by recalled by patrons, and picked up at the Main Library.~ Bexx

Books out at our new remote storage facility are nestled into trays on brand new compact shelving. Shelving the books in trays and by barcode (instead of call number) allows for a more efficient use of space and faster recall time. Books at remote storage can by recalled by patrons, and picked up at the Main Library.

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Bexx Caswell-Olson
Before migrating to Michigan and beginning work at the MSU Libraries Wallace Conservation Lab, Bexx Caswell-Olson was employed as a bookbinder and book conservator in private practice in Iowa City, IA. Prior to running her own business, Bexx spent nearly a decade living in the Boston area where she worked in a variety of libraries and conservation labs, including those at Harvard and MIT. She is Vice President of the Guild of Book Workers, a national organization for those working in bookbinding, book conservation, and the book arts. Bexx holds a Certificate in Bookbinding from the North Bennet Street School and a Master’s of Library Science from Simmons College. In addition to her passion for bookbinding, Bexx also has an affinity for typography, bibliomysteries, seed bead weaving, and vegan baking.