Mark S. Roosa

Mark S. Roosa is Dean of Libraries at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California where he directs libraries on the Malibu campus and throughout the Los Angeles area. Prior to joining Pepperdine, Mr. Roosa was Director for Preservation at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, where he was responsible for the activities of the Preservation Directorate’s five divisions and two special programs which together provided care for more than 128 million items in a myriad of formats. Prior to moving to Washington, Mr. Roosa served as Chief Conservation Officer at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California where he directed a program to care for an extensive collection of rare books, manuscripts, photographs and works on paper pertaining to American History and Literature, Western Americana and the History of Science. Before joining the Huntington, Mr. Roosa was Preservation Officer at the University of Delaware Library. During that time he co-authored, Preservation Program Models: a Study Project and Report for the Association for Research Libraries.

Mr. Roosa maintains a life-long passion for libraries, research, learning and preservation of the cultural record as embodied in books, films, photographs, sound recordings and other media. In recent years he has been particularly interested in the preservation of music, including the development of new techniques for extracting speech and music from antique sound carriers.

Roosa received his bachelor’s degree in Music from the University of Minnesota, his MLIS from the University of California, Berkeley, and post graduate certification in preservation administration from Columbia University. In 2006, Mr. Roosa was a UCLA Senior Fellow.

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