Name: Eric Alstrom
Location: East Lansing, MI
Phone: (517) 884-0905
Specialties: Books,Unbound DocumentsPhotographs
Willing to Travel: No
Eric Alstrom received his MILS (Master of Information and Library Studies) at the University of Michigan, where he concentrated on archival management and interned at the Bentley Historical Library in conservation under the direction of James Craven. After graduation, Eric continued his training with Mr. Craven for several years. During this time he also worked at the Bessenberg Bindery, a small hand-bindery in Ann Arbor. After working at the University of Michigan Special Collections Library, Eric became the collections conservator at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. In 1998, he moved to Hanover, New Hampshire to start the conservation program at Dartmouth College. While at Dartmouth, he designed the College's state-of-the-art conservation lab and taught in the College's Book Arts Program. In 2004, Eric returned to Michigan to head Michigan State University Library's conservation department. Eric also teaches book arts and conservation workshops and exhibits his fine bindings both nationally and internationally. He is a member of the American Institute for Conservation and the Guild of Book Workers, for which he serves as the Guild';s Communications Chair and webmaster. Currently, Eric is not taking on any private work, but he would be happy to do consultations and give referrals.