President Emeritus

Donald EtheringtonNationally and internationally recognized for innovative design and implementation of state-of-the-art conservation procedures, including phased preservation programs for libraries and institutions, Don brings over 45 years of professional experience to the president’s chair at ECS.

After extensive training in England, he established a four-year program in bookbinding and design at the Southampton College of Art. He has conducted workshops and seminars for diverse groups and institutions such as the University of Texas, the University of Maryland, the Guild of Bookworkers, the American Library Association, the India Conservation Institute in Lucknow, India, and the American University in Cairo.

He holds the position of Honorary Fellow in both the American Institute for Conservation and the International Institute for Conservation. Other professional affiliations include the Guild of Bookworkers (Past Chairman, Standards Committee), Accredited Fellow Institute of Paper Conservation in England and member of the American Library Association.