Jeanne M. Drewes was chief of the Binding and Collections Care Section of the Preservation Directorate at the Library of Congress from 2006 to 2019 and is currently a cultural heritage consultant. Formerly, she was assistant director for access and preservation at Michigan State University Libraries and was head of the Preservation Department of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library at Johns Hopkins University. Drewes received the Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017. She received her MALS degree from the University of Missouri–Columbia and was a Mellon Intern for Preservation Administration at the University of Michigan. She is an active member of ALA, the American Institute for Conservation, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, and the Guild of Bookworkers. For forty years, Drewes has taught workshops and published on the topics of insurance and risk management, disaster planning, preservation outreach, and other areas of preservation. She was the managing editor for the 2005 edition of this book.