Preservation

Preservation Committee Meeting: March 13, 2017

CONFERENCE CALL

Members Attending:

  • Jenny Dunbar, College of DuPage
  • Jennifer Hunt Johnson, Illinois State University
  • Greg MacAyeal, Northwestern University
  • Beth McGowan, co-chair, Northern Illinois University
  • Jamie Nelson, DePaul University
  • Bonnie Parr, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
  • Meghan Ryan, National Louis University
  • Melanie Schoenborn, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • Anne Thomason, co-chair, Lake Forest College

Staff Attending:

Recovery from a Disaster – Salvaging Your Collection Materials

Bonnie Parr, Historical Documents Conservator, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Fire, water, mold – what do you do when faced with collection materials affected by these types of disasters?  The decision to undertake salvage efforts in-house or to use a vendor who provides recovery services depends on the severity of the damage, quantity of materials affected, and resources available.  The following information provides basic considerations and guidelines for recovering burned, wet, or moldy library materials.

Supplies and Tools for Library Disaster Response

Meghan Ryan, Archives and Metadata Assistant, National Louis University

When preparing for emergencies for your library, gathering the appropriate supplies and tools are key to mitigating any disaster. Depending on your library’s environment and building structure, you will need specific tools to meet specific needs. The first step in gathering supplies and tools is to assign a member of your emergency response team as a supply coordinator.

Preservation Committee Meeting: December 12, 2016

CONFERENCE CALL

Members Attending:

  • Jenny Dunbar, College of DuPage
  • Jennifer Hunt Johnson, Illinois State University
  • Beth McGowan, co-chair, Northern Illinois University
  • Jamie Nelson, DePaul University 
  • Bonnie Parr, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
  • Meghan Ryan, National Louis University
  • Anne Thomason, co-chair, Lake Forest College

Members Absent:

In-House Management of Disasters

Jen Hunt Johnson, Conservator and Preservation Specialist, Illinois State University

From that pesky drip to a burst pipe, to a power outage or contained fire, small disasters can carry all the stress of the big guys. Much like their large-scale counterparts, successful outcomes rely on solid preparation.

Preservation Committee Meeting: November 14, 2016

Conference Call

Members attending:

  • Jenny Dunbar, College of DuPage
  • Jennifer Hunt Johnson, Illinois State University
  • Greg MacAyeal, Northwestern University
  • Beth McGowan, co-chair, Northern Illinois University
  • Jamie Nelson, DePaul University
  • Meghan Ryan, National-Louis University
  • Melanie Schoenborn, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • Anne Thomason, co-chair, Lake Forest College

Member absent:

Disaster Planning: Getting Started

Greg MacAyeal, Curator of the Music Library, Northwestern University

Collections Care Workshop

The CARLI Preservation Committee is pleased to sponsor a Collections Care Workshop at Milner Library at Illinois State University.

The instructor for the day will be Jennifer Hunt Johnson, Conservation and Preservation Specialist at Illinois State University. Through lecture, demonstration, and hands-on activities, participants will learn considerations for and basic treatment of circulating print collections.  This workshop will not involve treatments for rare or special collections materials.

CARLI will provide box lunches (sandwich, side, cookie) and a drink for lunch.

Preservation Committee Meeting: October 11, 2016

Conference Call

Members attending:

  • Jenny Dunbar, College of DuPage
  • Jennifer Hunt Johnson, Illinois State University
  • Greg MacAyeal, Northwestern University
  • Beth McGowan, co-chair, Northern Illinois University
  • Bonnie Parr, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
  • Meghan Ryan, National-Louis University
  • Anne Thomason, co-chair, Lake Forest College

Members absent:

Preservation Committee Meeting: September 12, 2016

CONFERENCE CALL

Members Attending:

  • Jenny Dunbar, College of DuPage
  • Jennifer Hunt Johnson, Illinois State University
  • Beth McGowan, co-chair, Northern Illinois University
  • Jamie Nelson, DePaul University
  • Bonnie Parr, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
  • Meghan Ryan, National-Louis University
  • Melanie Schoenborn, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Members Absent:

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