Preservation Committee Meeting: January 25, 2016


Members Attending:

  • Mary Burns, Northern Illinois University
  • Miriam Centeno, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Jenny Dunbar, College of DuPage
  • Beth McGowan, Northern Illinois University
  • Melanie Schoenborn, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • Anne Thomason, Lake Forest College

Members Absent:

  • Patrick Brown, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • Greg MacAyeal, Northwestern University
  • Jamie Nelson, DePaul University

Staff Attending:

  • Elizabeth Clarage
  • Nicole Swanson


  • Mary Burns was selected to take minutes
  • The December 17, 2015 minutes were approved
  • Meeting adjourned at approximately 10:40 am.

Discussion Items

  • Annual Projects.
    • November and December Preservation Tips are outstanding, everyone is doing their best to get these completed.
    • Miriam’s January Preservation Tip will be ready; Anne will have time to complete her case study today. Patrick’s can be added to the blog in the future.
    • The size and content of the tips were discussed, as well as their intension to be added as resources to the annual project website.
  • Preservation Resources Website
    • Elizabeth proposed removing the “Heritage Preservation” and “Heritage Health Index” from the General Preservation and Conservation Resources.  Heritage Preservation has now transitioned to the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation Historic and Artistic & FAIC is not keeping all the programs that Heritage Preservation was undertaking. This motion was approved.
  • Open House/Workshop/In person meeting in April
    • Miriam discussed logistics about the Workshop April 18th.
    • One discussion item on the agenda for the April 19th in-person meeting at the CARLI Office will be the webpage for the annual project.

Tasks Assigned

  • Beth will add descriptions to her suggested resources.
  • Miriam will follow up with Josh about the Workshop

Next Meeting Dates

  • February 15, 2016, conference call
  • March 21, 2016, conference call
  • April 19, 2016, in-person meeting
  • May 16, 2016, conference call
  • June 20, 2016, conference call