Preservation Committee Meeting: April 7, 2015

In person meeting, College of DuPage

Members attending:

  • Miriam Centeno 2014-2016, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (phone)
  • Jenny Dunbar 2014-2015, College of DuPage
  • Sandra Fritz 2013-2015, Illinois State Library
  • Lorraine Olley Eustice 2013-2015, University of Saint Mary of the Lake Mundelein Seminary
  • Beth McGowan 2013-2016, Northern Illinois University  

Members absent:

  • Gregory MacAyeal, 2014-2017, Northwestern University
  • Anne Thomason 2014-2017, Lake Forest College  

Staff attending:

  • Elizabeth Clarage
  • Nicole Swanson


  • Minutes of the March 3, 2015 meeting were approved at the meeting.
  • The Open House concept will be repeated in the Fall, with a focus on conservation
  • The Annual Project will follow roughly this outline: 
    • Introduction— revisit the purpose of the survey
    • Summary—state of the state of library preservation in CARLI
    • Further refinement
    • PC recommended action plan
      • Short-term
      • Long-term
  • Summer Burn Recovery Workshop:
    • Save the date announcement can go out by early May
    •  Registration can open June 1-July 2.
  • The meeting was adjourned at 2:35 pm


  • CARLI is underwriting the Burn Recovery Workshop; no registration fee is required.
  • CARLI is presenting an ebook conference on May 7 at the I-Hotel in Champaign.
  • The Springfield Open Houses were well-attended and evaluations were overwhelmingly positive.

Tasks Assigned

  • All committee members will recruit new members; preference is for staff members with preservation knowledge/expertise. The committee needs 5 new members—3/3 year term, 1 /2 year term, 1/1 year term. Nicole will follow up.
  • Lorraine will contact the Newberry Library about possible dates for an open house event in Fall 2015. Greg will contact the Northwestern University Library Preservation Department.
  • Beth McGowan will draft the preliminary report based on the Preservation Survey for review and discussion at the May meeting.
  • Annual Project report draft to be completed by April 28th.
  • Miriam and Lorraine will partner on a blog entry about training videos available for preservation and conservation techniques, digital preservation, or train-the-trainers, for the Fall.
  • Beth will write the May Newsletter Preservation Tip
  • Elizabeth and Nicole will talk with Business Services to order salvage wheels for the Summer Burn Recovery Workshop

Meeting Dates and Deadlines

  • Next meeting: May 5, 9:30-11 am (phone)