Preservation Committee Meeting: April 11, 2022

Conference Call / Zoom

Members attending:

  • Melina Avery, University of Chicago
  • Theresa Embrey, Pritzker Military Library and Museum
  • Nora Gabor, DePaul University
  • Tonia Grafakos, Northwestern University, co-chair
  • Jade Kastel, Western Illinois University
  • Ellen Keith, Chicago History Museum  
  • Becky Koch, Illinois State University

Members Absent:

  • Rob DeLand, VanderCook College of Music, co-chair
  • William Schlaack, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

CARLI Staff attending:

  • Elizabeth Clarage
  • Nicole Swanson

Board Liaison:

  • Pattie Piotrowski, University of Illinois Springfield

Tasks Assigned

  • Minutes taken by Melina Avery.  


  • The meeting began at 10:30am.
  • March minutes were approved.
  • Meeting adjourned at 11:00 am.



  • Quick Tips for Disasters & Emergencies: Article Assignments
    • Upcoming article schedule:
      • April: Rob (roadmap of most valuable items)
      • May: Jade (interview)
      • June: Melina (wrap-up)
  • Preservation Resources URL Checking
    • Tonia reminded the group to review their Preservation Web Resources links.
    • Guidelines: broken links that can be replaced with a new link by simply emailing Elizabeth and Nicole; adding or replacing links with something new is for committee discussion.
    • Suggested new links were discussed and approved. Committee members who should send short descriptions of the new links to Nicole and Elizabeth.
    • Due date: end of June
  • Annual Report
    • Tonia is working on the annual report which is due 5/31.
    • A draft should be ready for committee review by the May meeting.
    • Submission before Memorial Day (Friday 5/27/22) is preferable.

Next Meeting Dates and Deadlines

The next Preservation Committee meeting will be May 9, 2022, at 10:30am.

Future Committee Meeting Dates:
May 9, 2022, minutes taker: Jade
June 13, 2022, minutes taker: Nora

Article assignments:

  • Rob DeLand: April (roadmap of most valuable items)
  • May: Jade (interview)
  • June: Melina (wrap-up)

Annual Report: Due 5/31 (preferably 5/27)
Finish checking links and send descriptions of new links to Nicole and Elizabeth by the end of June.