Preservation Committee Meeting: May 9, 2022

Conference Call / Zoom

Members attending:

  • Melina Avery, University of Chicago
  • Robert DeLand, VanderCook College of Music, co-chair
  • Theresa Embrey, Pritzker Military Library and Museum
  • Nora Gabor, DePaul University
  • Tonia Grafakos, Northwestern University, co-chair
  • Jade Kastel, Western Illinois University
  • William Alan Schlaack, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Members absent:

  • Ellen Keith, Chicago History Museum
  • Becky Koch, Illinois State University

CARLI Staff attending:

  • Elizabeth Clarage
  • Nicole Swanson

Tasks Assigned

  • Minutes taken by Jade Kastel.
  • Committee members should check preservation resources web links.
  • Committee members will give comments on the annual report to Tonia and Rob.


  • April minutes were approved.


  • Committee Announcements:
    • None
  • CARLI Announcements:
    • Wednesday, May 11, is our next CARLI Directors’ Institute Series: Effective Ways to Onboard New Employees presented by Ben Mead-Harvey
    • June 21, The Power of Presentation: Enhancing Your Slides for Engagement presented by Jamie Nelson
    • CARLI has reached to recommendations on volunteers to join Preservation Committee.


  • Quick Tips for Disasters & Emergencies: Article Assignments
    • Upcoming article schedule:
      • May: Jade (interview with Julie)
      • June: Melina (wrap-up)
  • Annual Report
    • Chairs have created a draft of the committee’s annual report and request feedback from committee members.
    • Fire Prevention Program statistics to include in the annual report. 112 registrants, 53 live attendees, 42 have watched the recording.
  • Preservation Resources URL Checking
    • Tonia reminded the group to review their Preservation Web Resources links and the committee discussed finishing up the project by the next meeting.
  • FY23 Chair / Co-Chair
    • The committee will pick a chair or co-chairs for the upcoming year at its next meeting.

Next Meeting Dates and Deadlines

The next Preservation Committee meeting will be June 13, 2022, at 10:30am.


  • Article assignments:
    • 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.