Preservation Committee Meeting: June 13, 2022

Conference Call / Zoom

Members attending:

  • Melina Avery, University of Chicago
  • Rob 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
  • Ellen Keith, Chicago History Museum
  • Becky Koch, Illinois State University
  • William Schlaack, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

CARLI Staff attending:

  • Elizabeth Clarage
  • Nicole Swanson

Board Liaisons:

  • Pattie Piotrowski, University of Illinois Springfield

Tasks Assigned

  • Minutes taken by Nora Gabor.


  • The meeting began at 10:35am.
  • The May minutes were approved.
  • Jade and Melina will be the Preservation committee co-chairs for 2022-2023.
  • Meeting adjourned at 11:06 am.


  • Member Library Announcements:
    • Ellen Keith (Chicago History Museum): Archival materials are moved back and are continuing to become available as they are checked in.
    • Pattie Piotrowski (University of Illinois Springfield): The university archivist position for University of Illinois Springfield will be posted soon.
    • Tonia Grafakos (Northwestern University): Outside of the meeting, Tonia sent the committee information about the Chicago Alliance for Response Kick-off Forum taking place at the Chicago History Museum on June 29, 2022. At the meeting Tonia asked of those who registered if you need to be a member of AIC to sign up. You do not need to be a member, but you will need an AIC login. The group was encouraged to share widely.
    • Rob DeLand (VanderCook College of Music): Rob shared that Music Reference Services Quarterly reached out to see if he would be willing to expand his April Newsletter tip “Quick Tips for Disasters & Emergencies: Salvage Priorities Roadmap” into an article for them. It is currently in the works.
  • CARLI Announcements:
    • Nicole shared that four new appointments to the Preservation Committee have been confirmed for 2022-2023. They are:
      • Bridget Lerette, Harper College, 3-year term
      • Heidi Marshall, Columbia College Chicago, 3-year term
      • Shelby Strommer, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 3-year term
      • Rob DeLand, continuing 1-year term
    • Nicole also shared that on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, the PDA alliance is offering The Power of Presentation: Enhancing Your Slides for Engagement presented by Jamie Nelson from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.


  • Quick Tips for Disasters & Emergencies: Article Assignments
    • Melina is writing up the wrap-up.
    • Jade’s interview with Julie Wroblewski from the Chicago History Museum is finished, she is just waiting for approval from Julie.
  • Checking Preservation Links
    • We are in pretty good shape, almost all links have been checked. Will is planning to check his before rolling off the committee.
  • Final report
    • The report was submitted. The CARLI board met on Friday and confirmed that they had received the committee reports and thanked all the committees for their work this year.
  • Nominations for 2022-2023 committee chair(s)
    • Melina and Jade will be the chairs for the 2022-2023 committee.
    • Elizabeth and Nicole will help organize the first meeting for 2022-2023 and create the agenda.
    • The committee chairs and members should consider whether they would like to have their meeting in person if possible. There would be a virtual option even if the meeting is held in person.
  • Thank yous
    • The group thanked Tonia and Rob for all their excellent work as co-chairs for 2021-2022.
    • The chairs thanked the group for their hard work.
    • The group thanked the article writers.
    • The group also thanked our CARLI staff and board members, Elizabeth, Nicole, and Pattie.
    • The committee thanked the three committee members rolling off for their service:
      • Nora Gabor
      • Becky Koch
      • William Schlaack

Next Meeting Dates and Deadlines

Future Committee Meeting Dates:
2022-2023 meetings TBD


  • Article assignments:
    • Jade: Interview with Julie Wroblewski
    • Melina Avery: June wrap up by June 24th