Preservation Committee Meeting: September 28, 2022

Conference Call / Zoom

Members attending:

  • Rob DeLand, VanderCook College of Music
  • Theresa Embrey, Pritzker Military Museum & Library
  • Tonia Grafakos, Northwestern University
  • Jade Kastel, Western Illinois University, co-chair
  • Bridget Lerette, Harper College

Members absent:

  • Melina Avery, University of Chicago, co-chair
  • Ellen Keith, Chicago History Museum
  • Heidi Marshall, Columbia College Chicago
  • Shelby Strommer, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

CARLI Staff attending:

  • Elizabeth Clarage

Tasks Assigned

  • Minutes taken by Rob DeLand.
  • List of volunteers for link checks can be found in the committee’s Box document. Link checks are due by the end of the committee year June 2023.  
    • Bridget and Elizabeth will decide on the final options for September.
      • General Preservation and Conservation Resources Sites: 2 people needed - Rob & Open
      • Training: Open
  • CARLI staff will send out an update about the November meeting to all committee members.


  • The August 2022 minutes were approved.
  • November meeting was moved from November 23 to November 30.


  • Member Announcement:
    • Tonia Grafakos (Northwestern University): The announcement of 2 open positions in the NU Libraries (a book and paper conservator and a project conservator) has been delayed while the new dean gets acclimated.  
  • CARLI Announcement:
    • The CARLI Collection Management Committee is also working on a project related to Archives.


  • Discussion was tabled re: a possible in-person meeting for this year, due to key members not able to attend.  
  • Committee discussed moving the dates for our November and December meetings. We were leaning towards November 30th and possibly skipping December; The Committee decided to move the November meeting and decide on December at a later date.
  • Two last assignments are needed for the Preservation Resources information on the CARLI website. This was to be discussed privately after this meeting.

Next Meeting Dates and Deadlines

The next Preservation Committee meeting will be October 26 from 1-2:30 p.m.

Future Committee Meeting Dates:
October 26, 2022, minutes taker: Theresa
November 23, 2022, minutes taker: Tonia
December 21, 2023, minutes taker: Ellen
January 25, 2023, minutes taker: Bridget
February 22, 2023, minutes taker: Heidi
March 22, 2023, minutes taker: Shelby
April 26, 2023, minutes taker: Rob
May 24, 2023, minutes taker: Theresa
June 28, 2023, minutes taker: Tonia