Preservation Committee Meeting: October 26, 2022

Conference Call / Zoom

Members attending:

  • Melina Avery, University of Chicago
  • Rob DeLand, VanderCook College of Music
  • Teri Embrey, Pritzker Military Museum & Library
  • Tonia Grafakos, Northwestern University
  • Jade Kastel, Western Illinois University
  • Ellen Keith, Chicago History Museum
  • Bridget Lerette, Harper College
  • Heidi Marshall, Columbia College Chicago
  • Shelby Strommer, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Guest present:

  • Rachel Miller-Haughton, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

CARLI Staff attending:

  • Elizabeth Clarage
  • Nicole Swanson

Tasks Assigned

  • Minutes taken by Teri Embrey.


  • The September 2022 minutes were approved.
  • Rescheduling of tours at the Newberry Library and Chicago History Museum have been tabled for a future date, possibly Summer 2023.
  • November meeting changed to November 30, 2022 at 1 PM CST.
  • December meeting has been canceled.
  • Meeting adjourned at 1:41 PM CST.


  • Member Announcements:
    • No member announcements
  • CARLI Announcements:
    • The Professional Development Alliance will have a talk on November 10 on book repair. (
    • CARLI staff shared an email that appeared on the CORE preservation email list from Jennifer Teper regarding a collaborative project at the University of Illinois to make sustainable case paper.


  • Monthly Topics for Preservation 101 articles were discussed. Addition of Preservica/WARCS in month(s) where appropriate was encouraged. Committee members expressed interest in alternatives to Preservica.
  • Updating of website resource links were discussed. New links should be added to committee’s Box note and a message sent via email for committee discussion. If committee agrees on the addition, CARLI staff will add to the webpage.
  • Discussion of commercial library binding preferences ensued.
  • Other topics discussed briefly included the Driehaus Museum and the upcoming Chicago Collections Consortium program featuring new directors at area institutions on November 3, 2022 at 6 PM CST.

Next Meeting Dates and Deadlines

The next Preservation Committee meeting will be November 30, 2022 at 1 PM CST.

Future Committee Meeting Dates:

November 30, 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