Preservation Committee Meeting: November 30, 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

Members absent:

  • Heidi Marshall, Columbia College Chicago
  • Shelby Strommer, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

CARLI Staff attending:

  • Elizabeth Clarage
  • Nicole Swanson

Tasks Assigned

  • Minutes taken by Tonia Grafakos.


  • December meeting has been canceled.
  • Meeting adjourned at 1:21 PM CST.


  • Member Announcements:
    • Western Illinois University has an open Library Specialist position.  More information on the position and instruction on how to apply is available at
    • Chicago History Museum has an open Reference Librarian position.  More information on the position and instruction on how to apply is available at
    • Congratulations were offered to the CARLI staff for a successful annual meeting.
  • CARLI Announcements:
    • CARLI annual meeting solicits sponsors. The money raised goes towards the CARLI Scholarship which provides financial assistance to current employees of CARLI Governing Member Libraries pursuing graduate studies leading to a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Three recipients received scholarships of $1,000 each this year.
    • A survey was sent to CARLI membership to help identify strategic initiatives for 2023-2025. The survey can be found at
    • Applications are still being accepted for CARLI Counts. CARLI Counts is a continuing education library leadership immersion program that prepares librarians to make effective use of research findings on the impact of academic libraries on student success for the twin purposes of service development and library advocacy. Deadline is 12/1/2022 but an extension can be requested.
    • Annie Serrano recently joined the CARLI staff as the Senior Library Application Coordinator. CARLI is now fully staffed.
    • CARLI Directors are voting on updates to CARLI bylaws. The changes are focused on updating the language and will have minimal impact to the mission of the organization.  
    • Additional libraries were added to I-Share. There are now 96 participating libraries.  
    • Upcoming PDA event: Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 10:00am to 11:00am. Hiring Library Staff: Best Practices for the Interviewer
    • Upcoming webinar: Tuesday, January 24, 2023 - 11:00am to 12:30pm. De-escalation: A Crucial Tool in Libraries for Promoting Intellectual Freedom
    • CARLI Collections Management Group is working on an archives survey using the 2015 Preservation Survey as a template to identify the needs of the membership.


  • Updates to the Preservation Links were briefly discussed. Consensus was that the recent PDA webinar on book repairs should be included under the Book repair links once it becomes available. The deadlines to check links is the last meeting of the year.

Next Meeting Dates and Deadlines

The next Preservation Committee meeting will be January 25, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.

Future Committee Meeting Dates:

  • January 25, 2023, minutes taker: Ellen
  • February 22, 2023, minutes taker: Bridget
  • March 22, 2023, minutes taker: Heidi
  • April 26, 2023, minutes taker: Shelby
  • May 24, 2023, minutes taker: Rob
  • June 28, 2023, minutes taker: Theresa

Preservation links must be checked by the June committee meeting, June 28, 2023.