CARLI Preservation Committee Meeting: May 10, 2023

Conference Call/Zoom

Members Attending:

  • Melina Avery, University of Chicago, co-chair
  • Teri Embrey, Pritzker Military Museum & Library
  • Tonia Grafakos, Northwestern University
  • Ellen Keith, Chicago History Museum (minutes)
  • Bridget Lerette, Harper College
  • Heidi Marshall, Columbia College Chicago
  • Shelby Strommer, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Members absent:

  • Rob DeLand, VanderCook College of Music
  • Jade Kastel, Western Illinois University, co-chair

CARLI Staff attending:

  • Elizabeth Clarage
  • Nicole Swanson

Tasks Assigned

  • Minutes taken by Ellen Keith.
  • All members should review the draft committee report and send edits to Melina.


  • The April meeting minutes were approved.
  • The meeting adjourned at 1:52 p.m.


  • Member Announcements:
    • Melina Avery (University of Chicago). Multiple hirings at the University of Chicago Library. June 23 tour at 1 pm of University of Chicago Library.
    • Heidi Marshall (Columbia College Chicago): Center for Black Music Research at Columbia College Chicago Library closed June-January for HVAC.
  • CARLI Announcement:
    • Shared Spaces program will have the second in its series on 5/16 with presenters from UI-Springfield. There is also a PDA webinar on 5/15 on digitizing photographs from NEDCC sponsored by the Boston Library Consortium.


  • Annual Projects:
    • Melina Avery working on digital preservation of video games article for May. She has shared content with Jade who is writing the article for June.
  • Preservation Webliography Links:
    • Two sections need to be reviewed.
  • Draft of Committee’s Annual Report
    • The draft was sent to members. Some suggestions of edits provided.
    • Feel free to email Melina with suggestions, needs to be finalized by end of May.
  • Committee
    • Still looking for members.
    • The committee will need co-chairs for the upcoming year.
    • The committee was in agreement to hold the first meeting of 2023-24 in person.
  • We had a lively discussion regarding professional development opportunities.

Next Meeting Dates and Deadlines

The next Preservation Committee meeting will be June 28, 2023.

Minutes will be taken by Teri.

The Committee’s Annual Report is due May 31, 2023.
Preservation links must be checked by the June committee meeting, June 28, 2023.