Preservation Committee

Chair: Shelby Strommer
Past Chair: Rob DeLand
Past Chair: Tonia Grafakos
Past Chair: Jade Kastel
CARLI Staff Liaison: Elizabeth Clarage
CARLI Staff Liaison: Nicole Swanson

Name Term Institution
Theresa Embrey2021-2024Pritzker Military Museum & Library
Patti Gibbons2023-2026University of Chicago
Tonia Grafakos2018-2024Northwestern University
Gabriel Hamer2023-2026Newberry Library
Jade Kastel2021-2024Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
Heidi Marshall2022-2025Columbia College Chicago
Bonnie Parr2023-2025Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
Shelby Strommer2022-2025University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Bradley Wiles2023-2026Northern Illinois University

Body to which the group reports: Governance Board

The CARLI Preservation Committee works with the CARLI staff and members to identify, develop, and encourage cooperation and collaboration for preservation in a consortial setting. The committee will identify efficient and cost-effective best practices. The Preservation Committee will collaborate with other CARLI committees and ad hoc groups to discuss issues of common interest and to facilitate joint program planning.

The committee may be assigned projects by the Governance Board, or may independently develop projects and initiatives within the scope of its charge or in collaboration with other ad hoc groups. The Preservation Committee acknowledges historical, structural, and systemic injustice, values the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and will ensure that CARLI’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is embedded in their work. The committee will identify educational and training needs within its scope of responsibility and its collaboration with other committees, and will develop workshops, seminars, webinars, or other education opportunities to meet the needs of the membership. The committee will prepare appropriate documentation and reports, and will submit an annual report of its activities and accomplishments to Board of Directors.