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Phone: (309) 438-3450

E-mail: Jen Johnson

Preservation at Milner Library

Milner Library's preservation program supports the library's mission by ensuring continued access of materials for Illinois State University students, faculty and other users. The department is administered by a full-time Head of Preservation and University Archives and contains two operational units:

  • The Binding Unit is responsible for preparation of periodicals, serials, monographs, pamphlets, theses, dissertations, and various other items for shipment to the commercial bindery. Contact: Deb Shambrook (309) 438-5361.
  • The Conservation Unit performs conservation treatments on circulating and non-circulating items including book repairs and specialized item-level treatments for Special Collections,  Archives and client libraries. Conservation personnel also respond to Milner Library Disasters by assisting recovery of wet or mold-affected materials. Contact: Jen Johnson (309) 438-3450.

The Preservation Department also oversees disaster planning and training, and participates in special projects that impact the preservation of materials for Milner Library and for the libraries of Illinois State University's Metcalf School and University High School. The Department may be able to assist you in locating appropriate providers for repair, binding and disaster recovery services. Please see also Milner Library's Preservation Policy.

Preservation Sites

Center for Conservation and Preservation

Milner Library's Center for Conservation and Preservation offers preservation and conservation services to all Illinois libraries. Under the direction of the preservation department, the Center performs treatments on library materials and provides training for library staff.

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Milner Library
Campus Box 8900
201 North School St.
Normal, Il 61790-8900
Phone: 309.438.3451

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Last Updated: 6/22/16