Jennifer Hain Teper

Bud Velde Professor of Library Preservation and Head, Preservation Services, Professor, University Library

Preservation Services Unit

425 Main Library

1408 West Gregory Drive

Urbana, IL 61801

(217) 244-5689

jhain@illinois.edu

Previous Position(s)

Bud Velde Preservation Librarian and Head, Preservation and Conservation, Associate Professor University Library 2009-2015

Adjunct Professor, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois 2008 - present

Head, Conservation Unit and Assistant Professor 2001-2009

Education

University of Texas at Austin M.L.I.S./C.A.S. 2000

University of Richmond, Westhampton College B.S. 1994


Awards and Distinctions

Awards

Appointed as one of two library representatives for the State of Illinois at the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) “Connecting to Collections: A Call to Action” National Conservation Summit, June 27-28, 2007.

Voted a Fellow of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, November, 2014.

University of Illinois Campus Distinguished Promotion Award recipient, 2015.

Grants Awarded

Teper, Jennifer Hain. 2013-2016. Implementing an Energy Efficient and Sustainable HVAC System at the University of Illinois, Archives Research Center, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Sustaining Cultural Heritage Grant Program. $300,000.

Teper, Jennifer Hain, 2013-2015. Extending Preservation Self-Assessment Option for Libraries, Achieves and Museums, funded by an Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Leadership Grant, $213,932.

Bonnie Styles and Jennifer Hain Teper, 2011. (Co-PI with State Museum Director).  The Illinois Collections Preservation Network: Implementation of a Statewide Preservation Program, a Connecting to Collections State-Wide Implementation Grant for the State of Illinois, funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services.  $141,440

Kaufman, Paula T. and Jennifer Hain Teper.  2010.  Strengthening Conservation at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  $1,250,000.

Teper, Jennifer Hain. 2010.  Planning for an Energy Efficient and Sustainable HVAC System at the University of Illinois, Archives Research Center.  National Endowment of the Humanities, Sustaining Cultural Heritage Planning Grant.  $13,720.

Bonnie Styles and Jennifer Hain Teper, 2009. (Co-PI with State Museum Director).  Establishment of the Illinois Collections Preservation Plan and Network, a Connecting to Collections State-Wide Planning Grant for the State of Illinois, funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services.  $40,000

Teper, Jennifer Hain (as chair of the Preservation Working Group), 2008.  Selected as one of fifteen partnering institutions with the Image Permanence Institutes’ IMLS Grant for development of the WebERA project.  Received environmental monitoring equipment as part of partnership. $7,000 in kind.

Teper, Jennifer Hain. 2006. Building a Framework for Preservation and Access Decision Making for Audio-Visual Collections at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Institute for Museum and Library Services, National Leadership Grant, $249,983.

Teper, Jennifer Hain. 2005. Preservation Workshops on Mold and Integrated Pest Management for Member Institutions.  CARLI/ICCMP Collections Grant, $4,998

Recent Publications

Articles

Teper, Jennifer Hain. 2016. The Preservation Self-Assessment Program: A Tool to Aid in Preservation and Conservation Prioritization.  MAC Newsletter. v. 43, no. 4. Accepted for publication, 9 pages in manuscript.

Teper, Jennifer Hain. 2015. Selection for Preservation: A Survey of Current Practices in the Field of Preservation. Library Resources and Technical Services (LRTS) v. 58, no. 4 (October): 220-232.

Teper, Jennifer Hain.  2012.  An Introduction to the Audiovisual Self-Assessment Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  The Electronic Media Review. Vol. 1 (2012): 193-199.

Teper, Jennifer Hain, 2011. Scrapbook Preservation: The University of Illinois Approach, Illinois Heritage Association Newsletter .Technical Insert No. 173: 4 pp.

Teper, Jennifer Hain and Melissa Straw. 2011. A Survey of Current Leather Conservation Practices.  Book and Paper Group Annual v. 30 (2011): 131-151.

Teper, Jennifer Hain and Emily Shaw. 2011. Planning for Preservation During Mass Digitization Projects. Portal: Libraries and the Academy. v. 11, no. 2 (April, 2011): 717-739

Atkins, Stephanie S. and Jennifer Hain Teper.  2008.  A Survey of Practices in Planning and Managing Temporary Moves.  Collection Management: v. 30, no. 4: 58-84.

Teper, Jennifer Hain and Emily F. Shaw. 2007. Planning for Conservation of Archival Scrapbook Collections. Archival Products News. v. 14, no. 4: 1-4.

Teper, Jennifer Hain.  2007.  An Introduction to Preservation Challenges and Potential Solutions for Scrapbooks in Archival Collections.  Journal of Archival Organization v. 5, no. 3: 47-64.

Teper, Jennifer Hain.  2006.  Popular 20th Century Office Reprographic Processes—A Guide to Identification and Preservation, Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals v. 3, no. 1 (August 2006):7-34.

Teper, Jennifer Hain and Sarah M. Erekson.  2006.  The Condition of Our "Hidden" Rare Book Collections.  Library Resources and Technical Services (LRTS) v.50, no. 4 (October 2006): 51-65.

Teper, Jennifer Hain.  2005.  Preservation and High-Density Storage.  Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries Newsletter v.28, no. 1 (Spring 2005): 14.

Teper, Jennifer Hain. 2004. Stabilizing Materials in Preparation for Transfer to Remote Storage: Managing Workflow and Costs. Archival Products News vol. 11, no. 4: 1-4.

Teper, Jennifer Hain. 2004.  An Assessment of Current Book Repair Activities in the State.  Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries Newsletter v.27, no. 2 (Fall 2004): 7, 16.

Teper, Jennifer Hain.  2004.  Newspaper Photo Morgues – A Survey of Institutional Holdings and Practices.  Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services (LCATS) v. 28, no. 1: 106-125.

Books

Book Chapters

Teper, Jennifer Hain. 2012. Water Purification and Treatment, in The Planning and Construction of Book and Paper Conservation Laboratories: A Guidebook.  Teper and Alstrom Eds. At Press with American Library Association, ALCTS Publications, 49-62. 

Teper, Jennifer Hain. 2012. Appendix, in The Planning and Construction of Book and Paper Conservation Laboratories: A Guidebook. Teper and Alstrom Eds. At Press with American Library Association, ALCTS Publications, 195-214.

Teper, Jennifer Hain. 2012. Structure and Preservation Challenges of Historical Scrapbooks, in Preserving Local Writers, Genealogy, Photographs, Newspapers and Related Materials. Carol Smallwood and Elaine Williams Eds. Scarecrow Press, Lanham, MD, 94-102.

Other Publications

Recent Presentations

Selected Recent Lectures, Workshops and other Presentations

2015          The Preservation Self-Assessment Program: A New Tool for Preservation and Conservation Prioritization. Presentation to the Collections Care Session of the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works Annual Meeting, May 14, 2015. Miami, FL.

2014          Identifying Materials for Conservation Treatment: New Approaches for Research Library Collections. Paper presented at the International Council of Museums – Committee for Conservation triennial conference, September 15-19, 2014. Melbourne, Australia.

2007-2016 Led the UIUC Preservation Working Group in the biennial “Preservation Emporium” – a public event to educated and promote the preservation of family heirlooms.  Spurlock Museum. Urbana, IL.

 

2007-2014 with Christa Deacy-Quinn, Spurlock Museum, University of Illinois. Guests on public radio call-in show “Focus 580” on preserving family heirlooms. WILL AM Radio. Urbana, IL.

 

2011-2015 Preservation of Historic Scrapbooks. Two day workshop presented at the Campbell Center for Historic Preservation, Mt. Carroll, IL.

 

2014          Prioritizing Treatment in Collections Conservation Using Shared Resources. Poster presented at the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works Annual Meeting, May 28- 31, 2014, San Francisco, CA.

2014          With William Schlaack. Selection for Preservation and Conservation in a Changing Academic Library Environment.  Presentation at the American Library Association Conference, Preservation Administration Interest Group session, January 25, 2014. Philadelphia, PA.

2013     Assessing Collections for Preservation Need.  Webinar hosted by ICPN and the Illinois State Library.  May 13, 2013.  Online.

2013     Mold Remediation in the University of Illinois'  Rare Book & Manuscript Library: 
Our successes and compromises.  CARLI Preservation Forum, May 7, 2013. Newberry Library, Chicago, IL.

2013     Led two day-long, hands-on workshops on “Introduction to Salvage of Fire and Water Damaged Library Materials”.  Illinois Fire Services Institute. May 2 & 3, 2013. Champaign, IL.

2013     With Christa Deacy Quinn. Mold & Insects in Library and Museum Collections:  Identification, Remediation, and Treatment Options.  February 22, 2013. Online.

2013     Mold & Insects in Library and Museum Collections:  Identification, Remediation, and Treatment Options.  Webinar hosted by ICPN and the Illinois State Library.  February 22, 2013. Online.

2012     ALCTS E-Forum hosts “Book treatments and conservation labs”.  December 11-12, 2012.  Online.

2012     Photo Preservation, Part 1 & 2.  Webinar hosted by ICPN and the Illinois State Library.  June 12 & 18, 2012.  Online.

2012     Library and Archives Conservation Education Needs: Results of a Study of Current Practitioners.  Poster presented with Laura Bedford at the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works Annual Meeting, May 8-11, 2012.  Albuquerque, NM.

2012     Conservation's Role in State-Wide Preservation Efforts.  Presentation to the General Session of the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works Annual Meeting, May 8-11, 2012.  Albuquerque, NM.

2012     Preparing for the Worst: Disaster Planning for High Density Storage.  Webinar with Roberta Pilette hosted by the Association of Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) division of the American Library Association.  February 22, 2011.  Online.

2012     Preserving and Digitizing Photographic Collections.  Illinois Association of Museums Day-long Workshop.  May 14, 2012, Champaign, IL. 

2012     Partnerships, New and Old: Preservation in the 21st Century.  Panel member at Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting, August 2012, San Diego, CA.

2011     Planning for Disaster Recovery in High-Density, High-Bay Library Storage.  Poster presented at the International Symposium and Workshop on Cultural Property Risk Analysis, Sept 14, 2011, Lisbon, Portugal.  Available at: http://protectheritage.com/Lisbon2011/?page_id=296

2011     Introduction to Salvage of fire and Water Damaged Library Materials.  Illinois Fire Services Institute, Champaign, IL, 2011.

2011     Planning for the Worst: Disaster Preparedness and Response in High-Density Storage Facilities.  Association of Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) Program with Roberta Pilette, Jacob Nadal, Beatriz Haspo, and Janet Gertz at the American Library Association’s Annual Meeting, June 26, New Orleans, LA.

2010          Planning for Cooperative Preservation Efforts in Illinois.  Moderator for panel discussion at Illinois Library Association Annual Meeting, Sept. 28, 2010.  Chicago, IL.

2010     Preservation Issues for Small Archives & Preserving Scrapbooks in the Archives.  Two presentations given to the National Archives Conference for Fraternities and Sororities Annual Meeting.  July 16, 2010.  Champaign, IL.

2010     An Introduction to the Audiovisual Self-Assessment Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Webinar for the Consortia of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI), May 24, 2010.  Champaign, IL.

2010     An Introduction to the Audiovisual Self-Assessment Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Presentation to the Electronic Media Group of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works Annual Meeting, May 14, 2010.  Milwaukee, WI.

2010     A Survey Of Leather Conservation Practices.  Presentation to the Book and Paper Group of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works Annual Meeting, May 12, 2010.  Milwaukee, WI.

Web Projects

Professional Service

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, Professional Associate Member
 
Collections Care Network Liaison: American Library Association
2013 - present
 
Treasurer: Board of Directors    
2012 – present
 
Chair: Financial Advisory Committee
2012 - present
 
Member: Book and Paper Group
1998 - present
 
Member: Bylaws Committee
2002 - 2006
 
Member: Education and Training Committee
2005 - 2010
 
Chair: Education and Training Committee
2008 – 2010
 
Secretary and Treasurer: Book and Paper Group
2007 – 2011

American Library Association
 

ACRL Rare Book and Special Collections Section (RBMS)

 
 

Chair: Curators and Conservators Discussion Group

2004 – 2006
 

Liaison: Preservation and Reformatting Section

2005 – 2009
 

Member: Guidelines for the Selection of General Collections Materials for Transfer to Special Collections Task Force

2005 – 2009
 

Member: 2008 Program Planning Committee, Member

2006 – 2008
 

Association for Libraries Collections and Technical Services Division

 
 

Member: ALCTS Standards Committee

2013 – 2015
 

Member: Jan Merrill-Oldham Award Committee

2013-2014
 

Member: PARS LBI/Cunha Schwartzburg Award Committee

2007–2008, 2010-2011
 

Liaison: American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

2006 – 2015

 
 

Member: PARS Nominating Committee

2006 – 2007

 

Member: PARS Books and Paper: Methods, Materials, and Standards Committee

2002 - 2006

 

 

Chair: PARS Instruction, Education and Outreach Discussion Group

2002 – 2004

 

Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI)

 

Member: Preservation Working Group

2006 – 2011

 

Chair: Preservation Working Group

2007 – 2008

 

Member, Digital Preservation Joint Task Force

2009 – 2011

 

Council on Institutional Cooperation

 

Member, Preservation Officers

2009-present