About Us

Preservation Unit 
425 Library, MC-522
UIUC Library
1408 West Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61801
217-244-1626

Conservation Lab 
Oak St. Library Facility
OSLF, 2nd Floor
809 South Oak Street
Mail Code 527
Champaign, IL 61820
217-265-4198

Digital Content Creation 
413 Library, MC-522
UIUC Library
1408 West Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61801
217-244-4074

Staff Contact Information

Preservation Unit

  • 425 Library, MC-522
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library
  • 1408 West Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61801
  • 217-244-1626
Name Title Preservation Services
Jennifer Hain Teper
(217) 244-5689
Head, Preservation and Conservation
  • General administrative questions
  • Large scale print collection preservation
  • Disaster planning and response
  • Environmental Concerns
  • Liaison between Preservation & Conservation
Kyle Rimkus
(217) 300-3842
Preservation Librarian
  • Digital preservation planning and assessment
  • Medusa digital preservation service
  • General questions related to digital preservation and reformatting activities in collaboration with other Library units
  • Project planning on large digital projects involving Preservation staff and resources
Joshua Harris
(217) 244-8555
Media Preservation Coordinator
  • Assessment, preservation, and repair of analog media and image formats including: film, audio and video tape, grooved recordings and photographs
  • Assessment and consultation on storage conditions and enclosures for media collections
  • Preservation and access reformatting of obsolete media formats.
Tracy Popp
(217) 244-0765
Digital Preservation Coordinator
  • Assessment and preservation of born-digital content
  • Computer-based media reformatting
  • Facilitating access to content dependent on obsolete hardware and software
  • Web archiving service institutional administrator
Miriam Centeno
(217) 244-7106
Collections Care Coordinator
  • Disaster planning and response
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Integrated Pest Management/Pest and Vermin Concerns
  • Book treatments and routing, including commercial rebinds
  • Collection cleaning and loanable HEPA vacuums
  • Review of patron damage and subsequent charges
  • Custom Boxing
William Schlaack
(217) 300-3591
Digital Reformatting Coordinator
  • Assist content owners in identifying and planning digital reformatting projects for outsourced services
  • General collections digitization
  • Microfilm preservation and repair
  • Order replacement pages for damaged or missing general collections materials
Erich Burkhardt
(217) 333-1997
Binding Preparations
  • New and retrospective binding of serials
  • Monograph binding (digicover, buckram, bind-in-cover, etc.)
  • General binding questions
Jon Sweitzer-Lamme  
(217) 244-1626

Collections Care GA
  • Triage of incoming paper-based materials
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Minor book repair (e.g. drying damp books, opening uncut pages, etc.)
  • Provision of rain bags
  • Provision of general supplies (Acid free envelopes, archival board scraps, preservation streamers & IPM supplies)
 Jesus Espinosa
(217) 244-1626
Digital Preservation GA
  • Collection analysis and file packaging for Medusa ingest
  • Born digital content support

Cristina Kuhn
(217) 244-1626

Media Preservation GA
  • Routing of audiovisual materials
  • Assessment
  • Repair


Conservation Lab

  • Oak Street Library Facility, 2nd Floor, MC 527
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library
  • 809 South Oak Street, Champaign, IL 61820
  • 217-265-4198
Name Title Conservation Services
Jennifer Hain Teper
(217) 244-5689
Head, Preservation and Conservation
  • General administrative questions
  • Large scale print collection preservation
  • Disaster planning and response
  • Environmental Concerns
  • Liaison between Preservation & Conservation
Quinn Ferris 
(217) 300-1041
Rare Book Conservator
  • Rare book conservation  treatment
  • Repair of pre-1851 bound publications 
  • Scrapbooks
  • Exhibit preparations
  • Conservation needs assessments
Jane Gammon
(217) 333-1269
General Collections Conservation
  • General collections conservation
  • Pamphlet binding
Cher Schneider
(217) 333-7043
Senior Conservator of Special Collections
  • Flat paper and parchment conservation 
  • Photograph and object conservation 
  • Exhibit preparations (mating, framing, cradles, etc.)
  • Creating custom storage and boxes 
  • Conservation needs assessments
  • Disaster response (mold, insects, environmental, etc.)
Jody Waitzman
(217) 244-9690
General Collections Conservation
  • General collections conservation
  • Supply orders
  • Oak street stabilization