Preservation, Conservation, and Digital Services - General Information

The Preservation Services Unit exists to provide long-term access to the physical and intellectual contents of the Library’s collections through conservation, preservation, and digitization. These programs seek to provide this access with an eye toward maximizing the Library’s investment in collections, services, and staff while continually seeking to improve the services that we provide.


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

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

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

Faculty and Staff

Jennifer Hain Teper
Head, Preservation Services


Quinn Ferris
Rare Book Conservator

Cher Schneider
Senior Special Collections Conservator

Jody Waitzman
Library Operations Associate, circulating collections conservation

Lexi Jones
Graduate Assistant, Special Collections Conservation

Digital Content Creation (Digital Services)

Kyle Rimkus
Preservation Librarian

Angela Waarala
Digital Collections Project Manager

Henry Borchers
Digital Library Technical Coordinator

Miyuki Meyer
Digital Production Technician

Alyssa Bralower
Digital Production Technician

Toby Garbutt
Graduate Assistant, DCC


Erich Burkhardt
Library Assistant

Miriam Centeno
Collections Care Coordinator

Jane Gammon
Library Operations Associate, Collections Care

Josh Harris
Media Preservation Coordinator

Tracy Popp
Digital Preservation Coordinator

William Schlaack
Digital Reformatting Coordinator

Jesus Espinoza
Graduate Assistant, Digital Preservation

Cristina Kuhn
Graduate Assistant, Media Preservation

Jon Sweitzer-Lamme
Graduate Assistant, Collections Care