Preservation Standards & Practices Committee (PS&P)


To promote and support the development and use of appropriate methods and materials employed in the preservation of library materials in all formats. To identify and review relevant information regarding standards, recommended practices and technical reports. To promote and coordinate section activities and bring potentially beneficial interactions with other groups sharing similar interests within and outside of ALA to the attention of PARS leadership.


Ms. Dawn Aveline (Co-Chair, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016)
Ms. Emily Frieda Shaw (Co-Chair, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Jeanne Goodman (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Robert Klingenberger (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Sarah Elizabeth Quimby (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Barbara R. Sagraves (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Tammy Lynn Zavinski (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Keri Cascio (Staff Liaison, January 15, 2015, to June 30, 2018)

Displaying active committee roster as of 11/28/2015. Last retrieved on 11/28/2015. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


Membership is made of 6 members plus one Chair, two members for books and paper materials and issues, two members for recording and photographic media and issues, and two members for reformatting techniques and issues.


The Preservation Standards and Practices Committee was established in 2009 when PARS reorganized, merging the Book and Paper Committee, the Recording Media Committee, and the Reformatting Committee.

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