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.


Jeanne Goodman (Co-Chair, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Ms. Ayla Stein (Co-Chair, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018)
Miriam Nelson (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Ms. Miranda Nixon (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
William Schlaack (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Roger Smith (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Keri Cascio (Staff Liaison, January 15, 2015, to June 30, 2018)

Displaying active committee roster as of 05/25/2018. Last retrieved on 05/25/2018. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.

Preservation Statistics Surveys

The PS&P Committee oversees the Preservation Statistics Surveys and Reports. Click here to view the Preservation Statistics website and view the current survey and past reports.


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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PARS values committed and active committee members. Qualified members are welcome to volunteer to serve on the Preservation Standards and Practices Committee.