The University of Texas at Austin School of Information is pleased to announce that Sarah Norris will join the iSchool this fall as an Assistant Professor of Practice in Library and Archives Conservation and Preservation. In addition to teaching courses, Norris will also manage the Kilgarlin Information Preservation Lab, and pursue service and outreach projects.
“We are delighted to welcome Sarah onto our faculty, where she will continue to expand the legacy of retiring faculty member Karen Pavelka and of the Kilgarlin gift to the iSchool. Her contributions to changing the future of knowledge by preserving our past will be invaluable to our students and to our partners in Austin and beyond,” said iSchool Dean Eric T. Meyer.
"I'm so excited to return to an academic environment where I can work with students and build preservation partnerships, both locally and nationally." - Sarah Norris
Norris comes to the iSchool from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC), where she established TSLAC’s conservation lab and worked as a conservator treating books and papers as well as preparing exhibits and environmental monitoring.
Norris brings a wealth of conservation experience in preventative care and repair treatment techniques for a variety of materials. She holds a master’s degree from the UT Austin iSchool along with a certificate of advanced study in Conservation of Library and Archives Materials. She is also a Fellow in the American Institute for Conservation, where she has served on the boards of the Book and Paper Group and the Electronic Media Group, as well as chairing the Connecting to Collections Care Webinar Committee.
"I'm so excited to return to an academic environment where I can work with students and build preservation partnerships, both locally and nationally,” Norris said.