Sarah Norris


Sarah Norris is Assistant Professor of Practice in Library and Archives Conservation and Preservation at the University of Texas School of Information. She teaches conservation, preservation, and related topics for library, archives, and information students. She also conducts conservation treatment and service and outreach projects. Norris previously established the conservation lab at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. There, she treated books and paper; performed exhibit preparation; managed environmental monitoring; and worked with interns and volunteers. Norris is a graduate of the University of Texas Kilgarlin Center. She is a Fellow in the American Institute for Conservation (AIC), where she has served on the boards of the Book and Paper Group and the Electronic Media Group, as well as on the Connecting to Collections Care Webinar Committee (Chair), and the AIC Publications Committee. Her published research appears in the Journal of the American Institute for Conservation 53(3) and the Association for Recorded Sound Collections Journal 41(2).


MSIS, University of Texas at Austin
BA, University of Texas at Austin

Areas Of Specialization

Conservation of Library and Archives Materials

Recent Courses

YearSemesterCourse NumberCourseSyllabus
2021SpringINF 393CConservation Laboratory Techniques Introduction to Paper Conservation
2021SpringINF 385TSpecial Topics in Information Science Disaster Planning and Response
2020FallINF 393CConservation Laboratory Techniques Preservation Science and Practice
2020FallINF 386EInformation and Culture Planning and Understanding Exhibits