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Rebecca Elder


Bio

Rebecca has been the principal at Rebecca Elder Cultural Heritage Preservation since 2014. In this capacity, she provides preservation services to library, museum and archive clients. For the ten years previous to this, she was a preservation consultant and field services officer at Amigos Library Services. Rebecca received her MSIS and a Certificate of Advanced Studies for Conservation of Library and Archival Materials from the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin, and now is adjunct faculty at the iSchool, teaching Preservation Management and Treatment Techniques for Bound Materials. Rebecca has also worked at the Harvard University Libraries and the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Over the course of her career, Rebecca has conducted over 100 preservation assessments for institutions ranging from small historical museums to municipalities to large academic libraries, and has taught classes on such topics as Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery, Preservation of Photographic Materials, Archival Holdings Maintenance, and three levels of Book Repair Techniques.

Rebecca currently serves as the coordinator of the National Heritage Responders, the American Institute for Conservation's volunteer emergency recovery team, as well as chair of the Grant Review Committee for the Society of American Archivists’ National Disaster Recovery Fund for Archives, among many professional service activities. She is a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, and a member of the Society of American Archivists, the Society of Southwest Archivists, the Texas Association of Museums, and the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries and Museums.

BA, English, University of Virginia; MLIS with a Certificate in Conservation Studies, University of Texas.


Year Semester Course Number Course Title
2017 Fall INF 392G Management of Preservation Programs
2017 Spring INF 393C.11 Treatment Techniques for Bound Materials
2016 Fall INF 392G Management of Preservation Programs
2016 Spring INF 392G Management of Preservation Programs
2016 Spring INF 393C.11 Treatment Techniques for Bound Materials
2015 Fall INF 392G Management of Preservation Programs
2015 Spring INF 392G Management of Preservation Programs
2015 Spring INF 393C.11 Treatment Techniques for Bound Materials
2014 Fall INF 392G Management of Preservation Programs
2014 Spring INF 392G Management of Preservation Programs
2014 Spring INF 393C.11 Treatment Techniques for Bound Materials
2013 Fall INF 392G Management of Preservation Programs
2013 Spring INF 393C.11 Treatment Techniques for Bound Materials
2013 Spring INF 392G Management of Preservation Programs
2012 Fall INF 393C.11 Treatment Techniques for Bound Materials
2012 Spring INF 392G Management of Preservation Programs
2012 Spring INF 393C.1 Book Laboratory I
2011 Fall INF 393C.1 Book Laboratory I
2011 Spring INF 393C.1 Book Laboratory I
2011 Spring INF 392G Management of Preservation Programs
2011 Summer Whole INF 393C.1 Book Laboratory I
2010 Spring INF 392G Management of Preservation Programs
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