CARA Members Speak at Annual Conference

On Thursday afternoon, June 9, 2011, two CARA members spoke at the 65th Annual Conference of the American Theological Library Association held at the Holiday Inn at Chicago Mart Plaza.  Richard Seidel, Historiographer and Archivist, Episcopal Diocese of Chicago (left), Diane Pugh, Manager of Preservation Projects, ATLA (right) and also Erik Dix, Archivist, Audio-Visual Material, Notre Dame Library Archives gave a presentation entitled Preservation Problems and Solutions to Share.

The speakers shared a variety of problems and solutions concerning preservation issues they experienced with their collections and with services for the theological library community. Richard discussed “Issues Concerning the Preservation of the Archival Records of Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, Evanston, Illinois.” Diane's topic was “The History and Future Direction of ATLA's Preservation Program and Erik addressed “The Problems of Indiana Province Archives and a Cooperative Solution.” Following the presentations, the panel discussed shared topical issues with the intention of developing ideas for cooperative solutions.

Congratulations on your efforts to share in preservation problems and solutions - an excellent way to get things done on limited resources!