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Access and Resource Services


The Preservation Office of the Emory Libraries was established in September 1985 to support preservation activities in all of the Emory Libraries. The Preservation staff acts as a resource for the latest conservation treatments and preservation information. It also maintains the disaster preparedness and response plan for all Emory Libraries. Additionally, the Office monitors environmental conditions and light levels to protect our collections in storage and exhibition areas in all library buildings. The Conservation Lab was established in 1987 and provides care for the physical condition of all Emory University library collections, both rare and circulating.

Staff of the Preservation Office hold active roles in local and regional preservation efforts, such as participating in the Heritage Emergency Response Alliance (HERA), the Southeast Regional Conservation Association (SERCA), and as consultants to our wider community. Nationally, our conservators are involved in the American Institute of Conservation (AIC), American Library Association (ALA), the Guild of Book Workers (GBW), participating as board members, committee chairs, and program planners.

All staff are committed to act as information resources concerning preservation and conservation issues.

For more information, visit our page at:

Team Members

Kim Norman, Head of Library Conservation,

Kirsten Wehner, Assistant Conservator,

Julie Newton, Assistant Conservator,

Ephranette Brown, Conservation Technician,