Michigan State University

We are excited to announce that we have moved to a new catalog. The old catalog will no longer be available beginning October 1st.

Please report any problems you may experience to Discovery Services by calling (517) 353-8700 or by filling out our feedback form.

Note: Borrowing from other Michigan libraries through MeLCat continues to be suspended until further notice.

To learn more information, please see our FAQ page  and our policy on Personal Data Collection and Usage for Library Accounts.

About the Conservation & Preservation Unit

The Conservation & Preservation Unit's mission is to maintain the excellent physical condition of the library’s print and media collections. This is done by performing conservation treatments on individual books and other library materials, protecting fragile volumes with boxes or other physical enclosures, collecting data on treatment needs and environmental conditions, and promoting the facilities in the conservation lab, binding preparation and preservation departments. For media collections, materials are surveyed, assessed and digitized as appropriate. The Conservation and Preservation Unit works closely with those in charge of digital collections to help preserve works in these formats. In so doing, the Conservation and Preservation Unit ensures all of the Libraries' collections continued availability for students and faculty and their longevity for future generations.

Conservation & Preservation Staff Directory

Eric Alstrom, Head of Conservation & Preservation

Conservation Lab

Linsey Allen, Special Collections Conservation Technician

Brenda Brown, Lab Annex Conservation Technician

Sue Depoorter, Wallace Lab Conservation Technician

Garrett Sumner, Conservation Librarian

Binding Preparation Department

Karen Keck, Library Assistant

Louis Villafranca, Library Assistant 

Media Preservation

Melanie Goulish, Media Preservation Assistant

Sarah Mainville, Media Preservation Librarian

Matthew Wilcox, Audio Visual Archivist