Rebecca Elder, M.S.I.S., has been an adjunct instructor for Kent State’s iSchool since 2017. She teaches in the pathway of Cultural Heritage Informatics for the MLIS program. She frequently teaches LIS 60654 Preservation and Conservation of Heritage Materials. In addition to teaching at Kent State, she has been teaching at The University of Texas at Austin’s School of Information for ten years.
Rebecca is an experienced cultural heritage preservation consultant. She collaborates with libraries, museums, archives, municipalities and families to tailor preservation plans to their resources and timelines. In 2014, she founded Rebecca Elder Cultural Heritage Preservation to provide preservation advice to clients holding history collections. Rebecca received her M.S.I.S 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. Rebecca is a Professional Associate member of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works. She lives in Austin, TX.
*The School of Information faculty are superstars in the field. Therefore, it is impossible to list all of the work they do on one page. Listed below is a small selection of Rebecca Elder’s work. Further information can be viewed in her CV (found below) or on her website.
LIS 60654 Preservation and Conservation of Heritage Materials
Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation
Coordinator of volunteer emergency response team for National Heritage Responders (2014 - Present)
Served on the Nominating Committee for the Society of Southwest Archivists (2017 - 2019)
Chair of the Society of American Archivists National Disaster Recovery Fund for Archives Grant Review Committee (2011 - 2019)
Served on the National Planning Committee for the Association of Tribal Libraries, Archives and Museums (2017 - 2020)
Member at Large of the Preservation Section of the Society of American Archivists (2014 - 2016)
American Institute for Conservation (AIC)
Society of American Archivists (SAA)
Association of Tribal Libraries, Archives and Museums (ATALM)
Society of Southwest Archivists (SSA)
Oklahoma Museums Association (OMA)
M.S.I.S at The University of Texas at Austin School of Information, Certificate of Advanced Studies in Conservation of Library and Archival Materials from The University of Texas at Austin School of Information, B.A. in English from the University of Virginia