Preservation Section Slate of Candidates

Vice Chair/Chair Elect

Kate Elgayeva has a Master’s in Library and Information Science with a specialization in Archives and Special Collections from Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois.  Since 2008 Kate has been the Archivist and Assessment Coordinator at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where she is currently establishing a national records management program and is in charge of coordinating a comprehensive psychological assessment material collection.  Kate has served as Chair of the Outreach Committee of the Preservation Section since 2009.  

Gina Minks has been the Imaging and Preservation Service Manager at Amigos Library Services since 2005 and is the Project Director for Amigos’ Education & Training grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. She is a member of AIC-CERT (American Institute for Conservation Cultural Emergency Response Taskforce), Chair of the AIC-CERT Working Group and one of eight national mentors for the Council of State Archivists IPER (Intergovernmental Preparedness & Emergency Response) project. She is an active member of ALA-ALCTS serving on various membership committees.


Member at Large

Elizabeth Joffrion - In August of 2012, Elizabeth will join the faculty of Western Washington University (WWU) as Director of Heritage Resources where she will lead the Libraries’ Special Collections, University Archives and Record Center, and the Center for Pacific Northwest Studies.  Prior to this position, she was a Senior Program Officer at the National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Preservation and Access where she coordinated the Preservation Assistance Grants Program.   Before joining NEH in 2006, she was the Head Archivist at the Center for Pacific Northwest Studies at WWU and affiliated faculty in its graduate program in archives and records management.  Currently, she teaches courses on archives and special collections at Catholic University.   She has held professional positions at the Smithsonian Institution, North Carolina State Archives, and the Historic New Orleans Collection.  She received an MA in History from the University of New Orleans and a MLIS from the University of Maryland.   

Rebecca Elder has served as the Adjunct Preservation Field Services Officer for Amigos Library Services Imaging & Preservation Service since 2004.  She is also an adjunct instructor at The University of Texas in Austin, where she teaches preservation management and Book Laboratory I. Rebecca received her MSIS and a Certificate of Advanced Studies for Conservation of Library and Archival Materials from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a member of the Society of American Archivists and the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works. 


Nominating Committee

Jane S. Long is a National Preservation Programs Officer with the U.S. Archives and Records Administration. Before joining the National Archives in 2011, she was Vice President of Emergency Programs for Heritage Preservation and founding director of the Heritage Emergency National Task Force. Jane created and provided leadership for numerous Task Force initiatives, including the Emergency Response and Salvage Wheel and Alliance for Response. Jane is co-author of Caring for Your Family Treasures and former project coordinator for the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.