- School of Library and Information Science
Donia Conn has been teaching for SLIS since 2010 and has worked in the field of preservation and conservation for over 20 years. She teaches and consults on the full spectrum of collections care topics for cultural heritage institutions.
Throughout her career, she has also been active in the profession chairing committees for the American Library Association, acting as a delegate for the United States on the International Standards Organization Working Group on ISO 11799, reviewing grants for the NHPRC Literacy and Engagement with Historical Records grant and the IMLS Museums for America grant programs, acting as subject specialist reviewer for professional journals, on the steering committee for the Capital New York Alliance for Response, the National Heritage Responders Working Group, and is on the Board of Trustees for Great Camp Sagamore.
Donia earned her BA in Mathematics from St. Olaf College and her MLIS with Advanced Certificate in Conservation from the University of Texas-Austin. Past employers include the Northeast Document Conservation Center, Northwestern University, Syracuse University, The Folger Shakespeare Library, and the University of Kentucky. Donia is also a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) and member of AIC’s National Heritage Responders. As an independent consultant, Donia has worked for such institutions as the Saratoga County Historical Society, Lake Placid Olympic Museum, Skidmore College, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, the Greater Hudson Heritage Network, University of Rochester, the State of Alaska, Henry Whitfield State Museum, Vanderbilt University, The Knights of Columbus Museum, Washington University, and many small and mid-sized institutions of all types.