Donia Conn

Assistant Professor of Practice

Donia Conn has been teaching for SLIS since 2010 and has worked in the field of preservation and conservation since 1992. She teaches and consults on the full spectrum of collections care topics for cultural heritage institutions.

Throughout her career, she has been an active leader 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 and serving on grant panels for the NEH and IMLS, acting as subject specialist reviewer for professional journals, serving on the steering committees for local and national disaster response groups, and serves on the Board of Trustees for Great Camp Sagamore, a National Historic Landmark.

Donia earned her BA in Mathematics from St. Olaf College and her MLIS with Advanced Certificate in Conservation from the University of Texas-Austin. She has worked for a diverse range of employers including 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 (AIC). As an independent consultant, Donia has worked with 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, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the state of Rhode Island, Henry Whitfield State Museum, the state of Connecticut, Vanderbilt University, The Knights of Columbus Museum, Washington University, and many small and mid-sized institutions of all types.