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About ISL Preservation

The mission of Indiana State Library Preservation Services is to improve and ensure long-term, ongoing  access to the cultural and historical collections of the Indiana State Library. The department, staffed by one full-time conservator, as well as volunteers and occasional interns, fulfills this primary goal by providing conservation treatments of collections items and implementing preventive care and administrative policies. The conservator also provides information and training to the statewide library community and, on occasion, the general public through consultations and workshops.

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  • Help Save Our Hoosier Heritage

    If you would like to contribute to the preservation of Hoosier heritage at the Indiana State Library, please consider volunteering your time or making a donation.

    • Volunteer at ISL Preservation – For those who can volunteer for at least one three-hour shift per week. Contact ISL Preservation for more information.

    • Make a charitable gift to the Indiana State Library Foundation – For those who might not have time available, but would still like to support ISL preservation efforts. Contact the ISLF and ask how you can make a charitable gift towards the ISL Preservation Department.

    Contact the Lab:

    ISL Preservation Lab
    Indiana State Library

    140 North Senate Avenue
    Indianapolis, IN 46204

    Rebecca Shindel

    CO RS 9-17-2015