Current Role at Stanford

As the Associate Director for Preservation at Stanford Libraries I lead the preservation program for a network of 15 libraries holding a variety of formats. Through the complementary teamwork of two units, Collection Care and Conservation Services, the Preservation department stabilizes, repairs, houses, and prepares circulating collections, special collections and archives for storage, use, digitization, and exhibition.

Professional Affiliations and Activities

  • Member, American Institute for Conservation (2014 - Present)
  • Member, American Library Association, ACRL/Rare Books and Manuscripts Section and Core/Preservation and Reformatting Section (2002 - Present)

All Publications

  • 2022 ALA-CORE National Binding Survey: Report of Findings Chapman, J., Doyle, B., Ellenburg-Kimmet, T., Coulbourne, M., Brim, R. American Library Association, Core, Preservation Administration Interest Group. 2023


    The American Library Association Core Preservation Administration Interest Group held a Symposium on the Future of Library Binding1 in 2022. Following the symposium, the ALA Core Library Binding Practices Survey Team was convened to explore issues that arose during the symposium. The Team members volunteered to create a survey on current library binding practices to gain a better understanding of who is using library binding as a preservation and access method, how they are using such services, and the challenges that face the community.

    ALA-CORE National Binding Survey Report
  • Final Report of the RBMS Climate Readiness Task Force Becker, X., Brim, R., Cady, M., Calahan, S., Cooper, D., Czeblakow, A., Downing, K., Farwell, B. E., Freemont, R., et al Climate Readiness Task Force of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). 2022


    The RBMS Climate Readiness Task Force began its work in March 2021, dividing work amongst three subcommittees each tasked with investigating one of the following three questions: 1. What is known about the potential impact of climate change on cultural heritage materials? 2. How are cultural heritage organizations beyond RBMS responding to climate change? What is happening in the field broadly? 3. What are known and emerging best practices for mitigating the impact of cultural heritage work on the climate? Each subcommittee drafted and submitted a report detailing the results of their investigations, which were subsequently workshopped and revised by the full task force who then drafted recommendations based on the reports. The draft reports and recommendations were shared with RBMS membership during a call for comments period (September-November 2021). In early 2022, volunteers from the task force began finalizing the recommendations, drafting our Values and Key Concepts document, and crafting our final report. The final report contains our recommendations (summarized and detailed below), our Values and Key Concepts, and the reports of our subcommittees (including suggested best practices for the areas of Waste, Emissions, and Policy) along with a bibliography and corresponding Zotero library.

    Final Report of the RBMS Climate Readiness Task Force
  • Recentering the Bench Book and Paper Group Annual Wahab, A., St.John, K., Brim, R. 2021; 40