Karen Pavelka

Karen Pavelka

Senior Lecturer


Biography

Karen L. Pavelka is a full-time lecturer in the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin. She was been intimately involved with developing the conservation program when it moved from Columbia University in 1993 and continues to investigate the role of conservation in libraries and archives. Ms. Pavelka teaches the paper conservation labs, preventive conservation, and materials science. Before coming to The School of Information she worked in the Paper Conservation Laboratory at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, first as an intern, then as a conservator and eventually as head of the paper lab. Before settling on conservation she worked in various shops and institutions as a bookbinder.



Ms. Pavelka has extensive international experience. She has consulted at Narodni Knihova, Prague, and the National Archives in Slovakia to develop collections care plans; collaborated with the faculty and administration at the Universidad de Buenos Aires when they were planning a library and archives conservation program; and is the chief conservation consultant for the archives at El Castillo de Vilassar de Dalt, Barcelona, Spain. Recently she was one of two invited speakers at the Sino-American Preservation and Conservation Seminar, Guangzhou, P. R. China, where she spent a week lecturing and leading discussions about conservation treatment methods and how to coordinate conservation resources nationally across China. In 2001 she received the Texas Excellence Teaching Award.

Degrees

B.A., 1980, Studio Art, University of Minnesota-Minneapolis; M.S., 1988, Library Science, Columbia University.

Areas Of Specialization

Conservation

Courses

YearSemesterCourse NumberCourse
2020FallINF 392EMaterials in Libraries, Archives, and Museums
2020SpringINF 393C.10Treatment Techniques for Flat Paper
2020SpringINF 385TSpecial Topics in Information Science Photographic Materials In Cultural Heritage Institutions
2020SpringINF 350GInformation in Society Photographic Materials In Cultural Heritage Institutions
2019FallINF 385TSpecial Topics in Information Science Photographic Materials In Cultural Heritage Institutions
2019FallINF 388LProfessional Experience and Project
2019FallINF 392EMaterials in Libraries, Archives, and Museums
2019FallINF 392FRisk Assessment and Collections Management
2019FallINF 388RPracticum in School Libraries
2019FallINF 350GInformation in Society Photographic Materials In Cultural Heritage Institutions
2019SpringINF 393C.10Treatment Techniques for Flat Paper
2019SpringINF 385TSpecial Topics in Information Science Exhibits In Cultural Institutions
2018FallINF 388LProfessional Experience and Project
2018FallINF 392EMaterials in Libraries, Archives, and Museums
2018FallINF 385TSpecial Topics in Information Science Photographic Materials In Cultural Heritage Institutions
2018SpringINF 388LProfessional Experience and Project
2018SpringINF 388RPracticum in School Libraries
2018SpringINF 392FRisk Assessment and Collections Management
2018SpringINF 385TSpecial Topics in Information Science Exhibits In Cultural Institutions
2017FallINF 392EMaterials in Libraries, Archives, and Museums
2017FallINF 385TSpecial Topics in Information Science Photographic Materials In Cultural Heritage Institutions
2017SpringINF 388LProfessional Experience and Project
2017SpringINF 388RPracticum in School Libraries
2017SpringINF 388RPracticum in School Libraries
2017SpringINF 388LProfessional Experience and Project
2017SpringINF 392FRisk Assessment and Collections Management
2016FallINF 392EMaterials in Libraries, Archives, and Museums
2016FallINF 385TSpecial Topics in Information Science Photographic Materials In Cultural Heritage Institutions
2016SpringINF 393C.10Treatment Techniques for Flat Paper
2016SpringINF 388LProfessional Experience and Project
2016SpringINF 388RPracticum in School Libraries
2016SpringINF 392FRisk Assessment and Collections Management
2015FallINF 392EMaterials in Libraries, Archives, and Museums
2015FallINF 385TSpecial Topics in Information Science Photographic Materials In Cultural Heritage Institutions
2015FallINF 385TSpecial Topics in Information Science Cultural Heritage Disasters
2015SpringINF 393C.10Treatment Techniques for Flat Paper
2015SpringINF 388LProfessional Experience and Project
2015SpringINF 388RPracticum in School Libraries
2015SpringINF 392EMaterials in Libraries, Archives, and Museums
2015SpringINF 392FRisk Assessment and Collections Management
2014FallINF 392EMaterials in Libraries, Archives, and Museums
2014FallINF 385TSpecial Topics in Information Science Cultural Heritage Disasters
2014SpringINF 393C.10Treatment Techniques for Flat Paper
2014SpringINF 388LProfessional Experience and Project
2014SpringINF 388RPracticum in School Libraries
2014SpringINF 392EMaterials in Libraries, Archives, and Museums
2013FallINF 392EMaterials in Libraries, Archives, and Museums
2013FallINF 393C.10Treatment Techniques for Flat Paper
2013SpringINF 393C.10Treatment Techniques for Flat Paper
2013SpringINF 385TSpecial Topics in Information Science Cultural Heritage Disasters
2012FallINF 392EMaterials in Libraries, Archives, and Museums Materials in Archives, Libraries and Museums
2012FallINF 393C.10Treatment Techniques for Flat Paper
2012SpringINF 385TSpecial Topics in Information Science Conservation Lab Techniques for Non-Specialists
2012SpringINF 393CConservation Laboratory Techniques Conservation of Library & Archival Materials
2012SpringINF 392FRisk Assessment and Collections Management
2011FallINF 392EMaterials in Libraries, Archives, and Museums Materials in Archives, Libraries and Museums
2011FallINF 393CConservation Laboratory Techniques Treatment Techniques for Flat Paper
2011SpringINF 385TSpecial Topics in Information Science Conservation Lab Techniques for Non-Specialists
2011SpringINF 393CConservation Laboratory Techniques
2010FallINF 392EMaterials in Libraries, Archives, and Museums
2010FallINF 385TSpecial Topics in Information Science Lab Techniques for Non-Specialists
2010SpringINF 392FRisk Assessment and Collections Management
2010SpringINF 385TSpecial Topics in Information Science Conservation Lab Techniques for Non-Specialists
2009FallINF 392EMaterials in Libraries, Archives, and Museums
2009FallINF 393C.07Paper Laboratory II
2009SpringINF 392FRisk Assessment and Collections Management
2009SpringINF 393C.06Paper Laboratory I
2008FallINF 392EMaterials in Libraries, Archives, and Museums
2008FallINF 393C.07Paper Laboratory II
2008SpringINF 392FRisk Assessment and Collections Management
2008SpringINF 393C.04Advanced Conservation Treatment
2008SpringINF 393C.06Paper Laboratory I
2007FallINF 392EMaterials in Libraries, Archives, and Museums
2007FallINF 393C.07Paper Laboratory II
2006FallINF 392EMaterials in Libraries, Archives, and Museums
2006FallINF 393C.07Paper Laboratory II
2006FallF S 301Freshman Seminar Photog Resources in UT Libraries
2006SpringINF 392FRisk Assessment and Collections Management
2006SpringINF 393C.06Paper Laboratory I
2006SpringINF 393C.08Conservation Science I
2006SpringINF 394C.01Fieldwork in Conservation
2005FallINF 392EMaterials in Libraries, Archives, and Museums
2005FallINF 393C.07Paper Laboratory II
2005FallINF 393C.09Conservation Science II
2005FallINF 301CFreshman Seminar
2005SpringINF 392FRisk Assessment and Collections Management
2005SpringINF 393C.06Paper Laboratory I
2005SpringINF 393C.08Conservation Science I
2004FallINF 392EMaterials in Libraries, Archives, and Museums
2004FallINF 393C.07Paper Laboratory II
2004FallINF 393C.09Conservation Science II
2004FallINF 394C.01Fieldwork in Conservation
2004FallINF 394C.02Conservator Internship I
2004FallINF 394C.03Conservator Internship II
2004FallINF 301CFreshman Seminar Historic Photographic Process
2004SpringINF 392FRisk Assessment and Collections Management
2004SpringINF 393C.07Paper Laboratory II
2004SpringINF 393C.08Conservation Science I
2004SpringINF 393C.06Paper Laboratory I
2003FallINF 394C.01Fieldwork in Conservation
2003FallINF 394C.02Conservator Internship I
2003FallINF 392EMaterials in Libraries, Archives, and Museums
2003FallINF 393C.06Paper Laboratory I
2003FallINF 393C.09Conservation Science II
2003FallINF 394C.03Conservator Internship II