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State Library’s Conservation Manager Awarded by Her Peers
(Published: October 22, 2013)

Carol Roberts, conservation manager for the Tennessee State Library and Archives, recently won the 2013 John H. Thweatt Archival Advancement Award for her work in the field of records preservation.

Roberts has made a career of serving Tennessee’s archival community, and is an invaluable resource and adviser to local archivists and Tennessee historians.  There have been numerous instances in which Roberts has volunteered her expertise and service in the counties, the private sector, and in disaster relief for local archives. She has earned respect among many national organizations relative to historic preservation, archives and library services.

"I congratulate Carol on this well-deserved award," Secretary of State Tre Hargett said. "The work archivists do is so important because they protect our historical records for future generations. Without their efforts, much of what we know about the past would be forever lost in time."

Roberts has been assisting libraries, archives and historical sites conserve paper records and recover from disasters since she joined the State Library and Archives staff in 1986.

Roberts received her award during the Society of Tennessee Archivists annual conference in Clarksville last week.