Ms. Valinda S. Carroll Ms. Valinda S. Carroll Preservation Manager, University Library Location:Harvey Library3rd Floor Phone:757-727-5553 Expertise:Art Conservation, Library Preservation, History and Chemistry of Art Materials and Printing Processes

M.A. and Certificate of Advanced Studies in Art Conservation (Paper Conservation), SUNY Buffalo State College

M.A. in Museum Studies, Hampton University

B.A. in Art Theory and Practice, Northwestern University

Project Manager, “Ephemera Unbound” rehousing project, Institute of Museum and Library Services(IMLS) American Heritage Preservation Grant, 2011-12


Project Manager, Environmental Monitoring and Rehousing Supplies for Peabody Pamphlets, National Endowment for Humanities(NEH) Preservation Assistance Grant, Hampton University; 2006-7

Organizations and Committees:

  • 1619 Commemoration Commission, City of Hampton
  • Technical Assistance Committee, Virginia Collections Initiative, IMLS Statewide Connecting to Collections Implementation project, (2011-2013)
  • Regional Director, Coastal Region, Virginia African American Museums and Historic Sites Network (now Virginia Africana) (2011-present)
  • American Institute for Conservation (AIC): Co-Chair poster session fall 2002-2009 (sole chair 2004 meeting)
  • Virginia Conservation Association(VCA): Web Committee 2012-14(chair); 2010-12 (member); Nominating Committee 2011; Program Committee 2005-07 (co-chair), 2008-10 (co-chair); Education Chair 2002-04


“Low Cost Conservation,”at Preserving VA conference, Virginia Africana, 2014

 “Simple, Practical Procedures for Conservation and Collections Care for Works on Paper,” Virginia Association of Museums (VAM) 2011


“When to Call a Paper Conservator,” Virginia Association of Museums (VAM) 2010


“A Mighty and Conspicuous Presence: Women Artists and Book Decoration in the Marketing of Victorian Culture,” Victorians Institute Conference, Converse College, 2009.


“Preventive Measures in Collection Care: Agents of Deterioration,” Association of African American Museums (AAAM); Chicago 2008


Presented “Preservation in Archives and Special Collections;” Archives and Special Collections Roundtable (ARSCOR), Hampton University Museum; 2007.


“Tom Feelings: the Artist as Illustrator and Book Collector;” with Alfred Willis and Jeffreen Hayes, Harvey Library; 2007.


Workshop “Preservation of Family Memories,” in Home and Hearth: Family, Traditions, and Progress; Harvey Library; supported by Virginia Foundation for Humanities; 2006.


“The Language of the Fan,” International Institute for Conservation(IIC);Baltimore 2002