Kimberly Tarr is the head of the media preservation unit in the Barbara Goldsmith Preservation and Conservation Department at New York University Libraries. In this role, she oversees all preservation activities for film, video, and audio materials held within the Libraries' special collections. Tarr received her B.A. in American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. A graduate of New York University's Moving Image Archiving and Preservation (MIAP) graduate program, Tarr has worked for the Smithsonian Museum of American History and the New York Public Library. She currently serves as an adjunct instructor in the MIAP program.