[Heritage] Collections care, disaster preparedness featured in spring trainings around state

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Wed Feb 13 15:15:39 PST 2013

Oregon Heritage will conduct 28 days of training related to collections
care and disaster preparedness in all regions of the state this year.  
“Hundreds of Oregonians and dozens of libraries, archives and museums
passionate about their state will benefit from this free training, which
is supported by a Connecting to Collections grant from the federal
Institute of Museum and Library Services,” said project director Kyle
Jansson. The Oregon Library Association, the Northwest Archivists, the
Oregon Museums Association, Tamastslikt Cultural Institute and the
Oregon Historical Society are partners in the project.
The first 14 days of training will take place from April 14-May 17 in
Astoria, Bend, Coos Bay, Medford, Pendleton, Philomath and Portland.
Each community will have two days of training. The first will be about
collections care and management. The second will be about disaster
preparedness.  People may sign up for one or both days of training.
The collections care workshop will cover the topics of collection
policy, preservation planning, collections assessments, environmental
controls, collections problem solving, and solving conundrums through
The emergency preparedness workshop includes connecting with emergency
responders, disaster planning, identifying threats and resources,
collections prioritization, and involving the public in disaster
The workshops will include lectures, hands-on activities, discussions,
guest presentations, and small-group work. They are designed for
archives, libraries and museums and will be relevant to people with
little collections experience as well those with more significant
A second round of workshops in the fall will develop the training
topics further. 
For the schedule of spring trainings and more information, visit the
Connecting to Collections website at
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