[Heritage] It's Time for Spring Training!
heritage.info at state.or.us
Wed Feb 20 08:07:32 PST 2013
It’s Time for Spring Training!
1. Begin 28 days of training with Oregon Heritage this spring
2. Environmental Interpretation offered at OSU
3. PNW Preservation Field School to take place at Whidbey Island
4. C2C offers “Caring for Yesterday’s Treasures – Today” series
BEGIN 28 DAYS OF TRAINING WITH OREGON HERITAGE THIS SPRING
Join Oregon Heritage for 28 days of training related to collections
care and disaster preparedness in all regions of the state beginning
this spring. 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
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
Supported by a Connecting to Collections grant from the federal
Institute of Museum and Library Services, the free workshops will
include lectures, hands-on activities, discussions, guest presentations,
and small-group work. Designed for archives, libraries and museums,
those with little collections experience as well those with considerable
experience will benefit from the workshops. For the schedule of spring
trainings and more information, visit Oregon Heritage’s Connecting to
Collections website ( http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/C2C.aspx
). A second round of workshops will take place in the fall to develop
the training topics further.
ENVIRONMENTAL INTERPRETATION OFFERED AT OSU
Students taking the 493 / 593 Environmental Interpretation course
offered through the OSU Extended Campus will learn what it means to
communicate effectively in leisure settings and how to convey messages
effectively to recreational learners. Environmental Interpretation
introduces communication tools and techniques applicable to a variety of
disciplines including historical and cultural resource management and
useful when engaging museum and historic site visitors.
Participants will develop effective presentations, craft interpretive
displays publications, and discover the important role evaluation plays
in program development. For course related information, email David
Stemper at stemperd at onid.orst.edu. Visit http://ecampus.oregonstate.edu
for registration information or call 1-800-667-1465.
PNW PRESERVATION FIELD SCHOOL TO TAKE PLACE AT WHIDBEY ISLAND
The Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School will return to Puget
Sound and Whidbey Island this year, where five sessions will take place
during August and September. The Field School provides participants with
the opportunity to experience preservation firsthand. The typical class
varies in age, skill-background, and interest, but the common thread is
always fun and learning. Many participants have used the field school to
launch careers in historic preservation.
The Comstock Barn will serve as the location for three Field School
sessions. Constructed in 1939 to hold sheep, the Comstock Barn later
served as a squash storage barn. It is now in need of renovation to
continue service as a monument to the agricultural history of Ebey’s
Prairie, located in Ebey’s Landing National Historical reserve, which
preserves and protects a continuous record of settlement and land use
since the 1850s.
Two Field School sessions will take place at the Campstove Shelter at
Deception Pass State Park. Campstove Shelter is among three stove
shelters at Cranberry Lake and North Beach constructed during the 1930s
by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Restoration of the Campstove Shelter
will involve the use of existing components from the original shelter
wherever possible, and creating replacement elements where needed.
Field School participants can earn two (2) graduate or undergraduate
level credits from the University of Oregon for each repeatable one-week
session, grading is on a pass/no pass basis; it is also able to provide
up to fifteen (15) Continuing Education credits for Architects.
Financial assistance is available through scholarships (
). For a complete schedule and application (
) information, visit http://hp.uoregon.edu/fieldschools/pnw.
C2C OFFERS “CARING FOR YESTERDAY’S TREASURES—TODAY” SERIES
Heritage Preservation recently launched a new online course series
titled Caring for Yesterday’s Treasures—Today (
). Tailored to the needs of staff and volunteers at libraries and
archives the courses focus on the preservation of archival and
historical collections. Hosted by the Connecting to Collections (C2C)
Online Community, more than 300 participants took the first two courses,
Collections Care Basics (
) and Risk Evaluation (
Upcoming sessions include Protecting Your Collections: Writing a
Disaster Response Plan (
); Caring for Digital Materials: Preventing a Digital Dark Age (
); Caring for Photographic Materials (
); Caring for Audiovisual Materials (
); Fundraising for Collections Care (
); and Outreach Activities for Collections Care (
). Registrants will earn a certificate of completion for attending each
webinar in the course and completing simple homework assignments.
Certified archivists may also earn Archival Recertification Credits (
) for these courses.
Visit the C2C Online Community (
) to view a detailed schedule and register for upcoming sessions.
Mark your calendar for the 2013 Heritage Conference to take place in
Portland May 9 and 10!
Oregon Heritage, part of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department,
provides technical support and services to people and organizations
documenting, preserving, interpreting and sharing Oregon's heritage.
Keep up with the latest issues and trends by following the Oregon
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Contact us by emailing heritage.info at state.or.us .
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