[Heritage] Free collections, disaster traiings in Coos Bay, Medford

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Thu Mar 28 08:36:45 PDT 2013


Workshops that enable libraries, archives and museums to care for their
collections better, including preparing for disasters, will take place
in mid-April in Coos Bay and Medford.
 
“These training sessions will enable the volunteers and staff of these
heritage organizations to give better care and protection for the
important records and treasures they hold for the public,” said project
director Kyle Jansson.
 
People may attend one or both days of training. Pre-registration is
required for these free workshops.
 
The collections care workshop on April 15 in Coos Bay and April 18 in
Medford will cover the topics of collection policy, preservation
planning, collections assessments, environmental controls, collections
problem solving, and solving conundrums through networking.
 
The emergency preparedness workshop on April 16 in Coos Bay and April
19 in Medford includes connecting with emergency responders, disaster
planning, identifying threats and resources, collections prioritization,
and involving the public in disaster preparedness.
 
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
experience. They will be taught by experienced collections and emergency
preparedness managers.
 
For more information and registration, visit the Connecting to
Collections website at http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/C2C.aspx
For more information, email heritage.info at state.or.us or phone
503-986-0673.
 
The workshops are funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and
Library Services to a coalition of statewide organizations led by the
Oregon Heritage Commission.
 
 
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