Workshops that enable libraries, archives and museums in Oregon to care for their collections better, including preparing for disasters, will take place May 9 – 10 in Portland.


“These training sessions will enable the volunteers and staff of these organizations to give better care and protection for the important records and treasures they,” 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 May 9 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 May 10 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. Designed for archives, libraries and museums, they will be relevant to people with little collections experience, as well to those with significant experience.


For more information and registration, visit the Connecting to Collections website at For more information, contact or 503-986-0670.


The workshops are funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to a coalition of statewide organizations, including the Oregon Library Association and the Oregon State Library, led by the Oregon Heritage Commission.





The 2013 Heritage Conference program is now available! Register now for the conference in Portland May 9 and 10.


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