New workshops in collections care and disaster response and recovery will be offered to volunteers and staff of libraries, archives, and museums this fall. The free day-long workshops will take place in Baker City, Florence, McMinnville, Medford, Pendleton, Philomath and Portland.

 

The first workshop, “Collections Care: Cleaning, Mending, and Housing,” will present basic and advanced information on caring for historical items that are found in libraries, museums and archives. Randy Silverman, preservation librarian at the University of Utah, will be the presenter.

 

The second workshop, “When #X@X! Happens: Disaster Response and Recovery,” will deal with how libraries, museums, and archives can best recover from a flood, fire, or other disaster that damages or destroys historical materials. The presenter will be Kris Kern from the Portland State University library.

 

These workshops are follow-ups to ones offered last spring by the Connecting to Collections project and are partially funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum Services. They include role-playing and hands-on activities. They are coordinated by Oregon Heritage, part of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.

 

While the workshops are free, pre-registration is required. You can register online at www.oregonheritage.org . The first workshop is Sept. 9.

 

The Connecting to Collections project is administered by Oregon Heritage, part of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. The Connecting to Collections project is funded in part by a grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services. For more information, contact project director Kyle Jansson at kyle.jansson@state.or.us or 503-986-0673.

 

Baker City

Sept. 19, “Collections Care: Cleaning, Mending and Housing”

Oct. 15, “When #X@X! Happens: Disaster Response and Recovery”

 

Florence

Sept. 10, “Collections Care: Cleaning, Mending and Housing”

Sept. 23, “When #X@X! Happens: Disaster Response and Recovery”

 

McMinnville

Sept. 13, “Collections Care: Cleaning, Mending and Housing”

Oct. 7, “When #X@X! Happens: Disaster Response and Recovery”

 

Medford

Sept. 9, “Collections Care: Cleaning, Mending and Housing”

Sept. 21, “When #X@X! Happens: Disaster Response and Recovery”

 

Pendleton

Sept. 18, “Collections Care: Cleaning, Mending and Housing”

Oct. 14, “When #X@X! Happens: Disaster Response and Recovery”

 

Philomath

Sept. 11, “Collections Care: Cleaning, Mending and Housing”

Oct. 5, “When #X@X! Happens: Disaster Response and Recovery”

 

Portland

Sept. 16, “Collections Care: Cleaning, Mending and Housing”

Oct. 12, “When #X@X! Happens: Disaster Response and Recovery”

 

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