[Libs-Or] Collections care, disaster preparedness trainings set for April 15-16 in Coos Bay

Kyle Jansson kyle.jansson at state.or.us
Wed Mar 27 15:00:00 PDT 2013

Workshops that enable libraries, archives and museums along the Oregon
coast to care for their collections better, including preparing for
disasters, will take place April 15-16 in Coos Bay.

“These training sessions will enable the volunteers and staff of
these organizations to give better care and protection for the important
books, 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 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 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

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

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

Kyle Jansson, Coordinator
Oregon Heritage Commission
725 Summer St. NE, Suite C
Salem, OR 97301-1266
(503) 986-0673
FAX (503) 986-0793
kyle.jansson at state.or.us
Oregon Heritage invites you to read and comment upon our blog, Oregon
Heritage Exchange, at http://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/

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