The Oregon Heritage MentorCorps is a statewide cooperative effort focused on the collections of library, museum, and archival organizations. Funded in part by a grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services, members of the Northwest Archivists, Oregon Historical Society, Oregon Library Association, Oregon State Library, Oregon State Archives, Tamástslikt Cultural Institute, and Oregon Heritage created the Heritage MentorCorps.
Apply to be a Heritage Mentor
Application deadline: January 15, 2013
Heritage Mentors will provide information and training in collections care and emergency preparedness for libraries, museums and archives in their region.
Mentors are people who:
- Will approach training and organizations without judgment and with encouragement.
- Have strong communication skills.
- Are impelled to learn the latest best practices through training offered by MentorCorps partners and national heritage and emergency response organizations.
- Are experienced in collections care and management, and/or emergency preparedness and response.
- Are excited to help others learn.
- Attend free training in collections care, disaster preparedness, and adult education, and attend the Oregon Heritage Conference without charge.
- Offer basic training in collections care to archives, libraries, and museums.
- Building regional relationships and initiate networking among museums, archives, libraries, and emergency responders.
- Provide onsite training and one-on-one in-person or phone consultations.
- Communicate regularly with other mentors.
Heritage Mentor Job Description
Workshops and Training
Two-day, all-day workshops on collections care and emergency preparedness will be offered in seven locations in Oregon during Spring 2013 and also during Fall 2013. In addition, all mentors will attend a two-day training on adult education in Salem during Summer 2013. Registration information will be available in early 2013.
Spring 2013 Workshops available:
April 15-16 - Coos Bay
Coos Bay Public Library
525 Anderson Avenue
Coos Bay, OR 97420
April 18-19 - Medford
413 W Main Street
Medford, OR 97501
April 22-23 - Philomath
Benton County Historical Society & Museum
1101 Main Street
Philomath, OR 97370
April 29-30 - Bend
Bend Public Library Administration Building
507 NW Wall Street
Bend, OR 97701
May 9-10 - Portland
(part of the Oregon Heritage Conference)
Architectural Heritage Center
701 SE Grand Avenue
Portland, OR 97214
May 14-15 - Pendleton
Tamastslikt Cultural Institute
47106 Wildhorse Blvd
Pendleton, OR 97801
May 16-17 - Astoria
Columbia River Maritime Museum
1792 Marine Drive
Astoria, OR 97103
For all workshops, check-in is at 8:00am and will run from 8:30am-4:30pm.
Locations for Fall 2013 Workshops: TBA