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Free collections, disaster workshops planned for libraries, archives and museums

March 29, 2013

Workshops that enable libraries, archives and museums in Oregon to care for their collections better, including preparing for disasters, will take place April 22-23 in Philomath.

"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 April 22 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 23 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.

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, contact heritage.info@state.or.us 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 led by the Oregon Heritage Commission.