This hands-on workshop will introduce you to the techniques for safely handling and storing fragile collections. Using a range of tools and supplies, participants will learn how to reduce damage to collections resulting from improper storage and careless handling by staff and users. From newspapers and scrapbooks to genealogies and posters, we will explore the common issues and arrive at solutions that will fit every budget.
About the Presenter: Donia Conn is an Assistant Professor of Practice at Simmons University School of Library and Information Science and a private preservation consultant for cultural heritage institutions. At Simmons, she teaches preservation management and collections maintenance. In her private practice, she provides conservation, consultation, and education for private and institutional clients, including the Saratoga County Historical Society, Lake Placid Olympic Museum, the University of Rochester, the State of Alaska, and many small and mid-sized institutions of all types.
Donia is a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation of HIstoric and Artistic Works (AIC) and a member of AIC's National Heritage Responders. She earned an MLIS with Advanced Certificate in Conservation from the University of Texas-Austin.
PLEASE NOTE: This in-person workshop will be held at the Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs, NY. The program is free, but space is limited, so please cancel your registration if you find you are unable to attend.
Related LibGuide: Preservation Interest Group