Class Description: The State Library of Ohio in partnership with the Ohio Preservation Council is pleased to announce the availability of LSTA funds for libraries to conserve a single item or preserve a small discrete group of items within their collections. Under this special program, prospective applicants must attend a 3-hour workshop at the State Library of Ohio that will prepare them for submitting a successful application. Prospective applicants will leave the workshop with knowledge of the criteria for selecting materials for conservation/preservation, basic evaluation considerations, finding a conservator, working with conservators, contracts and insurance, and treatment documentation.
Registration for the Special Collections Conservation workshop opens April and closes when the maximum capacity of 20 institutions is reached.
For more details about the grant and to register for the class, please visit the Ohio LSTA Conservation Grant RFP.
9:30 – 9:50 – Welcome and Introduction
Ashleigh Schieszer, Book and Paper Conservator, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
9:50 – 10:20 - Case Studies – Books and Paper Library and Archives Conservation: 6 Key Treatment Considerations (.docx)
10:20 – 10:30 - Break
10:30 – 11:00 - Case Studies – Objects
Claire Curran, Objects Conservator, ICA – Art Conservation
11:00 – 11:15 - Selection Criteria Selection of Object(s) for Conservation Treatment (.docx)
Miriam Nelson, Head of Preservation, Ohio University Libraries
11:15 – 11:35 - Finding and Working with a Conservator Preservation and Conservation Resources
Claire Curran & Ashleigh Schieszer
11:35 – 11:45 - Break
11:45 – 12:00 - Contracts, Insurance, Transport Key Considerations regarding Insurance, Contracts, and Transportation & Security (.docx)
Holly Prochaska, Preservation Librarian, University of Cincinnati Libraries
12:00 – 12:15 - Grant Management
Missy Lodge, Associate State Librarian for Library Development, State Library of Ohio
12:10 – 12:30 – Wrap-up, Questions