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Ohio LSTA Special Collections Conservation Class (Year 4)

  • 04 Jun 2019
  • 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
  • State Library of Ohio

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 5-hour workshop at the State Library of Ohio on June 4, 2019 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.

Lunch is not included with this workshop – please plan accordingly.

Registration for the Special Collections Conservation workshop opens April 9 and closes May 13, 2019 at 5:00 PM, or when the maximum capacity of 30 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 – 9:45 – Welcome and Introduction

Ashleigh Schieszer, Book and Paper Conservator, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County 

9:45 – 10:10 - Case Studies – Books and Paper Library and Archives Conservation: 6 Key Treatment Considerations (.docx)

Ashleigh Schieszer

10:10 – 10:20 - Break 

10:20 – 10:45 - Case Studies – Objects

Claire Curran, Objects Conservator, ICA – Art Conservation

10:45 – 11:00 - Selection Criteria Selection of Object(s) for Conservation Treatment (.docx)

Miriam Nelson, Head of Preservation, Ohio University Libraries 

11:00 – 11:20 - Finding and Working with a Conservator Preservation and Conservation Resources

Claire Curran & Ashleigh Schieszer

11:20 – 11:30 - Break 

11:30 – 11:50 - Contracts, Insurance, Transport Key Considerations regarding Insurance, Contracts, and Transportation & Security (.docx)

Holly Prochaska, Preservation Librarian, University of Cincinnati Libraries

11:50 – 12:00 – Wrap up before lunch, Questions 

12:00 – 1:15 – LUNCH (brown bag lunch/on your own)

1:15 – 1:30 – Lesson Learned from last years’ awardee

Lisa Long, Librarian/Library Administrator, Ohio Department of Natural Resources

1:30 – 1:45 - Grant Management

Cindy Boyden, LSTA Library Consultant, State Library of Ohio 

1:45 – 2:15 – Ask a Conservator! Collections Care Storage Tips and Tricks

Jamye Jamison, Paper Conservator, Jamison Art Conservation

2:15 – 2:30 – Final Wrap-up, Questions

Presenter Bios:

Cindy Boyden has worked for the State Library of Ohio since December of 2014. In December of 2015, she was promoted to LSTA Coordinator / Library Consultant. Prior to joining the State Library, Cindy worked for eight years at Worthington Public Libraries and received her Master of Library and Information Science degree from Kent State University School of Library.

Claire Curran is the Assistant Objects Conservator at ICA-Art Conservation.  She received a Master in Science and Certificate in Art Conservation from the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation (WUDPAC) in 2015. She has been with ICA since 2015.

Jamye Jamison is the owner of Jamison Art Conservation, a paper conservation studio in Cleveland, OH. She received an MLIS with a concentration in book and paper conservation from University of Texas at Austin in 2003. During her conservation career she has worked at ICA Art Conservation in Cleveland, Zukor Art Conservation in Oakland, CA, and the Newberry Library in Chicago, IL.

Lisa Long manages the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological Survey’s Pauline Smyth Geological Library & the Geologic Records Center. Lisa was a reference archivist with the Ohio History Connection for 20 years before becoming a library administrator with the Ohio Geological Survey in 2015.

Miriam Nelson is the Head of Preservation and Digital Initiatives at Ohio University Libraries since where she has worked since 2012. Miriam is the Chair of Ohio Preservation Council.

Holly Prochaska is the Preservation Librarian and co-manager at the collaborative Preservation Lab located on the campus of the University of Cincinnati.  She has been with the University since 1999.

A Library and Archives Conservation Graduate from Buffalo State College SUNY, Ashleigh Schieszer is the Book and Paper Conservator and co-manager at the collaborative Preservation Lab in Cincinnati, OH where she has managed special collections conservation since 2013.

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This project was supported in whole or in part by federal Institute of Museum and Library Services funds, granted through the State Library of Ohio.  The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of IMLS or the State Library of Ohio, and no official endorsement by either agency should be inferred.

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