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Ohio LSTA Special Collections Conservation Class (Year 3)

  • 14 Jun 2018
  • 9:30 AM - 12:30 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 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.

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

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 – 9:45 – Welcome and Introduction

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

9:45 – 10:05 - Case Studies – Books and Paper Library and Archives Conservation: 6 Key Treatment Considerations (.docx)

Ashleigh Schieszer

10:05 – 10:15 - Break 

10:15 – 10:35 - Case Studies – Objects

Claire Curran, Objects Conservator, ICA – Art Conservation

10:35 – 10:50 - Selection Criteria Selection of Object(s) for Conservation Treatment (.docx)

Miriam Nelson, Head of Preservation, Ohio University Libraries 

10:50 – 11:10 - Finding and Working with a Conservator Preservation and Conservation Resources

Claire Curran & Ashleigh Schieszer

11:10 – 11:20 - Break 

11:20 – 11:35 - Contracts, Insurance, Transport Key Considerations regarding Insurance, Contracts, and Transportation & Security (.docx)

Holly Prochaska, Preservation Librarian, University of Cincinnati Libraries

11:35 –11:55 – Lesson Learned from last years’ awardee

Chloe Kie, Archivist, Columbus College of Art & Design Packard Library

Chris Mannix, Public Services Librarian, Columbus College of Art & Design Packard Library

11:55 – 12:05 - Grant Management

Missy Lodge, Associate State Librarian for Library Development, State Library of Ohio

12:05 – 12:30 – Wrap-up, Questions

Presenter Bios:

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.

Chloe Kie is the Archivist at the Columbus College of Art & Design. She received her MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh in Archives and Preservation, and has been at CCAD for a year. 

Chris Mannix is the Instruction Librarian and curator of the rare book collection at the Columbus College of Art & Design. She has been at CCAD since 2010.

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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