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Ohio LSTA Special Collections Conservation Class (Year 2)

  • 15 Jun 2017
  • 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.

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

Carly Sentieri, Curator of Special Collections, Miami University Libraries

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

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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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