Free Workshops on Creating & Funding Preservation Projects – San Luis Obispo and Tulare, March 2013

“Creating and Funding Preservation Projects to Enhance Collection Care” is a one-day workshop that begins with identifying and setting priorities among collection needs. With a clear sense of needs, the second part of the workshop reviews sources of grant funding available to your institution. The third part of the workshop addresses the key preservation questions asked on grant applications – participants answer the questions on behalf of their institutions, building the elements of a proposal for their own collection. The workshop emphasizes working collaboratively with colleagues to develop and receive feedback on project proposals.

By the end of the workshop day, participants will have:

  • Outlined a preservation project proposal specific to their institution
  • Identified possible funding sources
  • Tested their ideas with other workshop participants

DATES, TIMES, & LOCATIONS

San Luis Obispo – March 8, 2013 9:00am – 4:00pm – San Luis Obispo Public Library
Tulare – March 15, 2013 9:00am – 4:00pm – Tulare Historical Museum

INSTRUCTOR 
Barclay Ogden, Director for Preservation, UC Berkeley Libraries

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Administrators and staff responsible for care of the collection in all types of libraries and archives, with an emphasis on small-to-medium sized institutions without preservation grant writing experience. By registering for the workshop, the institution commits to supporting the attendee(s) to achieve the workshop’s goals to develop and submit proposals for preservation projects to enhance collection care. When possible, two attendees from an institution should attend so they can work together on project development.

COST
These workshops are FREE . Funding is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through a Connecting to Collections statewide grant.

REGISTRATION 
Pre-registration required. Register for any of the above workshops online: http://calmuseums.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.viewpage&pageid=489

For more information or registration assistance contact: Sarah Sagouspe (admin@calmuseums.org)

The Californians Connecting to Collections Project (C3) is a statewide preservation project that is providing information, education, and training to California heritage institutions. For additional information about the C3 Project, see the Californians Connecting to Collections webpage:

http://calpreservation.org/cpp/projects/connecting-to-collections

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute’s mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas.

Call for GCLN Scholarship applications

Friday, February 15, 2013 –

The Gold Coast Library Network (GLCN) is excited to let you know that we are providing scholarships this year. We will be offering two $400 scholarships:

  • One to a library school student to assist with educational expenses or conference attendance
  • One to an employee working in a GCLN library to assist with their professional development

Information about the scholarships, eligibility, and the application form can be found on the Scholarships page. Applications are due by March 15, 2013.

Please apply or encourage others you know who are eligible to apply for one of these scholarships.

If you have any questions contact the GCLN Chair, Mary Logue, at mlogue@westmont.edu