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


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

Barclay Ogden, Director for Preservation, UC Berkeley Libraries

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.

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

Pre-registration required. Register for any of the above workshops online:

For more information or registration assistance contact: Sarah Sagouspe (

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:

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.