Preservation Conference June 4-5

What Every Library Needs - Preservation!

Every library needs to preserve its physical collection. But how? And what do you need to know?  Where do you go for help when you need expert help?

On June 4-5, 2009, MLC is offering a one-time-only Preservation Conference, “Who Are You Going to Call?” at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing, Michigan.  This two-day conference features ten experienced speakers and focuses on library-vendor partnerships on preservation projects.  In addition to the presentations and dinner and luncheon speakers, the conference includes a vendor breakfast and exhibits, with ample opportunities to talk with the vendor reps.

To register online and for a detailed agenda, please see MLC’s workshop registration page.

For questions about the conference or for assistance with registration, please contact Heather Thomas at or 800-530-9019 x133.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

12:00 - 1:00 pm Registration

1:00 - 2:15 pm Preservation: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, Michele Cloonan, Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science

2:15 - 3:00 pm Mass Deacidification from Inside Out, Shannon Zachary, University of Michigan Library

3:15 - 3:45 pm Socially Networked Preservation, Kevin Driedger, Library of Michigan

3:45 - 4:05 pm National Archives Publishing Company project, Jeff Moyers, NAPC

4:05 - 4:45 pm Working with a private conservator on a NEH grant project, Eric Alstrom, Michigan State University

5:30 - 7:00 pm Networking Reception (cash bar) and Vendor Showcase

7:00 - 9:00 pm Dinner Speaker: Three Interesting Conservation Projects, James Craven, University of Michigan

Friday, June 5, 2009

8:00 - 9:00 am Vendor Breakfast

9:00 - 9:40 am Mold Remediation in the University of Illinois' Rare Book & Manuscript Library - Our successes and compromises, Jennifer Hain Teper, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

9:40 - 10:20 am A Collaboration to Assess Preservation at Albion College, Jennie Thomas, Albion College Library

10:35 - 11:15 am Extending the Preservation Team at the Cleveland Public Library, Ann Olszewski, Cleveland Public Library

11:35 am - 12:00 pm Vendor Showcase

12:00 - 2:00 pm Lunch Speaker: Disaster Response and Recovery: A Tale of Two Rivers, Nancy Kraft, University of Iowa

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