This event is FULL and registration is closed as of 4/18/2016
Athens-Clarke County Library
2025 Baxter Street
Athens, GA 30606
This FREE all day workshop in support of the American Library Association’s Preservation Week 2016 can help you be prepared for events beyond your control like a bad storm, flooding as happened in October 2015 in Columbia, SC, or a broken pipe. You will learn to evaluate your personal collections including photos, scrapbooks, letters, and how to best store these important items to protect them for the long haul. You will also learn how to create a disaster preparedness plan and the last part of the day will be spent writing one. Tina Seetoo and Christine Wiseman, are preservation and conservation specialists with years of experience and will teach us how to take care of our “stuff” and will help us in writing our own plan to protect it. This time you will leave a workshop with the product you need ready to implement once you get home.
NostalgicMedia.com is sponsoring part of speaker's fees. Co-sponsors are : Georgia Genealogical Society, Athens-Clarke County Library Heritage Room, Clarke Oconee Genealogical Society
There will be catalogs from companies who sell the "good stuff" to help you locate supplies you need and Nostalgic Media will have a table with information on digital conversion of a variety of items.
This workshop has been approved by Georgia Public Library Services (GPLS) for 5 CEU credits.
Check in 9:00 - 9:30 am
9:30 - 10:30 Saving Family Treasures - Covers multiple types of collections. Includes housing, handling, storage environment, and disaster preparedness.
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 11:45 Protecting Memories: Caring for Family Photographs - Includes housing, handling, storage environment, and disaster preparedness for photographs both analog and digital.
11:45 - 1:15 - Lunch (on your own)
1:15 - 2:15 Basics of Digital Imaging - Covers the basics of scanning personal collections, and what formats to save in to preserve.
2:15 - 2:25 - Break
2:25 - 3:25 Disaster Preparedness and Recovery for Personal Collections - Basics of emergency planning for personal records and family treasures. Covers fire, water/flood, and mold.
3:25- 3:35 Break
3:35 - 4:30 - Write your own disaster preparedness and recovery plan. At the end of the day, participants will be assisted in completing a Pocket Response Plan (PreP), including the procedures for an initial response to an emergency and compiling a list of emergency contacts and local resources.
4:30 - 4: 45 Questions and wrap up
About our Speaker
Tina Mason Seetoo is the Archives & Donor Relations Associate at the Delta Air Lines Archives at the Delta Flight Museum. With the Archives Staff, she is responsible for the preservation of and access to the archives and museum collections.
Prior positions include, Conservator of the Georgia Archives for 6 years and Manager of Preservation Services at the Southeastern Library Network (now LYRASIS) where she was responsible for preservation education and outreach throughout the Southeast.
She lectures and consults on a wide range of preservation topics including collections care and repair, environmental management, disaster preparedness and recovery, and preservation management. Since 2010 she has been a Part-time Instructor of the Preservation of Archives course in the Masters of Archival Studies program at Clayton State University. She is the Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Heritage Emergency Response Alliance (HERA), a Metro Atlanta area disaster network.
She received an MLIS and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Conservation from the University of Texas at Austin which included a year-long internship in the Book Conservation Lab of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries.
Christine Wiseman is Head of the Digital Services Unit at the Robert W. Woodruff Library at Atlanta University Center. In this capacity she works collaboratively with library staff, the Archives Research Center, and faculties to deliver digital services in support of teaching, learning, and research. She is responsible for implementing best practices and emerging technologies that support the creation, management, discovery, access and preservation of digital collections.
Previous positions include serving as Preservation Services Manager at the State Archives of Georgia from 2002-2012, where she was responsible for planning, developing, and implementing a comprehensive program for the preservation and reformatting of the state’s historic records.During this tenure Christine was actively involved in statewide and regional disaster planning. She was on one of the earliest teams to assess damage to records in Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina; she was involved in developing the PReP (Pocket Response Plan); bringing Heritage Preservation’s Alliance for Response Forums to Atlanta and Savannah, and in forming HERA, an Atlanta area disaster network.
She served as the 2011 president of the Society of Georgia Archivists and was the project manager for Georgia’s statewide preservation planning project, the Healthy Collections Initiative in 2007-2009. Christine teaches on a wide variety of archives and preservation topics, and has served as a part time instructor for Clayton State University’s Masters in Archival Studies program since 2010.
Registration & Cost
Registration for this event is closed!
To be added to the wait list, people can send an email to me at gagensocprograms [at] gmail.com In case of cancellations, additions will be based on date and time sent.