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Connecting to Collections:
Continuing Conversation Exchange Program
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Welcome and Opening Remarks
- Terry L. Davis, President and CEO, American Association for State and Local History
- Larry L. Reger, President, Heritage Preservation
- Connie Bodner, Institute of Museum and Library Services
Implementing Connecting to Collections: Delaware
The Delaware Collections Stewardship Implementation Project is a result of 60 site visits made during the planning phase of the project. The Delaware program includes a variety of preservation workshops and conferences, loan of environmental monitoring equipment, and sharing of preservation policy models. This presentation will focus on a unique collaborative approach for helping institutions inventory their collections, which is a foundation for all other preservation activities.
- Thomas F.R. Clareson, Senior Consultant for New Initiatives, LYRASIS (chair)
- Beth-Ann Ryan, Deputy Director, Delaware Division of Libraries
- Rachel Onuf, Archives and Preservation Consultant
- Kasey Grier, Director, Museum Studies Program, University of Delaware
- Kevin Impellizeri, Student, University of Delaware Museum Studies Program
- Abbey Chamberlain, Student, University of Delaware Museum Studies Program
Going the Distance: Connecting in a Rural Environment
When your state is big but the population is both small and dispersed, you have additional challenges. Representatives from Montana, South Dakota, and Wyoming will discuss how they met the challenges of creating community and planning for outreach in rural environments. This session may offer ideas for reaching hard-to-reach institutions even in smaller states.
- Leigh Grinstead, Digital Services Consultant, LYRASIS (chair)
- Molly Kruckenberg, Research Center Manager, Montana Historical Society
- Jane Roth Williams, Museum Consultant
- Beverly N. Perkins, Chief Conservator, Buffalo Bill Historical Center
The Overseas Connection
Fantasy: sandy beaches, warm breezes, and exotic species. Reality: overseas shipping costs, hurricanes/typhoons, and really big bugs. This presentation will offer a glimpse into the challenges of caring for collections outside the continental U.S. Many of the challenges will be familiar, but some are truly unique!
- Danielle Cunniff Plumer, Texas State Library and Archives Commission (chair)
- Jane Barnwell, Director, Library and Information Literacy Initiatives, Pacific Resources for Education and Learning
- Susan Laura Lugo, C.A., Territorial Coordinator for Archives, Government of the Virgin Islands
Connecting to the Public: Outreach and Advocacy for Collections Care
As part of their Connecting to Collections Statewide Planning Grants, many states included an advocacy element, which included outreach to elected officials. State agencies, and the public. This session will review lessons learned in some of these efforts and provide advice on how to conduct similar activities in your state.
- Kristen Overbeck Laise, Vice President, Collections Care Programs, Heritage Preservation, Washington, DC
Connecting to Information: How Does Your Institution Measure Up?
As part of their Connecting to Collections Statewide Planning Grants, many states developed needs assessment surveys, often modeled on the Heritage Health Index. Session participants will review the lessons they learned in creating these surveys and discuss ongoing data collection needs.
- Ingred Bogel, Executive Director, Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts, Philadelphia, PA
Connecting to Collections: Tools You Can Use
As part of their Connecting to Collections Statewide Planning Grants, may states began the process of developing or, in some cases, updating statewide disaster plans. In this session, statewide planning and implementation grant representatives will discuss their tools, how they were developed, and tell you where to find them.
- Thomas F. R. Clareson, Senior Consultant of New Initiatives, LYRASIS, Westerville, OH
Connecting to the Future: Statewide Disaster Preparedness Planning
As part of their Connecting to Collections Statewide Planning Grants, may states began the process of developing or, in some cases, updating statewide disaster plans. In this session, statewide planning and implementation grant representatives will discuss their approaches to disaster planning at the institutional a statewide level.
- Gina Minks, Imaging and Preservation Service Manager, Amigos Library Services. Dallas, TX