April 19-20, 2012

“Disasters Happen” Preparation & Response Training workshop in Cedar Rapids, IA.  Funded by an IMLS Connecting to Collections Grant. $30 one day/ $50 both days.  Lunch included.  Registration deadline: April 10.  Click here for schedule and registration information.

April 22-28 is Preservation Week

Preservation Clinic: Ask the Experts! The Iowa State University Library Preservation Department will host a Preservation Clinic in the lobby of Parks Library (outside the Fireplace Reading Room) to celebrate Preservation Week.  Bring in your treasured family photographs, documents, or artifacts to receive a free preservation consultation!  Or just drop by to learn more about the department’s mission and how you can support preservation at ISU.  Open to the public. Tuesday, April 24, 2pm-4pm; Wednesday, April 25, 11am-1pm; Thursday, April 26, 2pm-3pm; and Friday, April 27, 8am-10am.

April 24, 2012

Taking Care of Family Textiles. The ISU Library Preservation Department will host a viewing of this webinar with objects conservator Bronwyn Eves discussing various types of family textiles, such as clothing, flags, furniture coverings, and framed textiles. Tuesday, April 24, 2012.  1:00 pm CST (session lasts 1 hour). Room 192, Parks Library.

April 26, 2012

Preserving Your Personal Digital Photographs. The ISU Library Preservation Department will host a viewing of this webinar with Bill LeFlurgy discussing practical tips and tools for keeping your digital photographs safe as technology changes. Thursday, April 26, 2012. 1:00 pm CST (session lasts 1 hour). Room 192, Parks Library.

July 23-24, 2012 and July 25-26, 2012

AIC Master Studies Workshop: Conservation of Transparent Papers with Conservator Hildegard Homburger.  $350 for AIC members/$500 for non-members.  Partially funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).  Scholarships available through FAIC and NEH.  Registration deadline is June 15, 2012 or when the course is full (enrollment limited to 6 per two-day workshop).  Hosted by ISU Library, Ames, IA.  Click here for course details, scholarship application links, and registration information.

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