Collage of items from libraries receiving conservation/preservation grants
May 6, 2021

Registration is now open for the Ohio Preservation Council (OPC) Special Collections Conservation Care online class.  This professional development opportunity will take place virtually through pre-recorded talks that attendees will move through, self-directed, between the dates of June 2nd and June 23rd.  The class is modeled after the in-person half-day class previously offered by OPC at the State Library of Ohio.

Completion of all class modules is a pre-requisite for institutions interested in applying for an LSTA Conservation grant.  

The class will kick off on June 2nd with a live discussion from OPC staff members as well as State Library LSTA staff on how to write a successful LSTA conservation proposal. Attendance is strongly encouraged, though the live kick-off will be recorded for those that cannot attend.  By completing the online self-paced class modules, attendees will gain an understanding of the criteria for selecting materials for conservation/preservation, basic evaluation considerations, how to find and work with a conservator, contracts and insurance, and treatment documentation.  Participants are encouraged to reach out to OPC staff with questions, inquiries about the grant, and for informal discussions about selecting objects for treatment.

Institutions that complete the required class modules may apply for the maximum LSTA award amount of $4,999.

Up to 20 institutions may register for the virtual class modules. Please register only one name per institution. State Library staff will contact each registered institution to verify names of potential individual class attendees.  

Registration closes Monday, May 24th or when the class is full.

To register go to: https://library.ohio.gov/services-for-libraries/lsta-grants/conservation-and-preservation-grant/#ClassRegistration

Please contact Cindy Boyden (LSTA@library.ohio.gov) with any LSTA funding-related questions.

Media Contact:

Marsha McDevitt-Stredney, Public Information Officer and Director, Marketing & Communications (614) 644-6875 marshams@library.ohio.gov