Registration Open For Free, Online Collections Care Courses
Registration is now open for three new online courses in the Caring for Yesterday’s Treasures—Today series. The series, launched in January 2013, offers free online courses focused on the preservation of archival and historical collections. Tailored to fit the needs and schedules of staff and volunteers at libraries and archives, each course includes four to six 90-minute, interactive webinars presented by preservation experts.
Registration is free. Simply click here to sign up. If you’ve participated in a previous course, please register with us again.
Fundraising for Collections Care – September 23, 25 and October 1, 3 (2-3:30 p.m. EDT)
Caring for Audiovisual Materials – October 16, 21, 23, 28, 30 from (2-3:30 p.m. EDT)
Outreach Activities for Collections Care – November TBA
Participants will earn a certificate of completion if they attend all the webinars in a course and submit simple homework assignments. Courses are conducted through the Connecting to Collections Online Community and participants will be able to continue the conversation with instructors and classmates in the Community once the course has concluded. Participants are encouraged to submit specific questions about collections care to ensure that the courses are directly relevant to their needs.
Since its launch in January, five courses on a range of topics have been offered, and more than 1,500 certificates of completion have been awarded. All previous courses have been archived on the Online Community where webinar recordings, associated handouts, and resources can be found. Past topics have included collections care basics, risk evaluation,writing a disaster response plan, caring for digital materials, and caring for photographs.
Caring for Yesterday’s Treasures—Today is made possible through an Institute of Museum and Library Services Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Continuing Education grant to Heritage Preservation. The website and webinars are produced by LearningTimes.