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Subject: Training in basic conservation treatment

Training in basic conservation treatment

From: Lynn Jones <ljones>
Date: Monday, March 16, 1992
For Immediate Release - March 16, 1992

NEH Funds Conference at Berkeley to Plan Regional Training In Basic
    Conservation Treatment

The National Endowment for the Humanities Division of Preservation and
Access has funded a week-long conference, to be held at UC Berkeley, for
collections conservators and preservation administrators to design basic
curricula and implementation plans for regional training opportunities
for conservation technicians of general library collections.

The conference, called Training the Trainers, will take place from April
28 through May 2, 1992 on the Berkeley campus and will be conducted by
staff of the Berkeley Library Conservation Department.  Twenty libraries
from around the country, representing as many geographical regions as
possible, have been invited.  The libraries invited include academic and
research libraries with general collections preservation programs,
staffed by both a preservation administrator and a collection
conservator.  Forty participants (twenty collection conservators and
twenty preservation administrators) will attend the conference.

The goals of Training the Trainers are three:

     1) To build consensus on a model curriculum and educational
     materials for basic conservation training.

     2) To develop plans to organize and fund regional training projects
     using the model curriculum developed during the conference.

     3) To train collection conservators in a broad selection of
     instructional methods suitable for teaching collections
     conservation-- i.e., to train the trainers.

All participating institutions have committed, in principle, to offer
conservation training opportunities to libraries in their regions based
on plans developed at the conference.  A task force of the American
Library Association has expressed interest in coordinating
implementation of the regional training plans after the conference.  The
Association of Research Libraries plans to publish and distribute the
training documentation.

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