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Subject: RFP: Preservation education staff training kit

RFP: Preservation education staff training kit

From: Jeannette Smithee <centro>
Date: Wednesday, October 26, 1994
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Request for Proposal
Development of a Preservation Education Staff Training Kit

The Central New York Library Resources Council (CLRC) and its regional
Preservation Committee is seeking to develop a Preservation Education
Staff Training Program for libraries and historical agencies in the four
county central New York Region. The libraries and historical societies
in the region that would benefit from this program include:

    *   thirteen academic libraries, including Syracuse University as
        well as two and four year colleges;

    *   public library members of Mid-York and Onondaga County Public
        Library Systems;

    *   urban, suburban and rural school libraries;

    *   corporate and non-profit agency special libraries; and

    *   county and local community historical agencies and archives.

In 1992 ten central New York libraries and historical agencies
participated in a Preservation Needs Assessment Program (PNAP). This
cooperative project identified preservation needs for the region.
Education was identified by at least five of the ten participants as a
priority. PNAP participants and Preservation Committee members have
identified the need for Preservation Education teaching aids that can be
adapted for use in staff and volunteer orientations, inservice
education, or group presentations in a variety of situations. They want
assistance in presenting an overview of preservation issues for general
collections and for some, historical or special collections. Staff
training would be for all library and historical agency staff, not only
those directly involved with book repair and preservation. The purpose
of the training would be to raise awareness of issues such as acid
paper, environmental concerns, the need for care in handling books and
paper materials, the role of staff in identifying materials in need of
repair or preservation treatment, etc. This project will not include
training in techniques for book repair or preservation treatments.

The CLRC is seeking grant funding for 1995-1996 for a regional
Preservation Education Project to develop a Staff Training Kit. This
Request for Proposal is intended to identify a person or group to work
with the CLRC Assistant Director and the Preservation Committee. The
Preservation Education Staff Training Kit should include components such
as one or more of the following:

    An Instructor's Manual for conducting staff or volunteer
        orientations, inservice education or presentations; The Manual
        should be flexible enough so that it can be adapted to a variety
        of situations and should include presentation outlines, masters
        for overheads, slides or handouts, a list of other training
        resources, etc; The manual should be short and be provided in a
        format to be easily duplicated and distributed to libraries and
        historical agencies throughout the region.

    Visual Training Aids, e.g. slide presentation, video, poster(s),
        traveling exhibit, or instructions for creating in-house visual
        aids; Any Visual Aids created for this project should be
        presented in a format that can be duplicated at cost for
        libraries and historical agencies in the region or that can be
        sturdy enough to be loaned and used by many organizations.

    A Seminar to instruct preservation librarians, archivists or
        administrators in techniques for conducting Preservation
        Education Staff Training Programs; A Seminar would include
        presentation techniques and alternatives to group presentations,
        examples of the use of a variety of Visual Aids, evaluation,

The Preservation Education Staff Training Project would be completed
between September 1995 and March 1996, if grant funding is available.
Notification of availability of funding for the Project will not be
received until late spring of 1995. Travel funding will not be included
in the Project except for a training seminar. Development of other
aspects of the Staff Training Kit would be done with advice and feedback
of the CLRC Preservation Committee using telephone, fax and e-mail.

Questions can be directed to Jeannette Smithee, Assistant Director
Central New York Library Resources Council, at 315/478- 6080 until
10/28, at 315/446-5446 after 11/1, or at smitheej [at] vax__cs__hscsyr__edu or
centro [at] vax__cs__hscsyr__edu by e-mail.

Please send Proposal with a description of project activities and
product(s), timeline, fee and a resume including references and
descriptions of similar projects. Include phone number(s), e-mail
addresses or other methods to be contacted between November 21 and
November 28. Send Proposal to the Central New York Library Resources
Council, 3049 E Genesee St, Syracuse  NY 13224-1690 by November 21,

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