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Subject: Workshop on pests and mold

Workshop on pests and mold

From: Julie Page <julie>
Date: Monday, August 9, 2004
Protecting Cultural Collections from Pests and Mold

The California Preservation Program presents two workshops on
protecting cultural collections from pests and mold. Co-sponsored
with the Los Angeles Preservation Network (LAPNet), Berkeley Public
Library and Califa, the workshops are supported by the Institute of
Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library
Services and Technology Act, administered by the California State

Controlling Pests: Where Eating Is Not Permitted

    Monday, October 18, 2004
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    Los Angeles

    Thursday, October 21, 2004
    Berkeley Public Library

This workshop is designed as an introduction to integrated pest
management (IPM) for cultural institutions. The IPM approach to
preventing and managing pest infestation relies on regular
monitoring, documentation, and primarily non-chemical prevention.
The workshop will include information on developing an IPM program
and a review of pests most often found in cultural collections.

Be Prepared--Managing a Mold Invasion

    Tuesday, October 19, 2004
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    Los Angeles

    Friday, October 22, 2004
    Berkeley Public Library

This workshop provides an understanding of how and why mold blooms
occur and gives strategies for prevention. The immediate responses
to inactivate an outbreak will be reviewed in addition to follow-up
procedures to prevent future outbreaks. The safety and health
hazards will also be underscored.

Registration at 9:30 a.m. Program is 10 am - 4:00 pm

Attendance at both workshops is strongly recommended but not

Speaker: Dr. Thomas Parker, President and Entomologist of Pest
Control Services, Inc., Lansdowne, PA. Dr. Parker attended the
University of Delaware School of Agriculture and Purdue University.
In 1975, he founded Pest Control Services, Inc., a consulting firm
which develops and implements integrated pest management (IPM)
programs for libraries, archives, museums, historic structures, and

Dr. Parker often works professionally as an expert witness in
litigation matters, primarily involved with wood-destroying
organisms.  He has worked with collections and buildings threatened
by mold, insects, birds, bats, and rodents throughout the United
States and some foreign countries.  He frequently lectures about
recovery from mold outbreaks and on integrated pest management
programs for cultural institutions.

Registration: $50.00 (1 workshop); $85.00 (2
workshops).Pre-registration required; includes lunch.

Please send this form and your credit card information or check made
out to Califa to:

    Califa/PLS, Attn. Kathy Krause
    2471 Flores St.
    San Mateo CA 94403

For program questions, contact

    Julie Page
    jpage [at] ucsd__edu

Job Title
Fax: Los Angeles
Vegetarian lunch?

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:11
                 Distributed: Thursday, August 12, 2004
                       Message Id: cdl-18-11-013
Received on Monday, 9 August, 2004

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