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Subject: Online course on pest management

Online course on pest management

From: Helen Alten <helen<-a>
Date: Sunday, September 21, 2008
Integrated Pest Management for Museums, Libraries and Archives
October 6 - November 14, 2008
Price: $425

Instructor: Gretchen Anderson

Location:  <URL:>

    Participants in Integrated Pest Management for Museums,
    Libraries and Archives learn low-toxicity methods of controlling
    infestations. IPM is the standard method for treating incoming
    items and monitoring holdings. Integrated Pest Management for
    Museums, Libraries and Archives discusses how infestations
    occur, helps identify risks, provides feasible mitigation
    strategies, discusses the different techniques of treating
    infested materials, and helps you complete an IPM plan and
    monitoring schedule for your institution. The course covers pest
    identification, insects, rodent, birds, bats, other mammals and
    mold infestations, as well as other problems raised by

Course Outline:

    IPM Introduction:
    Pest Risks / Environmental Causes
    Mitigation Strategies
    Treatment Strategies
    Regular review
    Staff Support

    Logistics: Participants in Integrated Pest Management for
    Museums, Libraries and Archives work through eight sections at
    their own pace. Instructor Gretchen Anderson is available for
    scheduled email support. Materials and resources include online
    literature, slide lectures and dialog between students and
    online chats led by the instructor. The course is limited to 20

    Integrated Pest Management for Museums, Libraries and Archives
    runs six weeks. Please pay at
    <URL:> to reserve a
    place. If you have trouble, please contact Helen Alten at
    helen<-a t->collectioncare< . >org

    The Instructor:

        Gretchen Anderson, Objects conservator Gretchen Anderson
        learned her craft at the American Museum of Natural History,
        the Smithsonian's Conservation Analytical Lab, the Canadian
        Conservation Institute, Getty Conservation Lab, the Los
        Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Minnesota Historical
        Society. She established the conservation department at the
        Science Museum of Minnesota in 1989. She is the co-author of
        A Holistic Approach to Museum Pest Management, a technical
        leaflet for the American Association for State and Local
        History and established a rigorous IPM program for the
        Science Museum. Ms. Anderson is a member of the American
        Institute for Conservation and the Society for the
        Preservation of Natural History Collections. She lectures
        and presents workshops on preventive conservation, IPM, and
        practical methods and materials for storage of collections.

    Support for the course is provided by Bio-Integral Resource
    Center (BIRC) in Berkeley, California. BIRC is a nonprofit
    organization offering over 25 years of insight, experience and
    leadership in the development and communication of least-toxic,
    sustainable and environmentally sound Integrated Pest Management

                  Conservation DistList Instance 22:17
                Distributed: Friday, September 26, 2008
                       Message Id: cdl-22-17-009
Received on Sunday, 21 September, 2008

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