New Jersey’s Collections Care Network Training Programs

Registration Now Open! New Jersey’s Collections Care Network training programs!

The New Jersey State Library is leading a two-year initiative to address urgent collections care needs in New Jersey, through educational programs and training. Intended to reach collections care professionals and volunteers, these programs will encourage the use of best practices, support targeted fundraising and marketing, increase the use of existing resources, and accelerate the development of collaborative strategies.
PROGRAMS 
DIGITIZATION BASICS
This workshop will help your institution get started in the development of a digital program. The session includes discussion of the tools you can use for scanning; basic hardware, software, and metadata issues; use of in-house or outsourced services to digitize; collaborative digitization; practical planning decisions for staffing; and budgeting for digital activities.
Speaker: Thomas F.R. Clareson, Senior Consultant, Digital & Preservation Services, LYRASIS
Fee: $25
Schedule: 
  • April 9 – Morris Museum, Morristown
  • April 10 – Monmouth County Archives, Monmouth County Library Headquarters, Manalapan
  • April 23 – WheatonArts, Milville
  • April 24 – Free Public Library of Hasbrouck Heights, Hasbrouck Height


PRINCIPLES OF ARCHIVAL MANAGEMENT

This workshop will focus on topics of collection management in archival collections, particularly accessioning, processing, and providing access to material. There will also be some discussion about leveraging scarce resources, particularly funding and staffing.
Speaker: Rachel Onuf, Archival Consultant
Fee: $25
Schedule:
  • May 7 – Morris Museum, Morristow
  • May 8 – Monmouth County Archives, Monmouth County Library Headquarters, Manalapan
  • May 14 – WheatonArts, Milville
  • May 15 – Free Public Library of Hasbrouck Heights, Hasbrouck Heights


HOUSING SOLUTIONS

This workshop will address concerns in creating safe and effective housing for the storage and display of paper art and artifacts. Participants will have the opportunity to create a few simple enclosures. *Limited to 24 participants
Speaker: Jessica Makin, Manager of Housing & Framing, CCAHA
Fee: $35 (includes $10 materials fee)
Schedule:
  • March 13 – Free Public Library of Hasbrouck Heights, Hasbrouck Heights
  • June 11 – Morris Museum, Morristown
  • June 18 – WheatonArts, Milville
  • June 20 – Monmouth County Archives, Monmouth County Library Headquarters, Manalapan


PRESERVING YOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTIONS

This workshop will examine suitable housing supplies, including paper, plastics, interleaving papers, boxes, and more. Environmental parameters for storage, proper labeling techniques, and safe handling of photographs will also be discussed.
Speaker: Rachel Wetzel, Photograph Conservator, CCAHA
Fee: $25
Schedule:
  • March 6 – Free Public Library of Hasbrouck Heights, Hasbrouck Heights
  • August 13 – Morris Museum, Morristown
  • August 20 – WheatonArts, Milville
  • August 22 – Monmouth County Archives, Monmouth County Library Headquarters, Manalapan


PRESERVATION BEST PRACTICES FOR OPTIMAL COLLECTIONS CARE

This program will provide participants with an overview of the preservation standards for the many aspects of collections care.
Speaker: Laura Hortz Stanton, Director of Preservation Services, CCAHA
Fee: $25
Schedule:
  • July 9 – Morris Museum, Morristown
  • July 11 – Monmouth County Archives, Monmouth County Library Headquarters, Manalapan
  • July 16 – WheatonArts, Milville
  • July 17 – Free Public Library of Hasbrouck Heights, Hasbrouck Heights


NOTES

Programs are 9:30am – 3:30pm
Lunch will be provided. 
Refunds will be given until two weeks prior to the program date, minus a $10 cancellation fee.
If you have special needs, please contact CCAHA at least three weeks prior to the program date so that accommodations can be made.
REGISTRATION & PAYMENT
Registration deadline: Two weeks prior to program date
Registration, secure credit card payment, and additional program information are available at www.ccaha.org/education/program-calendar.
This programming is presented by the New Jersey State Library and the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts, with generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Project partners: New Jersey State Archives, Newark Museum, The New Jersey State Museum, The New Jersey Historical Commission, and Rutgers University.
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