LYRASIS Free Webinar: NEH Preservation Assistance Grants

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Join us for an overview of the National Endowment for the Humanities Preservation Assistance Grant (PAG) program, including eligible activities, the application process, the review process, tips on writing your application, and more. LYRASIS Consulting Team members Tom Clareson, Leigh Grinstead, and Katy Klettlinger, who have worked with many libraries, archives, museums, and special collections on PAG projects, will talk about how these grants can be utilized for preservation, digitization, and storage-related assessment projects. We’ll review the most recent application guidelines, and help you prepare to write a grant proposal for the January 13, 2022, deadline.

Instructor: Thomas F. R. Clareson, MA, MLIS

Tom Clareson is Project Director of the Performing Arts Readiness project, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to help performing arts organizations nationwide learn how to protect their assets, sustain operations, and be prepared for emergencies. He serves as Senior Consultant for Digital & Preservation Services at LYRASIS, consulting and teaching nationally and internationally on preservation, disaster preparedness, digitization, digital preservation, special collections/archives, remote storage, funding, strategic planning, and advocacy for libraries, archives, and museums. Clareson serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation.

Instructor: Leigh A. Grinstead, DAS

Leigh A. Grinstead has more than 20 years of experience working in museum administration, overseeing collections, and conducting preservation assessments and collection inventories. Leigh also spent years writing, reviewing and managing successful grant projects. Including National Endowment for the Humanities and Institute for Museum and Library Services grants, and she served as the project manager for the Colorado Statewide Connecting to Collections planning grant and consulted on five others.
In addition to her grants work, Leigh used her nearly half a decade with the Collaborative Digitization Program to deepen an interest in digital collections and digital humanities work. She consults with collection-holding institutions around the nation, facilitating meetings and advising them on digital project and preservation planning, workflows, standards and best practices for capture, metadata creation, access and preservation.

Instructor: Katy L. W. Klettlinger, MLIS

Katy Klettlinger, Outreach Representative and Consultant, serves states in the Mid-Atlantic region and has over fifteen years' experience in archival, government, and public library settings in Ohio. Previously, Klettlinger was a Library Consultant for the State Library of Ohio where she assisted public libraries with digitization, space planning, and strategic planning. Before coming to the State Library, Klettlinger worked for six years as the Records Manager and Archivist for Licking County Government where she built the county's program from the ground up and created its first county-wide digitization program. Her background in archival and digitization management for government settings in addition to public library needs provides unique perspectives for librarians to consider when offering quality services to their patrons. Katy takes pride in supporting colleagues and helping them succeed. Katy serves libraries in the Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes.

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