This two hour live online class will look at specific ways that you can reach out to staff, donors, your users, and potential funders to improve collections care, gain additional resources, and fund special projects.
Are you looking for ways to start new projects? Do you need support for better care of your collections? Why not take something you are already doing or (would like to do) and use it to help further your preservation goals.
Every archives, library, and museum has unique and valuable collections. Learn how to utilize those special treasures to generate interest and resources for both the gems and the general collections. Topics covered include: how preservation outreach can work for your institution, types of outreach activities that will highlight collections care needs, and how to get started turning outreach activities into possible funding. The class will examine the value of virtual and on-site activities to increase community interest, participation, as well as monetary and in-kind donations. Be prepared to talk about what you are already doing and explore ways to take your efforts one step further.
By the end of this class participants will be able to:
Develop a plan to increase the visibility of your programs
Design approaches to address specific needs
Instructor: Annie Peterson
Annie Peterson is Preservation Services Librarian at LYRASIS. Before joining LYRASIS, Annie Peterson was the Preservation Librarian for the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library at Tulane University. She has an MLIS from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. She has a range of experience in preservation and conservation that provides a strong base for helping the archives, historical societies, libraries and museums that we reach through the Preservation Field Services project. She is active in the American Library Association and is the Chair of the Association of Library Collections and Technical Services Preservation and Reformatting Section. In 2016 Annie was awarded the Esther J. Piercy Award from ALCTS, an award that is given to recognize the contribution to areas of librarianship included in library collections and technical service by a librarian who has shown outstanding promise for continuing contribution and leadership.