Loaning and Borrowing Special Collections

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Libraries, archives, historical societies and other organizations with special collections sometimes share collections for use by a different institution for research, exhibition, or other purposes. In order to protect special collections during transport and loan, institutions need policies and procedures for loaning and borrowing special collections materials. This class will cover the benefits and challenges of loaning and borrowing special collections materials, as well as guidelines for cultural heritage institutions loaning or borrowing materials.

Learning Outcomes
  • Understand benefits and challenges to sharing special collections materials through physical loans
  • Create policies and procedures to protect collections during loan and exhibition

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.

Staff at organizations who are responsible for borrowing or loaning special collections from or to other institutions.

Archival Recertification Credits - ARCs: 1
Information on Archival Recertification Credits

Registrations for this class must be received at least one week before the class date. Registrants should receive an email offering detailed login and setup instructions. Please call 800.999.8558 if you do not receive this email at least three days before the class. This class is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.

Time: All live online classes are in Eastern time.

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You may register using one of two methods:

    Register Online
    Click on "Register" above.
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    Print out the registration form and fax it to LYRASIS at 404.892.7879.