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Save the Date: Special Collections Conservation Care class and LSTA Opportunity


The State Library of Ohio is pleased to be working again with the Ohio Preservation Council (OPC) on a Special Collections Conservation Care class.  This professional development opportunity will take place at the State Library of Ohio, June 14, 2018 from 9:30 am -12:30 pm

Attendees will leave with an understanding of the criteria for selecting materials for conservation/preservation, basic evaluation considerations, how to find and work with a conservator, contracts and insurance and treatment documentation.  Participants are encouraged to bring actual materials they are considering having conserved for an informal discussion about the range of treatment possibilities they might encounter.


Those attending the class will be eligible to apply for an LSTA grant of up to $4,999 to conserve one or more items from their collection.  Attendance is limited to 20 institutions.


Registration will open the first week of April 2018 on the State Library’s training calendar.  Additional information and the grant RFP will be also be available at that time.



Congratulations to our September 2017 Grant Recipients:

James DaMico - Into the Vault: Library and Archives Storage Strategies, Harry Ransom Center, UT Austin. 


Past grant recipients:

March 2017

September 2016 

  • Veronica Sorcher: Digital Print Preservation workshop held by the Image Permanence Institute
  • John Dewees: 6 courses in support of digital preservation practices through Lyrasis
  • Elizabeth Williams-Clymer: Rare Book School course, Printed Books to 1800, Description and Analysis

March 2016 

  • Riley Cruttenden: Presented a poster at the American Insitute for Conservation Annual Meeting in Montreal

We are honored to have the opportunity to support our colleagues in their pursuit of knowledge and professional experience. We would like to thank all who applied and encourage others to participate in the next round. See more about applying for the next grant cycle here.

Once again, congratulations to our grant recipients!