Long gone are the days when every donation was accepted into the archives. Financial and personnel constraints have required archives to become more discerning. Having policies in place allow archives professionals guidelines for collections management, future acquisitions, lending archives to other organizations for exhibition, assessing preservation needs and planning for emergencies.
Six documents that should be in every archive arsenal are:
Collections Management Policy
Temporary Custody Receipt
Deed of Gift
Incoming/Outgoing Loan Paperwork
Nicole Menchise, LILRC Regional Archivist, will explain why these documents are key to a successfully operating archival repository.
Who should attend: Librarians serving local history rooms, Directors and employees/volunteers of historical societies, house museums or other cultural institutions.
Tuesday, January 28
Registration/networking at 9:30 AM
Workshop: 10:00AM - 12:30 PM
Nassau Library System
900 Jerusalem Ave, Uniondale, NY 11553
Wednesday, January 29
Registration/networking at 1:00 PM
Workshop: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Suffolk Cooperative Library System (Training Room)
627 Sunrise Hwy, Bellport, NY 11713
A certificate for 2.5 Professional Development Hours (.25 CEU's) will be emailed after the workshop.
Parking is ample at both locations and is ADA compliant.