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Ask An Archivist: Deaccessioning Do’s and Don’ts

  • September 30, 2021
  • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Zoom Meeting


  • Any staff member of a LILRC Institutional Member or a LILRC Retired Member
  • For staff and members of any other councils.


Deaccessioning archives is an important collection management tool, but the process can be intimidating and overwhelming. This 90 minute program will include information about:

  • Deaccession criteria
  • Creating a Collections Committee
  • Donor requests
  • What to do with ‘orphan works’
  • What is considered a ‘diligent search’
  • Keeping the public’s trust intact
  • Documentation and transparency
  • Thoughts on ‘disposal’ 
  • Your collections going forward

Also, case studies will be discussed to extract lessons from real world experiences. For more information, contact Nicole Menchise at 631-675-1570 (ext 2004) or at

Code of Conduct

For questions, please email Eliscia Cirrone,

Professional Development Hours:  (.15 CEUs)

FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS - We have implemented a two step verification process for security purposes and to maintain accurate attendance records.  You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. 

If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at   

If you do not already have a zoom account you will be prompted to do so upon logging into the meeting.  If this is the first time you are using Zoom, after you have created an account, you can join the meeting by entering the Meeting ID/ Password provided to you in the confirmation email.  You can access all subsequent Zoom meetings by clicking the meeting link in the confirmation email.

Long Island Library Resources Council
627 N. Sunrise Service Road
Bellport NY, 11713
Phone: (631) 675-1570

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