Graduate students from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Information Science, Master’s in Library Science, Archives, Preservation and Records Management will be presenting a series of preservation workshops for the community on Saturday, March 21, 2009, at the Archives/Library, Youngstown Historical Center, 151 W. Wood Street, Youngstown.
From 10 Am – Noon “An Introduction to Document and Photographic Preservation” will be presented. Topics covered will include proper storage and handling, disaster planning and digitization. This course is designed for hobbyists, collectors and genealogists.
From 1:30 – 3:30 PM “Disaster Planning for Information Professionals: What To Do When Things Go Wrong” will be presented. Topics covered include creating a disaster plan and immediate steps to take during and following a disaster. This program is designed for volunteers and professionals responsible for preserving organized collections.
Reservations may be made by calling the Center at 330-743-5934. Cost is $10.00 per workshop. Fee is waived with YSU student ID. Checks should be made payable to Ohio Historical Society.