Dust, Dirt and Volunteers London, 14 June 2012
British Library Preservation Advisory Centre training day
Looking for a straightforward, cost-effective way of making an impact on the care of your collections?
The significance of housekeeping and cleaning is often overlooked, even though the absence of these activities can cause serious health and safety issues as well as damage to an institution's image and reputation. And it's relatively easy to address...
This training day focuses on library and archive collections and covers:
* an understanding of what dust is and why its management is important
* low-cost methods of monitoring dust and dirt and methods of preventing its build-up
* practical sessions on how to clean books and stack areas
* steps to follow when setting up a housekeeping programme
* what to think about if you are considering involving volunteers
The training day is targeted at librarians, archivists, collection managers, library and archive assistants, estates & facilities staff, and volunteer managers.
It is led by Paul Garside (British Library), Jane Pimlott (British Library), and Caroline Bendix ACR (Independent Conservator).
Cost: £100 + VAT including lunch and refreshments
For full programme and booking details, please see: http://www.bl.uk/blpac/dust.html
Preservation Advisory Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB
T +44 (0)20 7412 7612
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