Friday, February 22, 2013

Conference - Collections Care for Archives, Libraries, and Museums

Collections Care for Archives, Libraries, and Museums Conference is scheduled for April 29-30 in OKC The program for the April 29-30 Collections Care Conference in Oklahoma City is now available on the website of the Oklahoma Cultural Heritage Trust, The two-day conference is a part of a four-day event that includes an optional Family Treasures Road Show on Sunday, April 28 at the Oklahoma History Center and an optional May Day Call to Action at the Oklahoma State Capitol on Monday, May 1. More information about these events may be found on the Trust website. The Collections Care Conference provides hands-on and interactive training targeted to the needs of staff and volunteers of archives, libraries, and museums. Thanks to support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, registration is only $125 and includes two breakfasts, two luncheons, and two evening events. The Sheraton Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City is also supporting the conference by providing deeply discounted rooms at $81 a night. National and Oklahoma-based collections care, fundraising, and marketing experts will be on hand to provide more than 45 sessions on collections care, collections management, fundraising for collections care, developing community resources, digitization, and more. Sessions include 18 hands-on labs that provide practical training that will help you provide the best possible care for your valuable collections. Registration: Early bird registration is $125, which includes breakfast and lunch each day, as well as two receptions. To register, use the registration form that is available on the Trust website. Scholarships are available to help with registration, shared lodging, and a travel stipend. Applications are due before March 15, 2013. To apply, use the online form that is available on the Trust website. You may make hotel reservations online or call 888-627-8416. Indicate you wish to book at the downtown Sheraton Oklahoma City, provide the dates and indicate you are booking with the Collections Care Conference. The $81 rate expires on April 7. This conference and hotel are expected to fill up quickly. If you plan to attend, please register at your earliest convenience. If you have questions, please reply to this email or phone 405-424-7757. For more information contact: Susan Feller