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Preservation Education Opportunities

Local Training

The best source for current local and online training opportunities is the PRESERVENW listserv.

A number of professional organizations also offer continuing education and workshops.

The following local organizations sometimes offer preservation programs:

Past Training Opportunities

Formal Programs

Kilgarlin Center for Preservation of the Cultural Record at University of Texas at Austin School of Information. The only formal full-time library preservation and conservation certificate program in the U.S.

Some other schools offer a preservation concentration within their library and information science programs (University of Pittsburgh and Simmons College, for example).

North Bennett School -- full-time bench bookbinding program (two years)

Rutgers University -- certificate program in Preservation Management

ART CONSERVATION

Four art conservation programs include paper conservation, photograph conservation, or conservation of library materials:

PHOTOGRAPH PRESERVATION

Ryerson University -- M.A. program in Photographic Preservation and Collection Management offered by Ryerson University (Toronto) and George Eastman House (Rochester, NY)

FILM PRESERVATION

ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND ETHNOGRAPHIC CONSERVATION

UCLA/Getty Program in Archaeological and Ethnographic Conservation -- M.A. program in Archaeological and Ethnographic Conservation

 

Other Programs

 

Directories

Preservation Education Directory, 8th edition
A comprehensive directory of preservation education opportunities made available by ALA's Association for Library Collections and Technical Services Division. Last updated in 2002.