Environmental Monitoring and Control

Wednesday, 3/2/2016
  • 2:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM (Pacific)

This webinar was presented live on 03/02/16. Access the recording and webinar materials now:

This session will review temperature, humidity, light, and pollution and how they can damage collections, standards for library storage, and ways of achieving better conditions, including low- and no-cost improvements. The risk of pests and mold in libraries will also be addressed.

This session is part 1 of a 3-part series, Library Preservation Today:

  1. Environmental Monitoring and Control
  2. Care and Handling of Books and Scrapbooks
  3. Preserving Digital Collections: An Overview

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this series of webinars, attendees will:

  1. value preservation as a formal library function, and how it reflects and supports the institutional mission
  2. appreciate the primary role of preventive care, including good storage conditions, in extending the useful life of collections; and
  3. understand some of the challenges in preserving digital content and what the implications are for the future of scholarship.

Who Should Attend

Those who work in smaller to medium-sized libraries, archives, and historical societies.


Julie Mosbo has been the William and Susan Ouren Preservation Librarian at Texas A&M University Libraries since October 2013. Prior to that she was Preservation Librarian at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Since 2011, she has also been an integral part of ACLTS' Fundamentals of Preservation as an instructor.



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This webinar was presented live on 03/02/16. Access the recording and webinar materials now:

How to Register

No registration required.

Tech Requirements

Computer with Internet access (high-speed connection is best) and media player software. Headphones recommended.

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