Preservation Education Directory: Continuing Education


American Association for State and Local History (AASLH)

1717 Church StreetAASLH
Nashville, TN 37203-2991
Phone: (615) 320-3203
Fax: (615) 327-9013

The Association's annual meeting and workshop series often offer sessions related to preservation, museum, and archival training.

American Alliance of Museums (AAM)

1575 Eye Street NW, Suite 400AAM
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 289-1818
Fax: (202) 289-6578

AAM offers webinars and annual meeting sessions on collections management and conservation, disaster planning and response, and advocacy.

American Institute for Conservation (AIC)
of Historic and Artistic Works

1156 15th Street NW, Ste. 320
Washington, DC 20005
Email: info@conservation‐
Phone: (202) 452-9545
Fax: (202) 452-9328

AIC offers courses and seminars throughout the country as well as educational opportunities in conjunction with its annual meeting.

American Library Association (ALA)

50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611‐2795ALA
Phone: (800) 545-2433
Fax: (312) 440-9374

ALA offers programs and workshops at the annual conference and at regional institutes. Online courses, webinars, and e-forums are also available. See the ALA ALCTS (Association for Library Collections and Technical Services) division website for more information. A variety of free preservation webinars created in association with ALA's Preservation Week are available at the webinar archive.

Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T)

8555 16th Street, Suite 850
Silver Spring, MD 20910ASIS&T
Phone: (301) 495-0900
Fax: (301) 495-0810

ASIS&T sometimes offers programs with preservation themes at its conferences, particularly related to digital reformatting and/or preservation. Most webinars are free to members.

Amigos Library Services

14400 Midway RoadAmigos
Dallas, TX 75244‐3509
Phone: (972) 851-8000 or (800) 843-8482
Fax: (972) 991-6061

Amigos provides preservation training to libraries, archives, and cultural institutions throughout the southwestern U.S., primarily in Arizona, Arkansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Contact Carmen Cowick, Collections Care Specialist

ARMA International

11880 College Blvd., Suite 450ARMA
Overland Park, KS 66210
Phone: (913) 341-3808 or (800) 422-2762
Fax: (913) 341-3742

ARMA offers education particularly related to records and information management, including online courses, seminars, and certificate programs.

Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM)

1100 Wayne Avenue, Suite 1100
Silver Spring, MD 20910AIIM
Phone: (301) 587-8202 or (800) 477-2446
Fax: (301) 587-2711

AIIM offers conference seminars and workshops about document imaging and management as well as online courses and certificate programs.

Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC)

c/o Nathan Georgitis
Knight LibraryARSC
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1299
Email: execdir@arsc‐

ARSC offers training on the preservation of recorded sound at conferences and workshops, along with a newsletter and listserv.

Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA)

1313 N. Vine StreetAMIA
Hollywood, CA 90028
Phone: (323) 463-1500
Fax: (323) 463-1506

Resources and programs at its annual conference devoted to the acquisition, description, preservation, exhibition, and use of moving image materials. AMIA also offers a journal, listserv, and publications.

Balboa Art Conservation Center (BACC)

P.O. Box 3755BACC
San Diego, CA 92163-1755
Phone: (619) 236-9702
Fax: (619) 236-0141

BACC provides a variety of subsidized consultation, survey, and training services to small and mid-sized institutions in the West: California, Arizona, Oregon, and Washington. Services offered by BACC range from treatment and technical analysis to education and emergency response and recovery. BACC also offers pre-program, graduate, and post-graduate internships.

California Preservation Program
www.calpreservation.orgCalifornia Preservation Program (CPP)


The Program offers workshops, disaster assistance, preservation assessments, and consulting to California cultural institutions that serve the public. Contact Barclay Ogden at (510) 642‐4946 or Julie Page at (760) 224‐0419.

California Rare Book School (CalRBS)

UCLA Department of Information StudiesCalifornia Rare Book School (CalRBS)
254 GSE&IS Building, Box 951520
Los Angeles, California 90095-1520
Phone: (310) 794-4138
Fax: (310) 206-4460

CalRBS offers five‐day courses on topics concerning old and rare books, manuscripts, and special collections during the fall and summer over five consecutive days with experts in the field. Also see entry for related Rare Book School (RBS).

Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG)

80 Ward Street, Suite 207
Toronto, Ontario M6H 4A6, Canada
Phone: (416) 581-1071

CBBAG offers workshops primarily on bookbinding and book arts. It has approximately 500 members and nine chapters across Canada based in Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatchewan, London, Toronto, Ottawa, and Halifax.

Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI)

1030 Innes RoadCCI-CA
Ottawa ON K1B 4S7, Canada
Phone: (613) 998-3721; Toll-Free (866) 998-3721
TTY/TDD: (819) 997-3123; Fax: (613) 998-4721

CCI offers extensive preservation workshops throughout Canada, as well as internships and other professional development opportunities.

Consortium of Academic Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) Preservation Resources

100 Trade Centre Drive, Suite 303
Champaign, IL 61820-7233CARLI
Phone: (217) 244-7593
Toll-Free: (866) 904-5843
Fax: (217) 244-7596

CARLI offers workshops and webinars on physical and digital collections. There are 137 member libraries that form CARLI including community colleges, four-year colleges, research universities, and special libraries.

Connecting to Collections Care (C2C)C2C

Online Community
Contact: Submit Form

The online community helps smaller cultural institutions to provide well-informed care for valuable collections. It provides free preservation and conservation information, links to resources, as well as access to recorded webinars and online discussions.

Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA)

264 South 23rd StreetCCAHA
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 545-0613
Fax: (215) 735-9313

CCAHA offers a significant number of preservation workshops, some held throughout the United States. It provides institutions and individuals with preservation planning and conservation treatment services. It also offers internship and fellowship opportunities. Contact: Laura Hortz Stanton, Director of Preservation Services.

DigCCurr Professional Institute:

School of Information and Library Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
216 Lenoir Drive, CB #3360
100 Manning HallDigCCurr
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3360
Phone: (919) 962-8366
Fax: (919) 962-8071

Curation Practices for the Digital Object Lifecycle: A week‐long, intensive institute taught by international digital curation experts.

Digital Preservation Management Workshop

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
160 Memorial DriveDPMW
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: (617) 253-5664

The Digital Preservation Management Workshops, a series presented since 2003, incorporate community standards and exemplars of good practice to provide practical guidance for developing effective digital preservation programs. The workshop and tutorial are now based at MIT under the direction of Nancy McGovern, Head of Curation and Preservation Services for MIT Libraries.

The Gerald R. Ford Conservation Center,

1326 South 32nd StreetFord Conservation Center
Omaha, Nebraska 68105-2044
Phone: (402) 595-1180

Services include consultations, assessments of collection needs, surveys of treatment needs, educational and training opportunities, treatment of collection materials, and digital imaging services.

The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI)

1200 Getty Center DriveGCI
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1679
Phone: (310) 440-7300

The Getty works internationally to advance conservation practice in the visual arts - broadly interpreted to include objects, collections, architecture, and sites. In addition to its international training efforts, it offers public lectures and conferences, as well as fellowships and internships in conservation.

Georgia Archives Institute (GAI)

P.O. Box 4074GAI
Morrow, GA 30031

The Georgia Archives Institute offers a two-week institute that gives instruction on archival administration and management of traditional and modern documentary materials. Week two has a significant preservation component.

Guild of Book Workers (GBW)

521 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10175
Phone: (212) 292-4444
Email: Contact Form

The Guild promotes interest in and awareness of the tradition of the book and paper arts by maintaining high standards of workmanship, hosting educational opportunities, and sponsoring exhibits. The guild has ten chapters throughout the United States.

Image Permanence Institute (IPI)

Rochester Institute of Technology/IPI
70 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623-5604IPI
Phone: (585) 475-5199
Fax: (585) 475-7230

In cooperation with the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation, IPI offers the Image Permanence Institute Selznick School Internship, a 6- to 8-week internship that gives a student of merit who is committed to the preservation of moving images the opportunity to acquire practical experience in preservation research.

International Preservation Studies Center (IPSC)

203 Seminary StreetIPSC
Mount Carroll, IL 61053
Phone: (815) 244-1173
Fax: (815) 244-1619

IPSC offers classes and training in architectural historic preservation, museum collections care, and conservation of cultural objects. Certificate programs are available in both collections care and historic preservation. Contact Matthew Toland, Executive Director,

Iowa Conservation and Preservation Consortium (ICPC)

c/o The University of Iowa University LibrariesICPC
100 Main Library
Iowa City, IA 52242-1420

ICPC lists preservation education and scholarship opportunities in Iowa and the region.

Society for Imaging Science & Technology (IS&T) Archiving Conference

7003 Kilworth LaneIS&T
Springfield, VA 22151
Phone: (702) 642-9090
Fax: (703) 642-9094

The Archiving Conference is for imaging scientists, the cultural heritage community, and others to discuss issues related to the digital preservation and stewardship of hardcopy, audio, and video.

LAPNet: Los Angeles Preservation NetworkLAPNet

Contact: See website for current contacts.


LAPNet offers a number of workshops and events, including disaster recovery, identification and care, and best practices.

Library of Congress Digital Preservation Outreach and Education (DPOE) DPOE

101 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, D.C. 205040-4530


The mission of DPOE is to provide outreach and education on digital preservation. This initiative provides train-the-trainer events across the country and facilities building relationships with organizations that provide digital preservation training to professionals.

Library of Congress Preservation Directorate PD

101 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, D.C. 205040-4530


The Directorate provides information about preservation to Congress, government agencies, the general public, and libraries and archives at all levels, both nationally and internationally.

Lyrasis Preservation Services

1438 West Peachtree Street NW, Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30309-2955Lyrasis
Phone: (800) 999-8558
Fax: (404) 892-7879

Lyrasis provides education and training on a variety of preservation topics in addition to offering 24-hour disaster assistance and consulting services.

Maine State Archives

84 State House StationMaine State Archives
Augusta, Maine 04333
Phone: (207) 287-5790
Fax: (207) 287-6035

In addition to grant programs for the preservation and management of historic documents, the Archives offers basic archives and grant-writing workshops.

Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC)

98 North Washington St., Suite 401
Boston, MA 02215-2070
Phone: (617) 725-1860 orMBLC
(800) 952-7403 (in-state only)
Fax: (617) 725-0140

The MBLC provides education and training, information and referral, consultations, and disaster assistance for libraries and archives in Massachusetts. Contact: Gregor Trinkaus-Randall, Preservation Specialist, gregor.trinkaus‐

Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO)

57 East 11th Street, 4th floorMetropolitan New York Library Council (METRO)
New York, NY 10003-4605
Phone: (212) 228-2320
Fax: (212) 228-2598

METRO's professional development services offer occasional training sessions on preservation topics.

Michigan Alliance for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage (MACCH)

Email: info@macch.orgMACCH
See website for current contacts.


MACCH promotes education and training in preservation and conservation of cultural heritage among organizations in Michigan through its blog, educational resources, and projects.

Midwest Art Conservation Center (MACC)

Minneapolis Institute of ArtsMACC
2400 3rd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: (612) 870-3120
Fax: (612) 870-3118

MACC provides preservation and conservation services throughout the Midwest region, including the examination and treatment of a wide variety of art and artifacts. It provides preservation management advice and consultation, as well as preservation educational services.

Midwest Book & Manuscript Studies Program (MBMS)

The Graduate School of Library and Information Science University of Illinois at Urbana‐Champaign
501 E. Daniel Street, MC-493MBMS-Illinois
Champaign, IL 61820-6211
Phone: (217) 333-3280
Fax: (217) 244-3302

The program offers book arts and preservation workshops as well as one- and two-week summer-intensive courses on rare books, manuscripts, and special collections. Several courses are specifically on collections care and preservation topics. See also entry for related Rare Book School.

National Park Service, Artifact Conservation,

Harpers Ferry CenterNational Park Service, Artifact Conservation
67 Mather Place
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
Phone: (304) 535-5050

Provides professional conservation services that ensure the long-term preservation of museum objects in national park collections, including treatment of objects for exhibition and long-term storage, collection condition surveys, and preventive care training. Staff is available to advise parks about any aspect of object preservation and care. Offers leaflets and other publications about preservation and conservation.

New York State Program for the Conservation and Preservation of Library Research Materials

Division of Library Development
New York State Library Cultural Education CenterNew York State Program for the Conservation and Preservation of Library Research Materials
222 Madison Avenue
Albany, NY 12230
Phone:(518) 486-4864
Fax:(518) 486-5254

About three workshops are presented annually on basic topics such as preservation of scrapbooks, disaster planning and prevention, and mold in library and archival collections.
Contact Barbara Lilley, Team Leader, Library Aid Coordination and Preservation Services,

New York University (NYU) Institute of Fine Arts
Conservation Center

The Stephen Chan HouseInstitute of Fine Arts
14 East 78th Street
New York, New York 10075
Phone:(212) 992-5848
Fax:(212) 992-5851

Offers a variety of workshops in conservation technology and collections care that are open to conservators, artists, art historians, archivists, museum professionals, science professionals, and students. Full-day workshops range from one to five days in length.

North Carolina Preservation Consortium (NCPC)

PO Box 2651NCPC
Durham, NC 27715-2651
Phone: (252) 32-6114

Provides affordable continuing education workshops on a variety of preservation topics in addition to an annual conference. Preservation consultations are also available. Contact: Robert James, NCPC Executive Director,

Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC)

100 Brickstone SquareNEDCC
Andover, MA 01810
Phone:(978) 470-1010
Fax:(978) 475-6021

Provides preservation and conservation services for paper-based materials. Offers consultation and training to help institutions preserve collections as a whole through collections care and preservation planning. Their website offers extensive preservation articles and publications.

Northern States Conservation Center (NSCC)

PO Box 8081NSCC
St. Paul, MN 55108
Phone: (651) 659-9420

Offers a variety of workshops on collections care, primarily for museums and historic houses. Offers regional workshops, site visits, and online classes.

Ohio Preservation Council (OPC)

Contact: See website for current contacts.


Supports preservation education and activities within Ohio. Meets quarterly.

Palmetto Archives, Libraries, and Museums Council on Preservation (PALMCOP)

Columbia, SC 29229
Contact: See website for current board members and email.

This South Carolina-based organization offers 2-3 workshops annually on a variety of preservation topics, in addition to an annual meeting.

Princeton Preservation Group

Contact: See website for current contacts.

Presentations on a range of preservation topics are made at the Group's quarterly meetings.

Rare Book School (RBS)

114 Alderman Library
University of VirginiaRBS
P.O. Box 400103
Charlottesville, VA 22904
Phone: (434) 924-8851
Fax: (434) 924-8824

An independent institute supporting the study of the history of books and printing and related subjects, based at the University of Virginia. Offers about 30 five-day, non-credit courses on topics concerning old and rare books, manuscripts, and special collections.

Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services

One Capitol HillOLIS-RI
Providence, RI 02908-5803
Phone: (401) 574-9303
Fax: (401) 574-9320

Occasional workshops offered on preservation topics as well as support for disaster and preservation planning.
Contact Donna Longo DiMichele,

Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute (MCI)

Museum Support CenterSMCI
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland, Maryland 20746
Phone: (301) 238-1240
Fax: (301) 238-3709

Offers fellowships and internships primarily in conservation research and training.

Society of American Archivists (SAA)

17 North State Street, Suite 1425SAA
Chicago, IL 60602-3315
Phone: (312) 606-0722
Toll-Free: (866) 722-7858
Fax: (312) 606-0728

Offers workshops around the country, many with a preservation focus. Web seminars are also available. Programs and sessions sponsored by SAA's preservation section are offered at the annual conference.

Society of Georgia Archivists (SGA)Society of Georgia Archivists (SGA)

P.O. Box 688
Atlanta, GA 30331

Offers annual meeting programs and some workshops on preservation topics.

Western States & Territories Preservation Assistance Service (WESTPAS)

Email: info@westpas.orgWESTPAS
Contact: Barclay Ogden, (510) 642-4946
Contact: Julie Page, (760) 224-0419

Provides preservation education and training on disaster preparedness, including emergency response and collection recovery, and on creating and funding preservation projects to enhance collection care to staff from libraries and archives in 14 Western states and territories: Alaska, American Samoa, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawai'i, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Northern Marianas Islands, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.