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LYRASIS Class: Establishing an Environmental Monitoring Program

October 29, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Creating a good environment for collections, by controlling temperature and humidity, is one of the most important elements of long-term collections preservation. The first step towards creating a good environment is knowing your challenges. Collecting data using loggers that automatically track temperature and relative humidity (RH) over time helps assess your environment and identify ways to improve it. This session will review why it temperature and RH control is critical for preservation. The session will cover basics of using data loggers, including placement within collections storage spaces. Participants will then learn about and discuss how to interpret data collected by loggers, and how that data can be used to advocate for collections care.

Instructor: Annie Peterson
Annie Peterson is Preservation Services Librarian at LYRASIS. Before joining LYRASIS, Annie Peterson was the Preservation Librarian for the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library at Tulane University. She has an MLIS from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. She has a range of experience in preservation and conservation that provides a strong base for helping the archives, historical societies, libraries and museums that we reach through the Preservation Field Services project. She is active in the American Library Association and is the Chair of the Association of Library Collections and Technical Services Preservation and Reformatting Section. In 2016 Annie was awarded the Esther J. Piercy Award from ALCTS, an award that is given to recognize the contribution to areas of librarianship included in library collections and technical service by a librarian who has shown outstanding promise for continuing contribution and leadership.

Visit the LYRASIS website to enroll in this class.


October 29, 2019
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm