Preservation Techniques and Methods

4-Week Course starts NOV 14, 2022

Course Description:


What is preservation? Why do objects deteriorate? How can we best protect our collections? Nearly all archive and library positions have preservation responsibilities attached to them but not everyone knows where to start. This course will introduce the basics of preservation, the best preservation techniques and methods for your collections, and how to implement a preservation program for your institution.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the basic mechanisms by which library and archival materials deteriorate.
  • Demonstrate basic care and handling techniques for common collection items.
  • Design effective storage procedures.
  • List the elements of a successful preservation program.
  • Plan for preservation in your own institution.

Total Course Hours: 10 Hours/ 1 CEU


Your Instructor


Maegan Squibb
Maegan Squibb

Maegan Squibb is the Photo Archivist at the Cape Ann Museum located in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Previously, Maegan worked as the Archivist for Endicott College, interned at the Boston Architectural College Archives, and volunteered at the War Eagles Air Museum. In her free time, Maegan holds several positions in her local chapter for Daughters of the American Revolution including Chapter Librarian, Chairman for the Museum Outreach Committee, and Chairman for Historic Preservation. She received her Master of Library and Information Science with a concentration in Archives Management from Simmons University.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
This course starts on NOV 14, 2022.
It is an asynchronous online course designed to be completed in 4 weeks.
Participants will spend approximately 2.5 hours each week on viewing lectures, answering quizzes, and completing discussion, reading, and written assignments.
It is recommended that you complete each week's work within that week to stay in sync with other learners.
When is the last day for registration?
Friday, NOV. 11TH
Will the instructor be available for feedback and questions?
Absolutely! Your instructor will provide feedback for each assignment and will be available via email for any questions you may have. A discussion area is also available where participants can post questions.
Will I receive a Certificate of Completion?
In order to receive a Certificate of Completion you must complete the following each week:
1. View all lectures
2. Answer all quizzes
3. Complete all assignments .
You will receive your certificate approximately 2 weeks after the course ends..
How long do I have access to the course material?
You will have unlimited access for three months from the start date of this course.
I am having trouble enrolling. Help!
We're sorry to hear this. Here are some options:

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2. Email us at [email protected] and request that we send you an invoice. You can pay through the link provided in the invoice.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, Contact us in the first 14 days and we will give you a full refund.

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