DHPSNY’s workshops promote interactive learning, networking, and collaboration. Free for New York institutions, DHPSNY’s programs address the needs of professionals and volunteers responsible for the care and handling of historical records. Presented throughout the state, workshops emphasize hands-on learning exercises and provide supplemental resources. See below for descriptions and registration for upcoming workshops.


Upcoming Workshops: Fall 2017

Fundamentals of Caring for Paper Collections: Handling, Assessing Storage Needs, and Basic Care
Gillian Marcus, DHPSNY Preservation Specialist
Time: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Click here to register for all October/November workshop dates.

This workshop will introduce best practices in caring for any paper-based collection. Topics covered will include: handling guidelines, assessing storage materials and special needs items, prioritizing for treatment, and understanding preservation and conservation terminology. This program is appropriate for those looking to develop new skills and individuals wanting to increase their knowledge of best practices in the care of paper-based collections.

Wednesday, October 25 - Registration closed
Western New York Library Resources Council
Erie County
Cheektowaga, NY
Monday, November 6 - This session is currently full. Click here to be added to a waiting list.
National Museum of Dance
Saratoga County
Saratoga Springs, NY

Monday, November 13 - Register by 10/31
Rakow Research Library, 
Corning Museum of Glass

Steuben County
Corning, NY

Wednesday, November 15 - Register by 10/31
Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library
Jefferson County
Watertown, NY

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