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Join us on Tuesday, June 14 - Friday, July 15 for our next online course: Essential Policies & Procedures for Collecting Organizations.  An institution’s collections care practices are defined by its written policies and procedures. Institutional memory is often lost through staff changes, but best practices are encoded in these important documents.  

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In February 2022, the American Association for State and Local History introduced Reframing History, a new set of strategies for more effectively communicating about history. The resources from this project — including a report, toolkit, trainings, and a podcast — are designed to inspire more productive conversations around historical events and collections.

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Our most recent webinar presentation covered very basics of what anti-racism is, how we talk about it, its history, and how we can use the principles of anti-racism to create more robust and engaging organizations. The panelists for this program included Aria Camaione-Lind, Amanda Smith, and Ashley Gantt from Aria Strategies LLC. This webinar is a part of an ongoing collaboration with the Aria Strategies team, with our next program coming up in May.

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If you’re getting a little jealous reading about our different services and want your turn, you’re in luck! The deadline to apply for our Spring 2022 Planning & Assessment Services Round has been extended, and we will now be accepting applications until midnight EST on Friday, March 25.

Start an Application Today — There's Still Time!

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This blog has previously discussed antiracism and equity work within developing cultural heritage collections, in the specific field of conservation, and in workplaces more generally. In this post, we want to highlight one regional initiative that is promoting antiracism work directly by and for libraries.

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While having a top-tier collections care program that adheres to best practices might be seen as a goal for your institution, the reality is that there are often barriers related to time, money, and staffing that prevent us from working to achieve the “best.” In our most recent webinar presentation, Emilia Boehm Emig, Preservation Specialist at the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts, explored instances in which it is perfectly appropriate for institutions to forgo the “best” in favor of “good” and “better” approaches to preservation that help them make incremental steps to

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Conducted virtually, DHPSNY Planning & Assessment Services are tailored to your organization’s unique circumstances. Each service aims to improve adherence to preservation best practices and can be utilized to obtain additional funding, increase the accessibility and use of your collections, and more.

Application materials for the following services must be received by Friday, March 18, 2022, to be considered for the spring 2022 application review period:

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To celebrate Black History Month, we want to highlight some specific resources and events that are happening around New York State. While we believe in centering and promoting Black history throughout the year, this is a great time to get more familiar with historic collections, organizations, and new discoveries that feature the essential role of African Americans in American history.

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We're excited to announce a new Planning & Assessment Services class from our fall 2021 application round as well as a new cohort of Foundational Planning Assistance awardees! We look forward to beginning virtual site visits and assistance for the following institutions in the coming months!

Click here to read the full press release.

 

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Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for the first DHPSNY Dialogue session on January 13, 2022. The Dialogue was facilitated by the team at ARIA Strategies LLC, including Aria Camaione-Lind, Ashley Gantt, and Amanda Smith, and focused on creating a baseline for discussion about Antiracism, Inclusion, and Making Sense of Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Justice in our Field of archives, libraries, and all kinds of historical collecting organizations. 

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