WESTPAS offers a free pre-conference workshop at NWA Annual Meeting

For those who will be attending the Northwest Archivists Annual Meeting in Spokane, here’s a no cost pre-conference workshop offered by WESTPAS!


Spokane, Washington – Davenport Hotel Flowerfield Room 
Thursday, May 29, 2014, 9a.m.-4p.m.

Sponsored by Western States & Territories Preservation Assistance Service (WESTPAS) and the Northwest Archivists

Workshop instructor: Gary Menges, Librarian Emeritus, University of Washington


Do you want to get a preservation grant to take care of your collections? Many institutions have used grant-funded projects to enhance the level of care they can provide for their collections, and sometimes even to jump start their preservation programs.

“Creating and Funding Preservation Projects to Enhance Collection Care” is a one-day workshop that begins with identifying and setting priorities among collection needs. With a clear sense of needs, the second part of the workshop reviews sources of grant funding available to your institution. The third part of the workshop addresses the key preservation questions asked on grant applications – participants answer the questions on behalf of their institutions, building the elements of a proposal for their own collection. The workshop emphasizes working collaboratively with colleagues to develop and receive feedback on project proposals.

By the end of the workshop day, participants will have:

* Outlined a preservation project proposal specific to their institution
* Identified possible funding sources
* Tested their ideas with other workshop participants

Who should attend: Administrators and staff responsible for care of the collection in all types of archives, libraries, and museums, with an emphasis on small-to-medium sized institutions without preservation grant writing experience. By registering for the workshop, the institution commits to supporting the attendee(s) to achieve the workshop’s goals to develop and submit proposals for preservation projects to enhance collection care. When possible, TWO attendees from an institution should attend so they can work together on project development.

Cost: No charge to the institution. WESTPAS is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For registration assistance contact: Alexandra Gingerich <gingerich@plsinfo.org>
For general & content information contact: Gary Menges <menges@uw.edu>

Additional Information about the workshop will be sent to the registrants before the workshop.

Registration: Pre-registration required. Register online at:
(Go to May 29th and click on the date.)

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