SENYLRC Webinar: Preventing and Responding to Mold in Your Library
March 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Preventing and Responding to Mold in Your Library: REady Steady In the Library: taking Initiative before an Emergency, Natural disaster, or Trauma
Mold can pose a serious threat to cultural heritage materials and poses health and safety risks. In this webinar, participants will learn how to distinguish mold from look-alikes and how to tell the difference between active and inactive mold. We will also discuss health and safety precautions that must be observed when handling mold, how to safely clean mold, and when to call in a professional. Finally, we will discuss how to prevent future mold outbreaks through proactive preservation measures.
Bexx Caswell-Olson is the Director of Book Conservation at the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC), where she confers with NEDCC clients to develop appropriate book conservation treatment proposals and manages the Center’s team of talented book conservators. She earned a Certificate in Bookbinding from the North Bennet Street School, an MS in Library Science from Simmons College, and a BA in Non-fiction Writing and Journalism from Eugene Lang College. She is a Professional Associate Member of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) and is an approved assessor for AIC’s Collection Assessment Program. Bexx is devoted to conservation, bookbinding, and book arts, and also serves as President and Chair of the Board of Directors for the Guild of Book Workers.
This event is free and open to all library workers.
All participants will receive a certificate for CE Credit.
The webinar will be recorded.