Bridging the Long Island Library Community

Log in

Ask An Archivist: At-Home Preservation Series

  • March 27, 2020
  • April 24, 2020
  • Zoom Meetings

Ask An Archivist: At-Home Preservation Series
with Nicole Menchise

During this interruption of our normal working day, Nicole Menchise is going to be creating short (30-40 minute), live Zoom 'workshops'.  This will be a combination webinar, with slides shared on the screen, and live interaction with her using items from her own home collection.

These webinars are for those interested in getting some practical, professional advice about how to preserve your personal family archives, or are looking to learn something to bring back to their organizations.  Plan to budget 60 minutes for each meeting in order to have ample time to cover the topic and to answer comments and questions during and after the webinar.  

Webinars free and available to all.

Webinars will be recorded live.  Access to the recordings will be available later on the LILRC website.  See details below:

Do's and Don't for Oral History Interviews
Tips for creating a good oral history interview which requires thought and planning.
April 3, Friday 12:00-1:00 PM (live)
Register here

Cleaning and Preserving Ceramics and Glass
Learn about best practices for cleaning and handling ceramic and glass objects.
April 7, Tuesday 12:00-1:00 PM (live)

Folding Textiles for Long-Term Storage
Learn how to store textiles commonly saved by families and organizations.
April 10, Friday 12:00-1:00 PM (live)

Safely Displaying Archival Materials
Safe and creative ways to showcase your items while maintaining best practices for display.
April 14, Tuesday 12:00-1:00 PM (live)

More Bang For Your Buck: Making the Most of Preservation Materials
Some practical ideas for ways to make those expensive archival supplies stretch a little further.
April 17, Friday 12:00-1:00 PM (live)

Preserving What’s Been Stuck In That Old (Scrap)Book
Identifying and preserving items that are found loose in scrapbooks and books.
April 21, Tuesday 12:00-1:00 PM (live)


Preserving a Stack of Old Letters

Learn the professional way to process and store letters while maintaining original order.
March 27, Friday 12:00-1:00 PM 

Previous recordings and slides

As the Digitization and Archives Coordinator for LILRC, Menchise is basing these webinars on some elements of the preservation workshops she has done in the past.  The inspiration came from the "Ask An Archivist" segment she writes for the Long Island Archives Newsletter published bi-monthly for LILRC.  To see the past issues and other publications from LILRC, go to

Nicole Menchise
Digitization and Archives Coordinator
Long Island Library Resources Council--A member of the Empire State Library Network

Long Island Library Resources Council
627 N. Sunrise Service Road
Bellport NY, 11713
Phone: (631) 675-1570

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software