PROTECTING CULTURAL COLLECTIONS
FROM PESTS AND MOLD
The California Preservation Program presents two workshops on protecting
cultural collections from pests and mold. Co-sponsored with the Los
Angeles Preservation Network (LAPNet), Berkeley Public Library and
Califa, the workshops are supported by the Institute of Museum and
Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services &
Technology Act, administered by the California State Library.
Controlling Pests: Where Eating Is Not Permitted
Monday, October 18, 2004 - William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, Los
Angeles Thursday, October 21, 2004 - Berkeley Public Library, Berkeley
This workshop is designed as an introduction to integrated pest
management (IPM) for cultural institutions. The IPM approach to
preventing and managing pest infestation relies on regular monitoring,
documentation, and primarily non-chemical prevention. The workshop will
include information on developing an IPM program and a review of pests
most often found in cultural collections.
Be Prepared ... Managing a Mold Invasion
Tuesday, October 19, 2004 - William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, Los
Angeles Friday, October 22, 2004 - Berkeley Public Library, Berkeley
This workshop provides an understanding of how and why mold blooms occur
and gives strategies for prevention. The immediate responses to
inactivate an outbreak will be reviewed in addition to follow-up
procedures to prevent future outbreaks. The safety and health hazards
will also be underscored.
Registration at 9:30 a.m. Program is 10:00 - 4:00 p.m. Attendance at
both workshops is strongly recommended but not required.
Speaker: Dr. Thomas Parker, President and Entomologist of Pest Control
Services, Inc., Lansdowne, PA. Dr. Parker attended the University of
Delaware School of Agriculture and Purdue University. In 1975, he
founded Pest Control Services, Inc., a consulting firm which develops
and implements integrated pest management (IPM) programs for libraries,
archives, museums, historic structures, and collections.
Dr. Parker often works professionally as an expert witness in litigation
matters, primarily involved with wood-destroying organisms. He has
worked with collections and buildings threatened by mold, insects,
birds, bats, and rodents throughout the United States and some foreign
countries. He frequently lectures about recovery from mold outbreaks
and on integrated pest management programs for cultural institutions.
Registration: $50.00 (1 workshop); $85.00 (2 workshops).Pre-registration
required; includes lunch.
Please send this form and your credit card information or check made out
to Califa to: Califa/PLS, Attn. Kathy Krause, 2471 Flores St., San
Mateo, CA 94403 For program questions, contact Julie Page,
Name _____________________________________ Job Title
Institution __________________________________ Email
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Los Angeles: Pests ____ Mold ____
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Berkeley: Pests ____ Mold ____
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