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Recovery of Wet Materials Part 2 -- HANDS ON SESSION

Recovery of Wet Materials Part 2 -- HANDS ON SESSION

If a book got returned wet to the library, would you know what to do with it? What if you discovered an HVAC leak? Kara McClurken will be leading a two-part class on collections recovery of wet materials. Water related emergencies can either be disasters or incidents—whether they are one or the other depends on how prepared you are to respond.

While Part 1 is primarily lecture on the workflows and techniques used in collections recovery (and will be conducted on Thursday, August 1 via zoom), Part 2 is hands on AND IN-PERSON and will be an opportunity to get your hands wet—there will be demonstrations of salvage techniques and opportunities to practice air-drying books, packing out wet materials, separating and drying manuscripts, rinsing books, and drying photographic materials.   We will meet in Shannon 219, the Collections Conservation Lab for the hands on demonstration.  Please bring comfortable shoes and clothes that can get wet.

This class is a great refresher for those of you have been around UVA a while as well as an excellent opportunity for new folks to learn about the disaster recovery process at UVA. No experience or job related duties necessary for attendance.

Please register for both sessions separately. 

Monday, August 5, 2024
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Shannon Library
Main Library
Kara McClurken

Registration is required. There are 12 seats available.

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Event Organizer

Kara McClurken