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PG-258361-18
Boone County Public Library Local History Department Collection Assessment
Bridget Striker, Boone County Public Library

Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=PG-258361-18

Accidental Archives: Boone County Public Library's Experience (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Accidental Archives: Boone County Public Library's Experience
Author: Bridget B. Strikre
Abstract: Are you an accidental archive? Like many counties in Kentucky, Boone County doesn’t have a county-wide organization to accept historical artifacts or family collections. BCPL was faced with the dilemma of whether or not to accept family collections of papers, photographs and memorabilia. If we didn’t, the collections would most likely be tossed in the dumpster, but we were not prepared for the long-term care of fragile materials. We had become an accidental archive. In 2017, BCPL applied for and received an NEH Collection Assessment grant to take a serious look at its ever-growing physical repository. The department is using the assessment as a tool to help develop future strategic planning for overall BCPL facility improvements, as the Local History Department continues to grow in demand as a local repository. The presentation will discuss what we learned from the process and if an NEH Collection Assessment grant is right for your library.
Date: 03/28/2019
Primary URL: http://www.kpla.org/wp-content/uploads/KPLA-2019-Conference-Schedule.pdf
Primary URL Description: KPLA 2019 SPRING CONFERENCE Schedule
Conference Name: 2019 Kentucky Public Library Association Spring Conference

Report to the Community (Blog Post)
Title: Report to the Community
Author: Carrie Herrmann
Abstract: 2019 annual "State of the Library" report to the community given by BCPL Library Director, Carrie Herrmann.
Date: 01/14/2019
Primary URL: http://www.bcpl.org/undiscovered/state-of-the-library/
Primary URL Description: BCPL's webpage for blog posts.
Blog Title: Report to the Community
Website: BCPL Undiscovered: Things You Never Knew About Your Library

NEH Collection Assessments: Boone County Public Library's Experience (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: NEH Collection Assessments: Boone County Public Library's Experience
Author: Bridget B. Striker
Abstract: Are you an accidental archive? Like many counties in Kentucky, Boone County doesn’t have a county-wide organization to accept historical artifacts or family collections. BCPL was faced with the dilemma of whether or not to accept family collections of papers, photographs and memorabilia. If we didn’t, the collections would most likely be tossed in the dumpster, but we were not prepared for the long-term care of fragile materials. We had become an accidental archive. In 2017, BCPL applied for and received an NEH Collection Assessment grant to take a serious look at its ever-growing physical repository. The department is using the assessment as a tool to help develop future strategic planning for overall BCPL facility improvements, as the Local History Department continues to grow in demand as a local repository. The presentation will discuss what we learned from the process and if an NEH Collection Assessment grant is right for your library.
Date: 08/11/2018
Primary URL: www.kentonlibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/KY-History-and-Genealogy-Conference-Schedule-2
Primary URL Description: Kenton County Public Library website for conference schedule
Conference Name: 2018 Kentucky History and Genealogy Conference


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