The Department has conducted education and training programs in every aspect of library preservation since the program was established at Cornell. Early in the program's development, the Department conducted a seven-year series of workshops, internships, and consultancies to libraries throughout the country funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The New York State Conservation/Preservation Program has supported twelve years of preservation training for library technicians in Central New York through intern ship, as well as two series of workshops and consultancies for the South Central Regional Library Council.
The Henry Luce Foundation with the Harvard Yenching Institute and the Open Society Burma Project has supported the internship training of library staff from Southeast Asia, and a number of international interns have worked at Cornell with the support of the Fulbright Fellowship and the American Library Association Fellowship programs.
Another educational program that has had significant international impact is the series of one-week workshops on digital imaging technology for preservation and access. This series has attracted participants from its inception in June 1995, and an average of four workshops per year have been given, as well as one day workshops given overseas. It ended in 2002 and since then the attention has been focused on a number of digital preservation management workshops.
IMLS has presented another opportunity by funding an internship program for Native American library staff.
Staff of the Department of Preservation and Conservation have been active in teaching, training, and consulting abroad including Australia, Burma, Cambodia, Egypt, Laos, The United Kingdom, Viet Nam, and Thailand.
Please see our announcements page for current training opportunities.