O’Brien County Tourism will host the final workshop in a series of workshops funded by a grant from the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) FY2017 Iowa Tourism Grant cycle. This workshop will be facilitated by the Iowa Museum Association and is scheduled for April 24th from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Vander Haag Truck Museum in Sanborn with a lunch provided.
Organizations and individuals who will find these workshops especially helpful will be museum staff and board members, librarians and their board members, historical societies, and custodians of any historical collection.
This workshop is titled “Stewardship of Collections” and will be led by Jodi Evans, Registrar of the State Historical Society of Iowa. This workshop will help participants to understand the correlation between mission and collection, learn about core documents and tools to assist in documenting, be able to plan for collection management and the role of stewardship in collection management, and finally, develop goals and action steps to address identified gaps in collection activities. The afternoon session will be a review of the information shared and institutional homework assigned throughout this series of workshops, including a question and answer session.
Kiana Johnson, Director of O’Brien County Economic Development Corporation, stated this workshop series is being offered free of charge and registration for these workshops is required. The deadline to register is noon on April 20th. For additional information or to register, please contact Kiana Johnson, O’Brien County Economic Development at 712.957.1313 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .