NCPC Annual Conference: Hindsight is 20/20

Hindsight is 20/20: Lessons Learned from Successes and Failures in Preservation

November 13, 2020

Virtual Zoom Conference
Program 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Empirical learning can be one of the most effective teaching tools. Learning from our mistakes is a hard but not easily forgotten lesson.  How can we as professionals leverage these “life lessons” and get the most out of these less than ideal situations? Share them! 

NCPC’s 2020 annual conference will focus on sharing our experiences of success and/or failure and what we can all learn from that moment or event. The goal of the conference is to create an open and inclusive forum for both sharing what we may view as the “lowlights” of our past performance in a constructive way, as well as learning how to best include these types of dialog into our professional environments. One way to view this is that a failure not shared is a learning opportunity wasted.  

Registration Deadline: November 11, 2020
Suggested Registration Fee: $30 per person, or pay what you can

For complete registration information, please see

October Newsletter (Annual Report) Now Online

The October edition of NC Preserves is now online. This issue is our Annual Report and includes a look back at our accomplishments for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 and looks ahead at Fiscal Year 2021.

Contents include:

  • Letters from the President, Immediate Past President, and Executive Director
  • FY 2020 Budget snapshot
  • Review of FY 2020 workshops
  • Preservation Grant report
  • Board of Directors membership report
  • Membership report

Thank you as always for your support.

New Workshop for Fall 2020! Scrapbook Preservation

NCPC presents its first online workshop!

This two-part workshop will address both physical and intellectual control issues involved in scrapbook preservation. Beth Doyle, Head of the Conservation Services Department at Duke University Libraries and NCPC’s executive director will present the first session. Instruction will include information on care and handling and optimal storage environments, as well as stabilization techniques, such as interleaving and supportive housing. UNC’s Wilson Special Collections Library Technical Services staff will present the second session with a focus on accessioning, creating finding aids, and cataloging these unique composite objects.

Where? Zoom’s meeting format will allow participants to ask questions specific to the collections they steward.

When? Friday, October 16, 10 a.m. – noon and Friday, October 23, 10 a.m. – noon

How Much? $20 for NCPC members, $30 for non-members

Registration: click here