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Seven Ways to Know if a Mentor Can Help You

January 22, 2014
Have you experienced of these seven situations?

Have you experienced one of these situations? (Flickr credit: Leo Reynolds)

Has your organization experienced any of these situations?

  1. Your collections storage room is piled high with boxes, papers and loose objects.
  2. Archives materials, books and artifacts are stored on the floor.
  3. A donor came into your facility looking for a donated object you knew you had, but you couldn’t access it.
  4. You feel guilty because you know you need a disaster plan, but don’t know where to begin.
  5. You know the right storage materials to use, but the whole thing seems too overwhelming.
  6. You want a little collections care advice, but you don’t want to be judged or talked down to.
  7. You have a disaster plan, but haven’t started implementation.

If you’ve experienced one of these seven situations, then a Mentor from the Oregon Heritage MentorCorps might be right for you!

The Oregon Heritage MentorCorps is a wonderful group of trained volunteers that have stepped up to share their time, enthusiasm and expertise to help nonprofit and government organizations that have historic archives, books and artifacts.

Mentors want to help you take your collections from this (left) to this (right)!

Mentors want to help you take your collections from this (left) to this (right)!

Mentors can offer advice, training and facilitation to support the care and accessibility of collections and help organizations prepare for and respond to disasters and emergencies. The Oregon Heritage MentorCorps is designed to support the preservation of those objects and build relationships among the professionals and volunteers working with them.

Learn how to connect with a Mentor and more about the Oregon Heritage MentorCorps at www.mindyourcollections.org.

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