You might try the American Library Association website or contact their helpdesk. Here’s an ALA presentation in 2014 found in a Google search that may help:

http://downloads.alcts.ala.org/ce/6172014_Library_Preservation_Today_Mosbo.pdf

 

 

Vince

 

Vincent F. Shawver MLS, Ed.D

Federal Library Manager

US EPA Region 7 Library

11201 Renner Blvd.

Lenexa, KS 66219

913-551-7301

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913-551-7979 R7 Library

 

 

 

From: Federal Librarians Discussion List <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Pearson, Matthew M
Sent: Thursday, September 03, 2020 8:16 AM
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Subject: Re: [FEDLIB] Temperature / Humidity guidelines for federal libraries

 

This document might include some sort of citation. Otherwise, NARA Guidelines should help:

https://www.archives.gov/foia/directives/nara1571

 

There are also a number of relevant NEDCC Leaflets:

https://www.nedcc.org/free-resources/preservation-leaflets/2.-the-environment/2.1-temperature,-relative-humidity,-light,-and-air-quality-basic-guidelines-for-preservation

 

Matthew Pearson

Systems Librarian

Ralph J. Bunche Library
Office of Information Programs and Services

U.S. Department of State

202.647.2739

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From: Federal Librarians Discussion List on behalf of Girsberger, Russ D CIV USN CENSERVSUPP (USA)
Sent: Thursday, September 3, 2020 5:50 AM
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Subject: [FEDLIB] Temperature / Humidity guidelines for federal libraries

 

Good morning, everyone,

 

We are having difficulty convincing our base facilities people that high humidity is bad for libraries.

Our temps and humidity are barely below the allowable limits for buildings on our base, so they are not concerned about long-term issues from these levels.

 

Is there a federal directive or other guidance that your libraries use that shows allowable levels for humans are not necessarily good for paper?

 

Thank you very much for your advice.

 

Russ

 

Russ Girsberger

Naval School of Music Library

1420 Gator Blvd.

Virginia Beach, VA 23459-2617

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fax: 757-462-7294

DSN 253-5734

 

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