Webinar: Floods, Humidity, and Mold in Libraries

  • Last Updated: August 25, 2022
  • Published: August 25, 2022

Register to attend the live training webinar, “Floods, Humidity, and Mold in Libraries."

Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (EDT)


Recording and closed captioning are available. All webinars are free of charge.

  • Speaker David Walls, Preservation Librarian, Library Services & Content Management, U.S. Government Publishing Office
  • Learning outcomes: Mold is now a frequent problem in libraries due to a variety of reasons, including floods due to heavier rain, failing HVAC systems, and the false economy of turning the AC off to save money. The library buildings we work in were built for a climate that was cooler with less heavy rain. The impact on library collections can be devastating as flood water enters buildings, and aging heating ventilation and air conditioning systems may not be able to deal with the increased humidity. This webinar will discuss how the library environment affects the collections our users rely on, how mold develops in the library environment, and how simple things can be done to prevent lost collections due to floods and mold.
  • Webinar Series: Gov Docs 101 is a series of introductory subject webinars on frequently-requested Government information topics. The webinars are designed for newer depository coordinators, however anyone with an interest in the subject may attend.

Registration confirmation information:
Upon registering, a confirmation email from [email protected] will be sent with instructions for joining the webinar. To ensure delivery of that email, configure your junk mail or spam filter(s) to permit messages from that address. GPO staff will also email your access information the day before the webinar. If you do not receive your login information, please email [email protected].

Prior to the webinar:
For those participating via a desktop or laptop computer (preferred method), a WebEx plug-in must be installed (one-time only). Download instructions. Some features will not be available for users participating with a tablet or smartphone. Devices need to have a WebEx app installed from the device’s app store, which may take time. After installation, the app will ask for you to Allow or Deny permissions.