Surveying and assessing an institution’s collection care needs is an important step in the development of a preservation plan. Participants will learn about different types of surveys and assessments, and how to best evaluate institutional needs and shape the resultant plan. Funding sources for surveys and how a survey can be used as a funding tool for implementations strategies will be discussed. Practicum includes use of equipment and testing methods to monitor environmental conditions as well as procedures for analysis of results. This workshop is designed to provide guidance and resources for participants to assess immediate and future preservation needs of collections.