Preservation Week: Pass It On

Preservation Week: April 26-May 2, 2015

Libraries and other institutions can use Preservation Week to connect our communities through events, activities, and resources that highlight what we can do, individually and together, to preserve our personal and shared collections.

Get involved! You don't need a lot of time or money, you just need to get started.

  • create a display about preserving and collecting personal, family, or community heritage
  • offer a preservation workshop or event
  • highlight Preservation Week on your website with a logo linked to ALA’s Preservation Week resources
  • tag your online posts and photos with #preswk.

In this site, find information, resources, templates, graphics, and ideas for celebrating Preservation Week.

preservation at your library logo

A resource for the public during Preservation Week and all year long.

Find resources specifically designed for library users: families, children, and teens, on the Preservation @ yourlibrary site:

facebook Keep up with Preservation Week news—like us in Facebook

Preservation Week was created in 2010 because some 630 million items in collecting institutions require immediate attention and care. Eighty percent of these institutions have no paid staff assigned responsibility for collections care; 22 percent have no collections care personnel at all. Some 2.6 billion items are not protected by an emergency plan. As natural disasters of recent years have taught us, these resources are in jeopardy should a disaster strike. Personal, family, and community collections are equally at risk.

Future Preservation Week dates include April 24 - April 30, 2016.