New York Times best-selling author, television host and library advocate Brad Meltzer will serve as 2016 Honorary Chair of Preservation Week, April 24 – 30, 2016, a time when libraries throughout the country will provide information and expertise on how to archive and preserve individual and institutional treasures.
Our nation’s history is at risk, as more than 1.3 billion priceless treasures held by public institutions are endangered due to ignorance about preservation. Individuals also are not aware of the valuable role they play in preserving history through family heirlooms, records and photographs. During Preservation Week, themed “Pass it on,” participating libraries will offer special programs and services that will help connect library users with preservation tools; promote the importance of preservation; and will strive to enhance knowledge of preservation issues among the general public.
As the author of more than 20 books and the host of the History Channel’s series “Brad Meltzer’s Lost History,” Meltzer will lend his support to efforts to safeguard and reclaim our nation’s history. As Honorary Chair, Meltzer will be featured in print and digital Preservation Week promotional materials and audio PSAs and participate in media interviews.
Brad Meltzer is the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of “The Inner Circle,” “The Book of Fate” and seven other bestselling thrillers, including “The Tenth Justice,” “Dead Even,” “The First Counsel,” “The Millionaires,” “The Zero Game,” “The Book of Lies” and his most recent, “The Fifth Assassin.” His latest thriller “The President’s Shadow” will be available in June.
In addition to his fiction, Brad is one of the only authors ever to have books on the bestseller list for Non-Fiction (“History Decoded,” “Heroes for My Son” and “Heroes for My Daughter”), Children’s Books (“I Am Amelia Earhart” and “I Am Abraham Lincoln”) and even comic books (“Justice League of America,” for which he won the prestigious Eisner Award).
Meltzer also is the host of Brad Meltzer’s “Lost History” on H2 and “Brad Meltzer’s Decoded” on the History Channel. The Hollywood Reporter recently put him on its list of Hollywood’s 25 Most Powerful Authors.
Raised in Brooklyn and Miami, Meltzer is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia Law School.
Preservation Week is supported by the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services, a division of the American Library Association.
Brad Meltzer, with the help of the tech savvy library staff at the Broward County (Fla.) Public Library, made recordings of public service announcements for Preservation Week 2016. There are also posters and a bookmark with tips on caring for comic books, which can be downloaded.
Brad Meltzer PSAs for Preservation Week 2016
Brad Meltzer Posters and Bookmark for Preservation Week 2016