Participate in Preservation Week: April 27-May 3, 2014

There's still time to learn how to create a Preservation Week event at your library. The recording of the February 12, 2014 webinar, "How to Host a Preservation Week Event” is available at no charge any time.

Simple ways to celebrate include:

Be sure to share the details about your event by posting to our Event Map.

Or pose your most commonly asked preservation question to a preservation professional in our Dear Donia preservation advice column. Every question becomes an entry in our raffle for a free Document Preservation Kit from Hollinger Metal Edge.

Webinars

Two free webinars will offered during Preservation Week.

Low-Cost Ways to Preserve Family Archives (Tuesday, April 29). Presented by Karen E. K. Brown, preservation librarian for the University at Albany, SUNY University Libraries. What can we do to protect our collectables from damage even if we don't think we have a perfect place to keep them? Learn about possible risks from handling and the environment, and practical, inexpensive ideas to keep collections safe to help ensure what you have can be shared for many years to come. ALCTS thanks Archival Products for sponsoring this webinar an supporting Preservation Week.

Preserving Scrapbooks (Thursday, May 1). Presented by Melissa Tedone, conservator at Iowa State University Library. Scrapbooks can be challenging to preserve since they often contain a diversity of materials. Learn about common problems with long-term preservation of scrapbooks  and identify the most stable materials and bindings for new scrapbooks. ALCTS thanks Gaylord for sponsoring this webinar and supporting Preservation Week.

To register and learn more go to ALCTS Events.

Preservation Week is a presentation of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), and will be held April 27-May 3, 2014.