Preservation Week @ your library Press Kit


During Preservation Week libraries all over the country present events, activities, and resources that highlight what we can do, individually and together, to preserve our personal and shared collections.

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

Preservation Week @ your library is an initiative, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).


Donia Conn


Preservation Tips for the Masses
  • Should you dust your books?
  • Ever wonder what to do when your photo album pages get sticky?
  • What to do when you’ve plopped red sauce on your grandmother’s cookbook?

During Preservation Week preservation specialist Donia Conn will provide tips to the public on how to take care of special photographs, letters, books, and more!

Donia Conn is an independent consultant for small and mid-sized cultural heritage institutions. She has worked in the fields of conservation and preservation for almost 20 years, specializing in book conservation and preservation training. She presents workshops and webinars on preservation and digitization topics, consults with institutions on disaster planning and preservation issues and is adjunct faculty for the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science teaching Preservation Management and Collections Maintenance. She is also the host of “Dear Donia,” a feature of Preservation Week.



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Hosting a Preservation Week® Event: a free webinar from ALCTS

Preservation activities survey released



Preservation Week Fact Shee

Preservation Awareness Stories


Preservation Week in Motion 




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