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



Brad Meltzer Preservation Week 2015 Honorary Chair

 New York Times best-selling author, television host and library advocate Brad Meltzer will serve as 2015 Honorary Chair of Preservation Week, April 26 – May 2, 2015, a time when libraries throughout the country will provide information and expertise on how to archive and preserve individual and institutional treasures.   



Press Releases

Author Brad Meltzer to serve as 2015 Preservation Week Honorary Chair


Perspectives on preservation, from Antiquity to the Digital Age



Preservation Week Fact Shee

Preservation Awareness Stories


Preservation Week in Motion 




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