During Preservation Week libraries, archives, and museums globally present events, activities, and resources that highlight what we can do, individually and together, to preserve our personal and shared history.
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 to collections care and 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 of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).
Habit’s varied experience in the fiber world includes two popular books (It Itches and I Dream of Yarn) and contributions of writing and design to Vogue Knitting, Yarn Market News, Interweave Knits, Interweave Crochet, PieceWork and Twist Collective, as well as regular columns and cartoons for Knitty.com, PLY Magazine, Lion Brand Yarns and his popular “Fridays with Franklin” feature for Skacel Collection. Many of his independently published designs are available via Ravelry.com.
Habit Preservation Week audio PSAs
Help preserve our nation’s history. Celebrate Preservation Week at your library April 23 – 29. Visit ALA Dot Org Slash Preservation Week for more information.
Preservation Week is April 23 – 29, and our nation’s libraries will provide expertise on how to preserve family heirlooms and collectibles. Contact your library for more information. Visit ALA Dot Org Slash Preservation Week for more information.
Did you know the world is at risk of losing decades of digital history? Visit your library during Preservation Week April 23 – 29, and discover how to make memories last a lifetime. Contact your local library for more information. Visit ALA Dot Org Slash Preservation Week for more information.
Did you know that each of us can help preserve our nation’s history? That old letter from Grandma, or that 1970s vacation photo collecting dust in your attic may hold clues to our nation’s past. Visit your local library during Preservation Week, April 23 – 29, for free advice on how to preserve family records and other valuable materials. Visit ALA Dot Org Slash Preservation Week for more information.
|Download all logo artwork at once in a .ZIP file|
Logo with 2017 dates
Evergreen logos (no dates)
Web banner with 2017 dates
Website bug with 2017 dates