Preservation Week Publicity Tools


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.   


Planning Your Event

Easy, Low-Cost Ideas to Celebrate Preservation Week | .pdf

Preservation Week and Beyond: Ideas for Programs throughout the Year.pdf

Planning Your Preservation Week Event | .pdf

Your Preservation Event Checklist Worksheet (.pdf)

Sharing your Success: Evaluate to Tell Your Preservation Week Story |.pdf

Resources in other languages  [Spanish, French, Chinese,  Italian, Arabic]

Publicity Templates 

Event Flyer 

Press Release

Letter to the Editor

Public Service Announcements (PSAs)


Media Tools

10 Essential Tips for Writing Press Releases | .pdf

Preservation Week Fact Sheet 

Preservation Awareness Stories

Talking Points 




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 Flyer: Top 10 Reasons to Preserve Collections (.pdf)


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