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 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 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 of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

Brad Meltzer (C) 2012 AETN Photo Credit Andy Ryan

Brad Meltzer (C) 2012
AETN Photo Credit Andy Ryan 

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.   

Audio Public Service Announcements (PSAs)   

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Click on PSA to download:
Right click (Windows) or option-click (MAC) on the links above and choose "Save Target As" to save it.  Note the location of the file.

PSA recordings made possible by the tech savvy library staff at Broward County Public Library.

PSA Scripts also are available .

Planning Your Event

Event Planning Guide

Easy, Low-Cost Ideas to Celebrate Preservation Week 

Preservation Week and Beyond: Ideas for Programs throughout the Year 

Your Preservation Event Checklist Worksheet 

Sharing your Success: Evaluate to Tell Your Preservation Week Story

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

Tips for Writing Press Releases

Preservation Week Fact Sheet 

Preservation Awareness Stories





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