CHICAGO – Best-selling author, television host and library advocate Brad Meltzer will join thousands of library preservation experts to safeguard digital photos and recordings during Preservation Week®, April 24 – 30, 2016. Meltzer joins the campaign for another year as honorary chair of Preservation Week®, a time when libraries throughout the country provide information and expertise on how to archive and preserve individual and institutional treasures.
Libraries are not just about what they offer patrons, but rather they do for and with people. This year’s Preservation Week® theme is “Pass it on,” and participating libraries will celebrate by offering special programs and services that will help connect library users with preservation tools, promote the importance of preservation and strive to enhance knowledge of preservation issues among the general public.
“Libraries changed my life and preservation is vital to me,” said Meltzer. “I'm honored to be doing this for another year. Just don't tell them that I want this job for life.”
Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of “The Inner Circle,” “The Book of Fate” and seven other bestselling thrillers, including “The Tenth Justice,” “Dead Even,” “The First Counsel,” “The Millionaires,” “The Zero Game,” “The Book of Lies,” “The Fifth Assassin” and “The President’s Shadow.” “The House of Secrets,” the first novel in his new series written with Tod Goldberg, will be published by Grand Central Publishing this June.
In addition to his fiction, Brad is one of the only authors to ever have books on the bestseller list for Non-Fiction (“History Decoded”), Advice (“Heroes for My Son” and “Heroes for My Daughter”), Children’s Books (“I Am Amelia Earhart,” “I Am Abraham Lincoln,” “I Am Albert Einstein” and “I Am Rosa Parks”) and even comic books (“Justice League of America”), for which he won the prestigious Eisner Award.
He is also the host of “Brad Meltzer’s Lost History” on H2 and “Brad Meltzer’s Decoded” on the History Channel. The Hollywood Reporter recently put him on their list of Hollywood’s 25 Most Powerful Authors.
Preservation Week is sponsored by the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services, a division of the American Library Association.
For more information regarding Preservation Week®, please visit http://www.ala.org/preservationweek .
The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is the national association for information providers who work in collections and technical services, such as acquisitions, cataloging, collection development, preservation and continuing resources in digital ad print formats. ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.