How to Host a Preservation Week Event

This webinar will help librarians who are thinking about hosting a Preservation Week event plan for choosing a topic and finding a speaker and will offer guidance on resources to answer preservation questions that may come up after the event.

This webinar features a live question-and-answer session. Participants should come to the webinar having watched the previously recorded "How to Host a Preservation Week Event" presentation from February 2014.

Questions can be submitted ahead of time through a web form or raised during the live session.

No registration necessary. Access recording now:

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Originally presented on December 17, 2014.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will learn strategies to host a successful Preservation Week program.

Who Should Attend

Librarians thinking about planning a Preservation Week event or those already working on one.


Donia Conn is an independent consultant for small and mid-sized cultural heritage institutions. She has worked in the fields of conservation and preservation for almost twenty years, specializing in book conservation and preservation training. She teaches and consults on the full spectrum of collections care topics and is an adjunct faculty for the Simmons College School of Library and Information Science.

Donia is a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC). She earned her BA in mathematics from St. Olaf College and her MLIS with Advanced Certificate in Conservation from the University of Texas-Austin.




How to Register

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Recording (.wmv)

Recording (YouTube)

Slides (.pdf)

Tech Requirements

Computer with Internet access (high-speed connection is best) and media player software. Headphones recommended.

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For questions about registration, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or


ALCTS Preservation & Reformatting Section's Preservation Week Committee