Preservation in Action 2018

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Preservation in Action (PiA) is a program sponsored by the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS), in support of ALA's Libraries Transform initiative. The program is intended to promote an understanding of the importance of preservation while engaging with cultural heritage collections in ALA conference locations.

Preservation in Action Event — Volunteers Wanted!

Preservation in Action is an engaging, hands-on opportunity to help preserve cultural heritage during the 2018 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans! Participants will take part in a day-long preservation project at Preservation Hall in New Orleans. The day will include preservation care and handling training and hands-on rehousing activities. Working with archival collections centering primarily on photographs by Grauman Marks from the 1950s to 1960s, participants will learn about the preservation needs of different types of materials, appropriate storage, and best practices. No experience is required. Registration is required as space is limited.

Friday, June 22  |  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.* |  event code: ALC3 


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Learn more about Preservation in Action—view the event from Preservation in Action 2017.