For immediate release | April 26, 2011

Learn more about Preservation Week @ your library, April 24 – 30, in Visibility podcast

CHICAGO – Charles Wilt, executive director of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the ALA, discusses Preservation Week @ your library (April 24 – 30) in a podcast with Visibility @ your library.

Preservation Week @ your library is a time when libraries across the country will provide programs, information and expertise on how to preserve collectables, photos, family records and other valuable materials. With a running theme of “Pass it on,” Preservation Week is the first national awareness campaign targeting the importance of collections preservation for the general public.

In the podcast, Wilt discusses the importance of preservation, as well as the valuable role libraries play in preservation awareness. The podcast can be found by visiting the Public Information Office’s Visibility @ your library blog at

Recognizing the critical role libraries play in preservation, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association, in partnership with the Library of Congress and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, launched Preservation Week @ your library in 2010.

For more information on Preservation Week @ your library please visit contact Jennifer Petersen, ALA PR coordinator at 312-280-5043 /


Jennifer Petersen