For immediate release | June 18, 2012

Did you participate in Preservation Week? Take our survey

CHICAGO — The third Preservation Week took place April 22-28, 2012. Preservation Week, sponsored by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) and its Preservation & Reformatting Section (PARS), is an opportunity to connect the care of collections and family treasures with your communities. Over the last two years, hundreds of events providing preservation education to the public have taken place in public, academic and school libraries, state agencies, archives, museums and historical societies.

The Preservation Week Working Group would like to get a better understanding of how well Preservation Week is reaching its intended audience and how successful your institution’s Preservation Week was in 2012. To gather this information, we invite you to fill out this survey. Only one person from each institution should fill out the survey.

The information gathered in this survey will be used to analyze the various aspects of preparing for Preservation Week, promoting Preservation Week and the content that the Working Group is creating.

The Preservation Week survey is confidential and short. It should take 10 minutes or less to complete.

Preservation Week has two Web pages containing information for Preservation Week. One Web page has information about planning a Preservation Week event. The second Web page is focused on providing preservation information to the public.

Preservation Week 2012 also marked the first time that Preservation Week had its own Facebook page and Twitter account.

Please take the time to complete the survey. We are hoping to get great feedback to help expand Preservation Week even more.

Preservation Week 2013 will be April 21-27.


Charles Wilt

Executive Director

Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)