Preservation Week®, April 25 – May 1, 2021, promotes the role of libraries and other institutions in preserving personal and public collections and treasures. Through a variety of resources, Preservation Week provides ideas for public events that can be held at libraries, institutions, and other community spaces and tips and tools for preservation and disaster planning.
The 2021 theme for Preservation Week is “Preserving Community Archives.” Community archives are organized by members of physical or self-identified communities—specifically those marginalized by traditional collecting institutions—and are focused on documenting and interpreting their own histories. Institutions around the world will use the hashtag #preswk to talk about their preservation programs and services.
Preservation Week is supported by Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, a division of the American Library Association.
2021 Preservation Week Honorary Chair, Nikole Hannah-Jones
Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and New York Times Magazine journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones is the honorary chair of Preservation Week 2021.
As a journalist and founder of the 1619 Project, Hannah-Jones understands the significance of local and community archives collecting and preserving stories that counter dominant historical narratives. By exploring the history of civil rights and racial injustice in America, Nikole Hannah-Jones helps us examine and gain a better understanding of how these issues impact American society.
Preservation Week audio PSAs featuring Nikole Hannah-Jones
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Help preserve our nation’s history. Celebrate Preservation Week at your library April 25 – May 1. Visit ALA Dot Org Slash Preservation Week for more information.
Preservation Week is April 25 – May 1, and our nation’s libraries will provide expertise on how to preserve family heirlooms and collectibles. Contact your library for more information. Visit ALA Dot Org Slash Preservation Week for more information.
Did you know the world is at risk of losing decades of digital history? Visit your library during Preservation Week April 25 – May 1, and discover how to make memories last a lifetime. Contact your local library for more information. Visit ALA Dot Org Slash Preservation Week for more information.
Did you know that each of us can help preserve our nation’s history? That old letter from Grandma, or that 1970s vacation photo collecting dust in your attic may hold clues to our nation’s past. Visit your local library during Preservation Week, April 25 – May 1, for free advice on how to preserve family records and other valuable materials. Visit ALA Dot Org Slash Preservation Week for more information.
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Poster of Nikole Hannah-Jones,