Hosting a Preservation Week® Event: a free webinar from ALCTS

For Immediate Release
Tue, 02/04/2014


Charles Wilt

Executive Director

Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

CHICAGO Hosting an event in a discipline you are not too familiar with can be daunting. What topic do you choose? Who can you find to speak? What if someone asks a question after the event and you don't know the answer? The Preservation Week website is here to help! Join Donia Conn for tips on how to host an event, find a speaker, and use the Preservation Week web site to its fullest.  Upon completion of this webinar, you will be able to confidently navigate the Preservation Week web site to assist in planning and hosting a Preservation Week event.  Preservation Week is April 27 - May 3, 2014.

Any librarian thinking about planning a Preservation Week event or those already working on one should plan on attending.  Join your colleagues for this free webinar at 2 p.m. Eastern/1 p.m. Central/11 a.m. Pacific on Wednesday, Feb. 12.

“Hosting a Preservation Week® Event” is a free webinar from the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) and is generously supported by Acme-HF Group and George Blood, L.P. celebrating Preservation Week.

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 20 years, specializing in book conservation and preservation training. She presents workshops and webinars on preservation and digitization topics, consults with institutions on disaster planning and preservation issues and is adjunct faculty for the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science teaching Preservation Management and Collections Maintenance. She has been one of the people working on developing Preservation Week since 2009.  She is also the host of “Dear Donia,” a feature of Preservation Week.

To register go to GOTOWEBINAR :

For questions or comments related to this free webinar, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or

ALCTS thanks Acme-HF Group and George Blood, L.P. for sponsoring this webinar to celebrate Preservation Week.


ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.  Preservation Week is a registered trademark of the American Library Association.