Preservation Week Coming April 24–30, 2011
Are You Ready? Pass it on!
This year, April 24 through 30 will mark the second annual Preservation Week. Last year’s Preservation Week was a great success with over 68 known academic, public, and special libraries participating in preservation activities by offering lectures, providing workshops, and participating in two ALCTS Preservation Week sponsored webinars.
The Preservation Week web site (http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/confevents/preswk/index.cfm) provides a wealth of information for those interested in participating in an event or in holding their own event. It includes:
Event Toolkit with ideas for low-cost activities,
Speaker’s Bureau containing names and contact information for preservation professionals willing to speak on various preservation topics, and
Marketing tools for promoting your own Preservation Week such as logos, bookmarks, and tips for writing press releases.
Local events can be found on the regularly updated Google Map, which plots all locations of planned preservation activities. If your institution plans to host an open event, please post it to the Preservation Week 2011 Google Map. Doing so will help promote your event, and assist with the broader aims of Preservation Week.
Donia Conn - Member Preservation Week Working Group
Workshop Program and Reference Coordinator
Northeast Document Conservation Center