Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Pass it on

From April 22-28, libraries across America will celebrate Preservation Week @ your library. Themed "Pass it on," participating libraries will help connect library users with preservation tools; promote the importance of preservation; and will strive to enhance knowledge of preservation issues among the general public.

During the week, libraries will focus on preservation themes including: Monday, LP (vinyl) records; Tuesday, quilts; Wednesday, comic books; Thursday, slides; Friday, digital photos; and Saturday, family letters.

Two free webinars will be offered. On April 24, Taking Care: Family Textiles. On April 26, Preserving Personal Digital Photographs. Visit the ALCTS website for more information:

New York Times best-selling author Steve Berry has been named the first national spokesperson for Preservation Week. Berry is the author of nine novels, including his most recent book,“The Jefferson Key,” the seventh in the Cotton Malone series.

A devoted student of history, Berry and his wife, Elizabeth, founded History Matters, a nonprofit organization dedicated to aiding the preservation of the fragile reminders of our past. Since then, they have traveled the world raising much-needed funds for a wide range of historic preservation projects. Visit

Mr. Berry has recorded public service announcements which can be downloaded for use. You can get those at:

For more information on Preservation Week @your library please visit: . Downloadable artwork, events information, videos and additional resources please visit the Preservation Week press kit at:

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