Preservation Week, April 21 – 27, 2013

 ImageThe collections staff of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library (WWPL) announced they will be participating in Preservation Week sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA), the Association of Library Collections and Services (ALCTS), and partner organizations. Preservation Week was created to inspire actions to preserve personal, family and community collections of all kinds, as well as library, museum and archival collections. Utilizing social networks Twitter and Facebook, the WWPL will share ways to preserve family treasures and memories during Preservation Week, running this year from Sunday, April 21 through Saturday, April 27.

As spring cleaning is underway, many in the community may find a need to preserve new-found treasures. From April 21–27, area residents can turn to the archivist and curator at the WWPL to celebrate Preservation Week, a time when libraries, museums and archives across the country will provide information and expertise on ways to preserve treasures such as documents, photographs, books, textiles, audiovisual and digital materials and collectibles.

The library and archives at the WWPL is open to the public by appointment only. Researchers can make an appointment to access books, maps, photographs and other materials.  During the week, the WWPL will offer a series of communications through their Facebook page that will include tips on preserving information and cultural heritage in all collections.

For more information on “Preservation Week: Pass It On” please contact the WWPL Archives at:

Phone: 540.885.0897 x105

Email: pdillard@woodrowwilson.org

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