Libraries, museums and other collecting institutions mark  Preservation Week April 27-May 2. Started in 2005 with a survey of collecting institutions and now celebrating its 10th year Preservation Week is an initiative of ALCTS, a division of the American Library Association. Preservation Week brings awareness to the state of collections requiring care. Perhaps the American Library Association describes the need for the week best:

“Memories and treasures should last a lifetime and be passed on to future generations. Preservation Week inspires actions to preserve personal, family, and community collections in addition to library, museum, and archive collections. It also raises awareness of the role libraries and other cultural institutions play in providing ongoing preservation education and information.”

Join us on Thursday, April 30 at 10:3 a.m. to find out how VCU Libraries protects its valuable collections of books, artifacts and art and learn how to preserve your own family treasures and documents. Preservation Librarian Nora Bloch will lead the event on Zoom. To join us, please RSVP to

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