May 23, 2022

Pass It On: Preservation Week 2011 Begins in Less Than One Month

Pass It On: Preservation Week April 24–30, 2011

Some 630 million items in collecting institutions require immediate attention and care. Eighty percent of these institutions have no paid staff assigned responsibility for collections care; 22 percent have no collections care personnel at all. Some 2.6 billion items are not protected by an emergency plan. As natural disasters of recent years have taught us, these resources are in jeopardy should a disaster strike. Personal, family, and community collections are equally at risk.

ALA encourages libraries and other institutions to use Preservation Week to connect our communities through events, activities, and resources that highlight what we can do, individually and together, to preserve our personal and shared collections. Last year, over 65 events took place nationwide.

Selected Preservation Week Resources

List of 2010 Preservation Week Events in the U.S.

Two Free Webinars Are Planned:

1. April 26 — Accidents Happen: Protecting & Saving Family Treasures with Nancy Kraft

2. April 28 — Preserving Your Personal Digital Memories with Bill LeFurgy

Preservation Week Facebook Page

Preservation Week Hashtag: preswk

Preservation Resources
Videos, Statistics, Links, Preservation Awareness Stories

More Resources:
The ALA Preservation Week Web Page
@yourlibrary Web Page

Preservation Week Partners:

Founding Partners

Key Participants

Corporate Partners

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.