Food writer, independent scholar, culinary historian and historical interpreter Michael W. Twitty is Honorary Chair of Preservation Week, April 22 – 28, 2018, a time when librarians and library workers share their expertise about preserving family heirlooms and treasures.
Author of The Cooking Gene (Harper Collins 2017), Twitty is a noted culinary and cultural historian and the creator of Afroculinaria, the first blog devoted to African American historic foodways and their legacies. You can follow Twitty online with @KosherSoul on Twitter or through his Facebook page for cooking tips and resources.
Preservation Week is your opportunity to inspire action to preserve collections—in libraries, archives, and museums, of course, but especially the items held and loved by individuals, families, and communities. Preservation Week activities will also raise awareness of the role libraries and other cultural institutions play in providing sound preservation information.
This year’s Preservation Week theme is cooking and community archiving, and participating libraries will celebrate by offering special programs and services to connect library users with preservation tools, promote the importance of preservation and strive to enhance knowledge of preservation issues among the general public. Institutions around the world will be using the hashtag #preswk to talk about their preservation programs and services.
Preservation Week is an initiative of the Association for Library Collections &Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association.