Preservation Week takes place from April 30-May 6, 2023. 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. The 2023 Preservation Week theme is Building Resilient Communities.
Preservation Week is an 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. Learn more and find out how to participate at preservationweek.org.
This year’s Preservation Week Honorary Chair is Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha , C. S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and founding director of the Pediatric Public Health Initiative. A pediatrician, scientist, activist and author, Dr. Hanna-Attisha was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World and recognized as one of USA Today’s Women of the Century for her role in uncovering the Flint water crisis and leading recovery efforts. Dr. Hanna-Attisha is the author of the New York Times 100 most notable book, What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City.
As part of Preservation Week, two free webinars will be offered:
- Tuesday, May 2, 12:00 p.m. MDT: There When You Need Us: Crisis Collecting Support
- Thursday, May 4, 12:00 p.m. MDT: Networking Strategies Improve Disaster Readiness
Preservation Week is supported by Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, a division of the American Library Association.