Celebrate Preservation Week 2022!

April 24–30, 2022 is Preservation Week, sponsored by Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures,. Preservation Week encourages libraries “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.” The 2022 Preservation Week theme is “Preservation in the Face of Climate Change” and this year’s honorary chair is Elizabeth Yeampierre, the Executive Director of the Brooklyn-based Latinx community organization UPROSE.

ACRL has a number of resources to help you celebrate this year.

Free Resources From RBMS

ACRL’s Rare Books & Manuscripts Section (RBMS) has developed many freely available resources for those working with rare collections and materials, including:

You can find these and more on the RBMS website.

If these topics are of interest to you, dig deeper with  RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage, ACRL’s journal covering issues pertaining to special collections libraries and cultural heritage institutions.

Attend the upcoming RBMS 2022 Conference, “What Now? Reflection, Reckoning, and Recovery,” featuring a mix of live programs, interactive discussions, conversation wall, collegial connections, and content access for 1 year. Conversations will focus on continuing actions for racial, social, and environmental justice, along with examining opportunities to focus our efforts toward effecting necessary change. RBMS is where you find content and connections that matter, keep up-to-date, and find new approaches to your work. Register today!

Dive into a Good Book!

ACRL’s book publishing program features several titles to help you celebrate Preservation Week.

Free Webinars from Core

This year, Core is hosting two free webinars in celebration of Preservation Week. You can also find past recordings of Preservation Week webinars on the event website.

Follow Along!

Make sure to follow #PreservationWeek on social media to learn more and share how you’re celebrating Preservation Week and preserving oral history! For more information about Preservation Week, including additional resources and ways to participate, visit the celebration website.