Free Webinars

The Preservation Week theme for 2023 is Building Resilient Communities. These presentations will explore ways in which different organizations respond to disasters, and the impact of disasters on communities.

The Preservation Outreach Committee organizes and presents webinars annually for Preservation Week. Our goal is to serve the needs of libraries, cultural institutions, and members of the public in two ways:

  • by expanding access to preservation information relevant to the work of librarians and others working in collections holding organizations; and
  • by providing content to share with the public during and after Preservation Week

Note: webinars are free to attend, but a separate registration is required for each.

2023 Webinars

There When You Need Us: Crisis Collecting Support

Tuesday, May 2 @ 1:00 pm CDT

Kara McClurken and Vanessa St.Oegger-Menn are presenting about the work of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) Crisis Collecting Assistance Team and the Crisis, Disaster, and Tragedy Response Working Group

Water-damaged books standing up to dry

Networking Strategies Improve Disaster Readiness

Thursday, May 4 @ 1:00 pm CDT

Steve Pine is presenting about networking for disaster as part of the Texas Collections Resource Alliance (TX-CERA). Steve is a founding board member and current president of TX-CERA.

Webinars presented during previous Preservation Weeks are available online.

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