Each year, the ALA celebrates this week when thousands will turn to libraries across the United States for information and expertise on how to preserve collectables, photos, family records, books and other valuable materials.
Experts from the McNeese Archives and Special Collections will be on hand to talk directly with individuals about how to manage and preserve their collections. The clinic will have handouts on preservation, suppliers and examples of simple repairs. Archives staff will perform minor repairs on items brought in if possible or refer questions to other experts. There will also be printed information available.
"Libraries offer more than just books. They also are an excellent resource for high-quality information and expertise on how to preserve family keepsakes," said ALA President Camila Alire. "Preserving items such as old photographs, letters, collectables and family movies provides a map of the past and access to a full range of information that can impact the future."
For more information on Preservation Week visit the American Library Association website.
For more information on the preservation clinic, contact Pati Threatt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 475-5731 or Tracy Hall at email@example.com or 475-5738.
Persons requesting accommodations in accordance with the ADA should contact the Office of the ADA Coordinator at least 72 hours before the event. Additional information is available from: the Office of the ADA Coordinator, Smith Hall, Room 127; Voice: (337) 475-5428; Fax: (337) 475-5960; TDD/TTY, Hearing Impaired: (337) 562-4227; or firstname.lastname@example.org.