Preservation Week (April 26 - May 2) is an opportunity to bring awareness and connect your community to preservation resources. Visit the ALA website to find resources that can help with saving and caring for items, disaster recovery, and how to get started with preservation. The following free webinar will be offered live, or view recordings of any of the past Preservation Week webinars.
Using Oral History to Tell Your Family Stories
Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 1-2 p.m. (Central)
The stories we tell each other at gatherings are the seeds of family history. This session will help those interested in preserving family stories through audio recording. Participants will be inspired to launch their own projects as well as be exposed to the basics needed to make those projects successful. This includes equipment, technique, and processes for capturing and recording oral history. Library staff will gain the knowledge necessary to aid patrons in the basics of establishing a project.
Preservation Week is sponsored by the ALA’s Association of Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). Learn more about why collections need Preservation Week.