Saturday, April 16, 2011

Time to learn more about preservation... and win!

April 24-30 is Preservation Week! From the American Library Association: Some 630 million items in collecting institutions require immediate attention and care. Eighty percent of these institutions have no paid staff assigned responsibility for collections care; 22 percent have no collections care personnel at all. Some 2.6 billion items are not protected by an emergency plan. As natural disasters of recent years have taught us, these resources are in jeopardy should a disaster strike. Personal, family, and community collections are equally at risk. ALA encourages libraries and other institutions to use Preservation Week 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. 

So what are we going to do about it? Have a contest, of course!
The week of April 24 thru 30 celebrate the wonderful world of microfilm by coming into the library and requesting a copy of our MICROFILM SCAVENGER HUNT participation sheet. You will then receive a reel of microfilm  and a list of questions to answer. Don't know how to use the microfilm machine? That's what the contest is all about! Learn how to use the machine, fill in your answers, and all the correct answer sheets will be entered into a drawing for a prize (to be announced).

Are you going to be the winner? Comment below.

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