Thursday, April 24, 2014


ALA Preservation Week is a nationwide event held in many libraries across the country every year. The intent of this event is to connect communities through promoting and creating awareness on how to handle and care for collections in general.

The University Libraries, at UNCG, is participating in this journey with the support of the Preservation Lab. On the week of April 28 to May 2, 2014 we are having a few events, at Jackson Library, focusing on preservation and conservation of our collections. From a small exhibit on conservation procedures in the main lobby and the "Take A Look, Grab a Book" point, in front of the main desk, with books about preservation and conservation ; to an open Preservation Lab tour, where you will be able to ask us questions regarding your personal collection and what we do here.

Below is the schedule and the details for that week:



You will see several types of enclosures we create and build at the Preservation Lab; they go from the simplest phase boxes to those with a more complex design to house a specific book or artifact.  Browse some of our books and the conservation treatment performed, including restoration. 

If you enjoyed what you saw and want to learn more, you can go to the next point of our preservation week tour and grab a book from our collection at the:

Take A Look, Grab a Book display near the Access Services desk

Browse some of the titles we picked at Jackson Library especially for you about bookbinding, books about books, conservation and preservation!

Last but not the least, the last point of the tour,  visit our Preservation Lab, where we do "magical things" like a patron said to us one time. All are welcome, students, staff and patrons, to visit and ask us a question and see, ‘in loco’, our space, the tools and materials we use and what we have been working on. 

Preservation tour hours and days:

Monday - April 28th 2014, from 10 am to 12 noon.
Tuesday - April 29th 2014, from 10 am to 12 noon.
Thursday - May 1st, 2014, from 10 am to 12 noon.
Friday - May 2nd, 2014, from 10 am to 12 noon.

Useful links

ALA Preservation Week
Preservation at Your Library
University Products – Preservation and Conservation Products

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