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Celebrate Preservation Week 2021 with free webinars from Core

Celebrate Preservation Week 2021 with free webinars from Core

On Tuesday, April 27 and Wednesday, April 28, join Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures for two free Preservation Week 2021 webinars. With the theme “Preserving Community Archives,” Preservation Week 2021 will be celebrated April 25-May 1, 2021, and libraries, institutions, archives, and museums from across the country are invited to promote this year’s Preservation Week through Preservation Week event tools and the hashtag #preswk, as well as host free Preservation Week webinars to engage with their communities and discuss their preservation programs and services. 

“Collecting and Preserving after Tragedy” will be held on Tuesday, April 27. This webinar will explore the Orange County Regional History Center’s rapid response collecting initiative to preserve items collected after the 2016 Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, FL. Serving as an introductory to rapid response collecting, the webinar will also examine how the museum collected at memorial sites and inside the club, especially concerning the stabilization and preservation of items that underwent heavy exposure to the elements.

On Wednesday, April 28, the webinar “Introduction to Community Archiving Workshop (CAW)” will provide a discussion of the Community Archiving Workshop (CAW) model which is designed to engage both trained professionals and anyone with home movies or other creative works stored on film, video, audio, or digital media objects. During this webinar attendees will receive an overview of the history of the CAW committee, an explanation of the basic workshop model, and a summary of the committee’s current work through grant-funded projects. 

Collecting and Preserving after Tragedy
Presenter: Whitney Broadaway
Live webinar: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 
1:00 – 2:00pm CT

Introduction to Community Archiving Workshop (CAW)
Presenter: Marie Lascu
Live webinar: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 
1:00 – 2:00pm CT

Registration Fees: 

Preservation Week webinars are free and offered at no charge as a courtesy to all libraries, institutions, archives, museums, and the public. Upon registration, you’ll receive a confirmation email with a link to join the webinar.

For questions or comments related to Core webinars, please contact Core CE staff at

ALA and Core are committed to supporting our members, staff, and all librarians and library workers during these uncertain times. We will continue to offer online learning opportunities and will do our best to accommodate the remote needs of our attendees. We will also continue to offer group registration, providing individual logins for each group member registered for Core webinars. Please contact Core with any questions or concerns.

Preservation Week is supported by the Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, a division of the American Library Association.