Celebrating Preservation Week at the Austin Archives Bazaar

It’s Preservation Week! This annual event, sponsored by the American Library Association, celebrates the ways in which institutions and individuals work to prolong the lifetime of cultural materials. It’s a time for outreach and education, and we’re excited to be a part of it.

This year, I was so pleased to work with colleagues from the School of Information and the Harry Ransom Center at the Austin Archives Bazaar, an annual event highlighting archival repositories here in Austin. At the Preservation Station, we chatted with visitors about how to preserve personal and family keepsakes, from books and photos to recordings and blogs. This year’s Archives Bazaar was emceed by Chet Garner from PBS’ The Daytripper at Austin Beer Garden Brewing. Thanks to our organizers for a fun afternoon talking archives and preservation!

At the 2022 Austin Archives Bazaar. Photo: Jennifer Hecker.

iSchool Preservation Clinic

Join the UT iSchool on Saturday, 4/24, from 10 – 11:30 AM, to learn how to safeguard your family treasures. Members of the public are invited to schedule a one-on-one, online consultation with a preservation professional. Bring your special items – books, documents, photos, or otherwise – to discover how to help your keepsakes live on for future generations.

RSVP and schedule your consultation at: www.ischool.utexas.edu/events/253. This event is part of Preservation Week, an annual event hosted by the American Library Association.