Kick off Preservation Week at Kelvin Smith Library’s Preservation Parlor at noon on Monday, April 23, with tips and tricks to preserving photographs, books, letters, newspapers and family artifacts. See a live demonstration of the various techniques used to treat and preserve damaged artifacts.

Following the presentation, individuals can get a personal consultation on how best to preserve one item they bring along with them (book, letter, newspaper, or photograph).

Then, on Wednesday, April 25, come see the pop-up preservation workshop near the main Kelvin Smith Library entrance any time between 1 and 5 p.m. Here, visitors can get a rare glimpse into the preservation officer’s daily responsibilities at the library. Come with questions and learn more about what the library is doing to ensure that library materials will be used now and in the future. Meet the library’s preservation officer in a Facebook video.

About Preservation Week

Preservation Week celebrates preservation in libraries, museums, archives, and other cultural institutions that hold historic collections or items of value. The purpose of the week is to raise awareness of the important role of preservation in extending the life of a library’s collections. These services can include paper repair, rebinding, rebacking, and other activities that conserve library materials.

About the Events on Campus

These events are free and open to the public. Learn more on the Facebook event page.

For more information, contact Andrew Mancuso, preservation officer, at 216.368.3465 or