Preservation Matters! Stories of Disaster Response and Recovery

From superstorms to blizzards to tornados to wildfires, America has frequently shuddered under the onslaught of natural disasters. “Why Preserving History Matters” against the threat of catastrophe will be the focus of the keynote lecture by New York Times and internationally bestselling author Steve Berry, who returns April 24, 2013 as national spokesperson for the American Library Association’s Second Annual National Preservation Week.


Why Preserving History Matters
By National Preservation Week Spokesman Steve Berry

To Preserve and Protect
By Jeanne Drewes, Chief of Binding and Collections Care in the Preservation Directorate at the Library of Congress

To Catch a Thief: Recovering the Durham First Folio
By Folger Conservator Renate Mesmer and former Folger Curator of Books Steven Galbraith

Lessons Learned: Fire at Fort Belvoir Library
By Tuke Klemmt, Reference Librarian at the Defense Acquisition University Knowledge Repository & Acker Library

Running time: 2h 37m