Topics in Preservation Series | Preservation Symposia | Preservation Workshops
Workshops for the Public
The Library of Congress offers free introductory preservation workshops for the public to share basic preservation information and practical advice for caring for personal collections, and to raise awareness of preservation issues for both family heirlooms and for our public, national collections. Most workshops occur during National Preservation Week (annually at the end of April) and during the Library's National Book Festival (annually at the end of summer) and are varied to cover different types of materials, such as books, paper, photographs, and digital files.
Workshops for Librarians
Safety Net Series: In 2008, with lessons learned from the collaborative disaster recovery work for cultural heritage after Hurricane Katrina, the Library of Congress convened approximately 30 directors and staff from various U.S. federal libraries to develop a framework for a mutual assistance network (SafetyNet) serving the greater Washington, DC region. SafetyNet Workshops are organized by the Library to provide emergency information, training, and review exercises for federal libraries and other federal cultural heritage agencies.