Workshops & Outreach


Identification of Prints and Photographs
Wednesday April 26th – 1:00-3:00 pm
Main Library, Conference Room 428
Instructors:  Jennifer Jain Teper & Cher Schneider

This two hour presentation will help attendees better discern between original photographic prints, photoreprographic processes, and various illustrative processes, as well as better understand some basic preservation challenges in caring for these materials.

Open to All Library Employees!
No need to register.

Personal Digital Archiving  – part of the Savvy Researcher Workshops series
Friday April 28th – 11:00-12:00 pm
Main Library, Library 314
Instructors: Anna Trammell and Bethany Anderson

Photographs, videos, tweets, blogs, textual documents—these are some of the materials that comprise your “born-digital” existence and document your activities and creative pursuits. This workshop will provide an overview of preservation strategies and resources for managing and gaining intellectual control over your digital files and helping to ensure their long-term accessibility. Participants will explore emerging tools and best practices for managing their personal digital archives (the workshop will not be covering management of analog and paper-based material), including file naming, metadata creation, and replicated storage. The workshop will begin with an interactive sleuthing activity, followed by a brief overview of archival theory and practice and a discussion of tools and tips for digital file management and preservation.

To Register:

Book Snake Workshop 
Friday April 28th  – 1:00-4:00 pm
Main Library, Conference Room 427
Instructors:  Preservation Staff

All Library staff who handle books are encouraged to come to this workshop and personalize their own book snake. Partially assembled materials are provided so that each person can take back a functional and fun book weight that will gently hold open books without damaging fragile bindings or paper.

You can learn more about making book snakes in this CARLI Blog.

Open to All Library Employees!
No need to register.




Preservation Services

During this year’s nationwide celebration of Preservation Week, we invite you to take advantage of the following activities:

  • Free webinars hosted by ALCTS
  • Workshops offered by Preservation Services staff  
  • Daily blogs highlighting a different aspect of the preservation work we do here every day