Archive for May 10, 2010

Celebrate Preservation Week @ your library, May 9-15   Leave a comment

This week marks the first national Preservation Week, which is a public awareness campaign about collections preservation.

Libraries across the U.S. will provide information and expertise on how to preserve collectables, photos, family records and other valuable materials.

“Libraries offer more than just books, they also are an excellent resource for high-quality information and expertise on how to preserve family keepsakes,” said ALA President Camila Alire. “Preserving items such as old photographs, letters, collectables and family movies, provides a map of the past and access to a full range of information that can impact the future.”

The Preservation Week Web site (www.ala.org/preservationweek) provides excellent resources, tracks programs across the country, enables people to share their stories, and provides information on a wide variety of preservation issues.

Posted May 10, 2010 by emailhannah in news

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History 219: Illinois and Local History   Leave a comment

Interested in local history? Consider signing up for History 219, Section 001 this fall (meets Thursdays from 2:00-4:40pm in room I103 (3 Credit Hours)). This fascinating course on Illinois and local history will be taught by Illinois scholar and Harper College Librarian, Professor Jim Edstrom. For more information, go to  http://www.harpercollege.edu/~jedstrom or click on the link below to look at the flyer for the course: hist219publicityflyerfall2010

Posted May 10, 2010 by emailhannah in What's New?

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