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Preservation Staff at the 2024 American Library Association Annual Conference

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The Library of Congress participates in the American Library Association (ALA) Annual conference each June through presentations and demonstrations at various events during the ALA conference. This year’s conference is taking place at the end of this week in San Diego, California and Preservation Directorate staff will be attending, and in some cases, presenting at various interest group meetings.

Preservation In Action/Preservation Outreach committee event, where General Collections Conservation Head, Carrie Beyer, will be co-presenting, June 28, at the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum. (Ticketed, sold out)

Preservation Administration Interest Group, with an update by Preservation Director Jacob Nadal. Saturday, June 29, 8:00-9:30am, San Diego Convention Center, Room 29 A B C.

Along with the usual ‘news you can use’ on preservation resources from the Library and Federal interagency activities, Jake will show how the Preservation Directorate reframed its mission and communications to align with Dr. Hayden’s vision of an engaged and inclusive Library in the leadup to the Held in Trust National Convening.

Library Storage Interest Group meeting, chaired by Chief of Collections Management Division Cathy Martyniak, Sunday, June 30, 2:30 to 3:30 at the Hilton, Bayfront, Indigo Ballroom C.

Meetings with the Preservation Director, if you would like to schedule time for yourself or a group to meet with Jacob Nadal, he has time available afternoons following the Print Archive Network (PAN) forum on Friday and PAIG on Saturday, or on Sunday morning. Submit requests to [email protected].

If you don’t get a chance to connect with us in San Diego, you can always find us online. Please direct any preservation questions to Ask A Librarian and check our website for a plethora of resources such as guidelines for care and handling and past recordings of presentations.

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