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ALCTS webinar: Preservation Week: Caring for Your Textiles

Free! With thanks to our generous Preservation Week 2017 Sponsors and Partners:

The MediaPreserve, Archival Products, Backstage Library Works, and Hollinger Metal Edge

Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.



Whether it’s grandma’s wedding dress, a box of military uniforms, or a heirloom quilt, many of us have textiles in our homes that we care deeply about. Preserving these materials can be a challenge due to their materials, size, or condition. This webinar will offer an introduction to different physical characteristics and fibers and hazards faced by these items. A discussion of cleaning and storage techniques that are appropriate for home care will equip you to make good decisions so that your treasured textiles last.

Participants in this webinar will come away with:

Basic knowledge of the physical characteristics of various textiles.

An understanding of the challenges to preserving their textiles.

Practical techniques for safe cleaning and storage of valued personal items like wedding dresses, uniforms, and quilts.

Who should attend?

This webinar is intended for individuals with personal collections of textiles. It was developed by the Preservation Week subcommittee of the PARS Preservation Outreach Committee to offer a programming opportunity for public libraries to share with their patrons.


Donia Conn is a book and paper conservator as well as an independent preservation and collection care consultant with over 20 years of experience, including 10 years of experience in instruction. She is also adjunct faculty for the Simmons College School of Library and Information Science. Donia is a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC). She earned her BA in Mathematics from St. Olaf College and her MLIS with Advanced Certificate in Conservation from the University of Texas- Austin. Previously, Donia has worked for the Northeast Document Conservation Center, Northwestern University, and Syracuse University.


Registration Fees: Free

Presented in conjunction with the ALCTS/PARS Preservation Outreach Committee, with thanks to our generous Preservation Week 2017 Sponsors and Partners:

The MediaPreserve, Archival Products, Backstage Library Works, and Hollinger Metal Edge

For additional information and access to registration links, please go to the following website:


ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org. For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or alctsce@ala.org.

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

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