Home / Preservation / Preservation / Collections Care, Training, and Outreach

Collections Care, Training, and Outreach

Librarian Harry Bauer in Suzzallo Library

Collections Care

Preservation helps provide basic training on good care, handling, and storage of various materials to our many student employees with Preservation Training for Student Assistants.

We provide Rainy Day Book Bags to help our users keep their books and other library materials dry on rainy days.  We also assist libraries with stacks cleaning when needed and/or loan a HEPA vacuum to various UW Libraries so that they can clean collections as needed.

Training and Outreach

Preservation and conservation staff provide two internships a year to students with a demonstrated interest in preservation and conservation:

In spring, Preservation and Conservation of Library Materials is typically taught by preservation staff through the UW Information School and we maintain a guide for conservation and preservation research.

The UW Libraries also participates in ALA's Preservation Week.  Preservation Week is usually celebrated in April or May each year.