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Workshops for the Public
The Library of Congress offers free introductory preservation workshops for the public to share basic preservation information and practical advice for caring for personal collections, and to raise awareness of preservation issues for both family heirlooms and for our public, national collections. Most workshops occur during National Preservation Week (annually at the end of April) and during the Library's National Book Festival (annually at the end of summer) and are varied to cover different types of materials, such as books, paper, photographs, and digital files.
Workshops for Librarians
The formed a disaster preparedness working group called Safety Net. This group assists federal libraries and information centers in preparing for disasters by supporting and promoting cooperation. This group has developed . The Preservation Directorate works closely with FLICC by offering educational programs and providing information resources for disaster recovery.
Safety Net Series: In 2008, with lessons learned from the collaborative disaster recovery work for cultural heritage after Hurricane Katrina, the Library of Congress convened approximately 30 directors and staff from various U.S. federal libraries to develop a Charter for Mutual Disaster Assistance [PDF file: 376 KB / 1 p.] (SafetyNet) serving the greater Washington, DC region. SafetyNet Workshops are organized by the Library to provide emergency information, training, and review exercises for federal libraries and other federal cultural heritage agencies. The workshops are the collaborate effort of the Federal Library & Information Network (FEDLINK) and the Preservation Directorate.