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Preservation 101: Basic Tips for the Household Archivist

Michelle Light

The Partners of the UCI Libraries Present

Preservation 101: Basic Tips for the Household Archivist

Friday, May 29, 2009, 10 – 12 pm, Langson Library Room 570

Part of Intersections, a series of library workshops offering instruction on a variety of fascinating topics for intellectual enrichment and enjoyment.


Have you ever wondered how to take care of the albums of photographs from your mother's childhood, or how to care for treasured or valuable books, papers, and home movies? This workshop will be an interactive presentation on how to best preserve the memories and artifacts of your family's history and how to avoid the greatest archival evils and hazards.


Michelle Light, Archivist and Interim Head of Special Collections and Archives, UCI Libraries. Light has two master's degrees from the University of Michigan, in Information (specializing in archives and records management) and History, as well as a B.A. from the University of Oregon. Prior to joining UCI, Light held positions at the University of Washington, Northeastern and Yale. She has been responsible for the organization, preservation, and description of historical materials in all formats, including manuscripts, ephemera, photographs, and other media.


Langson Library Room 570. For a map and directions please go to: www.uci.edu/campusmap. Self parking ($7) in the Student Center parking structure on the corner of West Peltason and Pereira Dr.


Free and open to the public. Space is limited, priority given to Library Partners; RSVP to Terri Bokosky in Library Development at 949.824.4651 or email partners@uci.edu.