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Preservation Week (April 28-May 2) events


16mm Film Handling Workshop
Monday, April 28, 2014, 9:30am-4pm, Langsdale Library Special Collections 

This workshop will provide attendees with hands-on training in safely handling 16 mm -film archival materials.

The morning session will consist of: a lecture introducing the physical and chemical properties of film as well as the history of motion picture film’s many formats (focusing on 16 mm). The lecture will also address proper documentation, assessment, and storage needs. The day will conclude with a demonstration of 16 mm inspection, repair, and rehousing for preservation.

During the afternoon session, the workshop participants will split into groups and each attendee will inspect, repair, and rehouse a 16 mm film from our collection (under the careful supervision of the AV archivist).

Space is limited to 8 people:  please RSVP using this link by April 21, 2014 .


ALA Preservation Week event: AudioVisual Preservation 101  

Brown bag lunch lecture
Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 12-1 pm in room 400, Langsdale Library

Ever wonder why you can’t find your favorite TV show from childhood on Youtube? Or how you can watch those old tapes your dad took of your vacations and birthday parties? If so, please join us on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, from noon to 1 pm for a brown-bag lunch lecture introducing audiovisual-preservation issues.

During the week of April 27 through May 3, cultural heritage organizations across the nation are reaching out to inspire the proper safeguarding of personal, family, and community collections of all kinds, as well as library, museum and archive collections. The Langsdale Library’s Preservation Week lecture will be given by the Special Collections Department’s audiovisual archivist, Siobhan Hagan. The event is open to the public, but space is limited!

 An  RSVP  is recommended. 


 National Library Week Basement Reading

ALA National Library Week event: We Heal with Words

Library Basement Reading

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 8-9 pm, Lower Level, Langsdale Library

To celebrate National Library Week, Langsdale Library is hosting a Library Basement Reading Series featuring seven MFA students who will be reading their original fiction, nonfiction, and poetry works. The selected readers are: Kendral Dickerson, Sharea Harris, Amanda May, Jessica Welch, Nick Richard, Michelle Junot and Lisa Vanwormer. Ron Williams will be emceeing the event.  

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. 

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. 


2014 Inspired Discoveries


Inspired Discoveries

Friday, May 9, 2014 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm in the Learning Commons Town Hall

Inspired Discoveries: A Symposium of Undergraduate Research & Creative Work, is a collaboration of Langsdale Library, the Helen P. Denit Honors Program, the Office of Sponsored Research and the Office of the Provost. This symposium is part of an ongoing effort to recognize and encourage undergraduate research and other academic achievements.