Brad Meltzer Preservation Week 2015 Honorary Chair

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New York Times best-selling author, television host and library advocate Brad Meltzer will serve as 2015 Honorary Chair of Preservation Week, April 26 – May 2, 2015, a time when libraries throughout the country will provide information and expertise on how to archive and preserve individual and institutional treasures.

U.S. libraries hold 3 billion items, while other institutions hold an additional 1.8 billion items. A treasure trove of uncounted additional items are held by individuals, families, and communities. Of the 4.8 billion items, 1.3 billion are at risk of being lost due to light exposure, improper storage and lack of disaster planning.

Autism Awareness Month

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Autism ribbon and puzzle piece with "April is Autism Awareness Month"April is Autism awareness month. The CDC estimates that approximately one in every 68 children born in the United States have been identified as on the autism spectrum and that it affects about 1% of the world’s population. Many of us have a friend or family member who is on the autism spectrum or know someone who does. During this month (and the rest of the year), take the opportunity to promote awareness, and acceptance of those affected by autism, and help draw attention to the needs of those faced by it.