Preserve This offers free webinars on current topics related to the library/archives/museum field.

Webinars are 45-minutes in length: 30 minute presentation and 15 minute Q and A session at the end.

Webinars are recorded and all registrants will receive a link giving them the opportunity to watch the recording.

See below for our upcoming webinars.

*No Webinars Currently Scheduled*


Inequality in Digitization: Pursuing Diversity in Digital Archives

DATE: February 17, 2022 at 1:00 PM CT



Digitizing records provides greater public access to archival materials; however, this access is not always equal. Despite best efforts, digital archives are still impacted by the outdated, exclusionary, or narrow viewpoints, effectively marginalizing the stories of other cultures and minorities. This exclusion is often not intentional, but awareness of this issue will help reshape digitization policies and practices.


This webinar will discuss the societal and ethical implications of digitizing material, where archives are experiencing barriers to digital diversity, and how digital archives are working to be inclusive spaces. Emphasis will be on how archives are curating inclusive spaces and fighting for diversity in their digitization efforts- and how this all begins with cultural awareness.  

5 Easy Ways to Advocate for Your Archive

DATE: November 10, 2021 at 1:00 PM CT

PRESENTER: Samantha Lawrence

DESCRIPTION: Archives can use advocacy to strengthen operations, develop resources, and build a community of supporters. In this webinar, you will learn why advocacy is essential for all archives and practical ways to begin advocating for your archive.


  • What archival advocacy is
  • Why advocacy is essential for archives and archivists
  • Practical ways to advocate for your archive, including:

1. Identifying internal advocates

2. Crafting an elevator speech for your archives

3. Engaging and informing users of the archives

4. Using media to promote archival activities

5. Strategically displaying archival material

Prioritizing Accessibility to Digital Collections

DATE: October 20, 2021 at 1:00 PM CT

PRESENTER: Eric Silberberg

DESCRIPTION: While digital collections can greatly expand accessibility for libraries and archives, they also create a different set of barriers. This webinar will identify the key laws that govern accessibility to digital collections and how libraries and archives can apply those laws to serve the needs of all researchers.


  • Rights and accommodations for people with disabilities.
  • Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.
  • Case studies of how libraries and archives can ensure accessibility to digital collections.