If any of you are passing through Lithuania next week make sure to stop and say hi to our own Kara Van Malssen while you’re there. Kara will be in Vilnius as an instructor with the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property’s (ICCROM) SOIMA 2011: Safeguarding Sound and Image Collections. ICCROM is an intergovernmental organization (IGO) dedicated to the conservation of cultural heritage. SOIMA is part of their recent initiative to focus on and provide training in the preservation of audiovisual materials to collection caretakers worldwide. Over the next three weeks, 19 professionals from 15 countries will receive training from a team of audiovisual preservation experts. AVPS is proud of Kara and proud to have a member of our team out there fighting the good fight and sharing knowledge.