Monday, March 24, 2014

SSD sponsored Book Mending Session at 2014 OLA Conference

Here's a little more information from Carolee on the book mending session being presented at the OLA Conference this year:
Condition check: is your library's print collection looking... "loved"?

ANNOUNCING: The OLA Support Staff Division and the Library Preservation Round Table will present an all-day Basic Book Mending Pre-Conference workshop on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at the Oregon Library Association Conference in Salem. Help refresh worn books and add years to their circulating lives!

This workshop will introduce basic book repair methods and materials through hands-on instruction and is intended for beginners. Procedures covered will include reattaching loose pages, cover repair and reattachment, hinge and spine repair. Please note that procedures in this class are intended for circulating collections and not for rare or valuable books and documents.

We will also discuss collection maintenance and strategies for avoiding damage and streamlining conservation processes. The materials fee for the workshop provides a mending toolkit which participants may take home; paper, bookcloth, and adhesives will be provided. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to bring their own books to work on.

Presented by Carolee Harrison (Special Collections and Archives Technician) and Kristen Kern (Fine and Performing Arts Librarian), Portland State University Library.

MORE INFORMATION about the pre-conference and general conference:

REGISTRATION and rate information:

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