06 August 2009

Workshop - Collections Repair for Smaller Libraries and Archives

Date: Tuesday, Sept 15 - Wednesday Sept 16, 2009
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM both days
Place: Science Library, SUNY Albany Uptown Campus

Presenters: Karen E.K. Brown (B.F.A., M.A.C., M.L.I.S), Preservation Librarian, and Ann Carroll Kearney (B.F.A., B.A., Fulbright Recipient) Collections Conservator, University at Albany Libraries
Cost: $200 (includes lunch both days and a basic repair toolkit to take home)

The Capital District has countless libraries, archives, museums and historical societies with amazing collections that are used for all kinds of research and programming. Books are circulated, maps are scrutinized, photographs are handled, and prints and ephemera are exhibited. But what about the physical condition of some of these materials? What can be done to stabilize holdings so they can be safely handled?

This two-day introductory workshop will help staff of small to medium size libraries, archives and historical societies become familiar with materials and basic methods for safe and effective paper repair. The focus is on techniques for general collections that do not require expensive equipment and supplies.
Attandance is limited to 15. Registration and payment is required by August 28. Find a registration form here.

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