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ESLN Webinar: Basic Book Repair for Libraries

May 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT

Webinar Description:

Binding quality on books is inconsistent and with day to day handling and repeated circulation books can sustain significant damage. Don’t replace these volumes, fix them. This webinar will introduce participants to basic book repair for circulating or general collections.

Attendees will learn how to repair common types of damage, such as hinge repair, tipping in loose pages, page mending and spine repair. During the webinar, participants will be able to watch narrated action videos of the repairs with live step by step instructions.

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will:

  • Be familiar with different aspects of book repair for circulating collections
  • Be familiar with book repair tools, supplies, and equipment

About the Presenter:

Marianne Hanley is the Preservation Librarian for Syracuse University Libraries. She manages the preservation program by defining needs, establishing goals, implementing programs, and managing budget allocations in support of preservation activities. She is Principal Investigator the NYS Conservation/Preservation Grant Program which provides annual state funding to encourage the proper care and accessibility of research materials, by promoting the use and development of guidelines and technical standards for conservation/preservation work.  She co-manages the libraries disaster response plan for collections and co-coordinates recovery efforts. She enjoys serving as an instructor for workshops on book repair and disaster preparedness. She holds a Master of Library Science from Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Arts from Canisius College, Buffalo, NY.

Live captioning will be provided.

This webinar will be recorded and a recording will be shared with all registrants afterward.

Register @ ESLN

**All participants will have the option to request a certificate of attendance for one and a half contact hours**

All CLRC events are open to CLRC members and members of the Empire State Library Network.

All Attendees are expected to follow CLRC’s Code of Conduct


May 8
10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
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