Workshop Description:

Don’t just use tape to repair a well-loved book. Use the right materials to promote acid free sustainable repairs. Join us for a half day workshop that will familiarize attendees with different aspects of circulating collections book repair for school, public, and academic library staff. Attendees will participate in a hands-on program learning several different types of treatments. We will cover tip-ins, hinge tightening, and spine repairs. We will also go over the correct tools, adhesives, and other materials to use. No prior experience is needed, and all repair materials will be supplied.

About the Presenters:

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.

Sarah Duncan is the Supervisor of the Preservation lab, where she oversees the preservation efforts of several student employees—providing training, directing priorities and evaluating repairs completed for the Libraries’ circulating collections. Utilizing her knowledge of preservation treatment options, Sarah assesses library materials for stabilization and repair, and identifies appropriate treatment options. Sarah previously supervised in Circulation at Bird Library, after completing her B.A. in History at SUNY New Paltz and working with preservation treatments as a Collections Assistant at two local history museums. She is thrilled for the ability to blend her zeal for student development, historic preservation, and handiwork in her role with the Preservation lab.

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