Choose From 2 Book Repair Sessions in 2019

Whether you're looking to keep your collection looking healthy and in good circulating condition or want to preserve unique items--join us for one-day workshops demonstrating money-saving techniques in 2019. 

Basic Book Repair Workshop
April 17th, 2019 from 9:30am-3:30pm at OhioNET
Presenter: Dr. Miriam Kahn

This workshop is hands-on, allowing participants practice time for techniques such as repairing torn pages, tipping-in loose pages, hinge tightening, reattaching broken hinges and simple spine repairs.  Each attendee will receive a supply kit and a list of supplies to take back to the library.

Please note: The registration fees for this workshop include a $60 charge for the repair supply kit provided to each participant.


Advanced Book Repair and Structure
May 23rd, 2019 from 9:30am-3:30pm at OhioNET
Presenter: Dr. Miriam Kahn

Attendees will participate in decision-making and product evaluation for rare, brittle, and fragile books, apply stabilizing preservation decisions, and evaluate rehousing and boxing options. Techniques will include pamphlet binding, multiple signature binding, paper repair with wheat starch paste  and Japanese paper, appropriate use of heat set tissue, and encapsulation techniques.

Please note: The kit fee for this session ($70) is reflected in the session pricing.