Basic Book Repair Workshop

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Keep your collection looking healthy and in good circulating condition--join us for this one-day workshop demonstrating the basics of these money-saving techniques.  This session is designed for general, circulating collections in public and small academic libraries. The approach will be to teach methods for repairing books with less damaging techniques, as a building block toward “archival quality” or “preservation oriented” collection maintenance. Attendees will learn about the structure of a book, what books should be sent to the bindery and what books can be repaired at the library.

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. 


Registration closes on APRIL 3rd--secure your spot early! The book repair workshops are making their final appearance on our training calendar this year. Our long-time workshop leader, Dr. Miriam Kahn, is taking a break for the foreseable future. 


April 17th, 2019 9:30 AM   through   3:30 PM
1500 West Lane Ave
Columbus, OH 43221
United States

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Phone: 1-800-686-8975 x37
Event Fee(s)
OhioNET members $ 125.00
Non-Members $ 190.00
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Event Details
Presenter Name Dr. Miriam Kahn
Presenter Background

Miriam Kahn has been teaching on the topic of preservation techniques since 1992, including workshops and courses for the Kent State University School of Library.  She also regularly leads programs for practicing library professionals through OHIONET, the state's library consortia and many other library and genealogy groups.

Miriam earned her MLS, specializing in research and reference, from Queens College in New York and also holds both an MA (Hunter College-CUNY) and a Ph.D. (Kent State University) in history.


Series Name Preservation & Access
Who Should Attend Staff responsible for repairing general circulating collections where there is no formal preservation department or program.
CE Contact Hours 5

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