Craig Fansler

Craig Fansler
Craig Fansler (he/him)
Preservation Librarian

Craig Fansler is the Preservation Librarian at ZSR Library of Wake Forest University. He holds an MLIS from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a Master of Science in Management from Troy University and a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from East Carolina University. He has restored books and built protective enclosures for archival materials for 29 years. He is currently involved professionally with the Guild of Book Workers and the North Carolina Preservation Consortium. Craig regularly teaches book repair workshops across North Carolina for the North Carolina State Library (North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources).


  • Fansler, Craig. (2022). Home Lab. Guild of Book Workers JournalThe, 51, 48-54. #
  • Fansler, Craig. (2020). Book Repair Workshops in North Carolina: This is How We Do It. Strategic Library, (80, November 2020), 4. #
  • Fansler, Craig. (2020). Fansler, Craig. (2020). Book Repair Workshops in North Carolina: This is How We Do it. North Carolina Libraries, 78(n. 1), p. 17-20. #
  • Fansler, Craig, McLelland, Courtenay, & Britton, Tracey. (2018). Featured Interview: Preservation Librarianship. Guild of Book Workers Newsletter, (237), 12-13.
  • Fansler, Craig. (2017). An Interview with Bill Hanscom, Weissman Conservation Center, Harvard University. Guild of Book Workers Newsletter, August, 2017. Guild of Bookworkers, Aug. 2017(233), 15-16. #

Book Reviews

  • Fansler, Craig. (2022). Review of Exhibits and Displays: A Practical Guide for Librarians. Technical Services Quarterly, 39:2, 2022, 204-205. #
  • Fansler, Craig. (2016). Review of In-House Bookbinding and Repair. Technical Services Quarterly, 33(3).


  • Fansler, Craig. (2017, March). Irish Ink: Printing and Visualizing the Dolmen Press Collection. Society of North Carolina Archivists Annual Meeting, Boone, NC. #
  • Fansler, Craig. (2015, March). Preserving Forsyth's Past. "Removing Barriers: Outreach & Diversity in Action", Greenville, NC. #
  • Fansler, Craig. (2014, April). The Dolmen Press: One Collection, Many Uses. Connect, Create, and Celebrate: Archives in the 21st Century., Raleigh, NC.
  • Fansler, Craig, & Petersen, Rebecca. (2013, October). Clarence Herbert New: A Man of Extremes. Prepared in Mind and Resources: Collaboration, Relevance, and the Re-Imagined Archives, Furman University, Greenville, SC.
  • Fansler, Craig, & Petersen, Rebecca. (2013, August). Clarence Herbert New: A Man of Extremes. Archives 2013, New Orleans, LA.

Committees & Offices Held

  • Society of North Carolina Archivists Board, Member at Large. (March 21, 2012 - March 21, 2013).
  • Society of American Archivists Preservation Section Steering Committee, Member. (February 2011 - August 2015).
  • Society of North Carolina Archivists Archives Week Committee, Member. (January 1, 2011 - Present).
  • North Carolina Preservation Consortium, President, Vice President, Board Member. (January 1, 2003 - January 1, 2021).