I traveled to Greenville on September 20th for a workshop the following day. As I traveled, I could see lots of flooded land and businesses. The flooding from Hurricane Florence made a huge impact in this area and affected this area strongly. Some workshop participants were unable to attend because of the impact of Florence and I feel for all the folks who suffered damage.


The book repair workshop was sponsored by the North Carolina Preservation Consortium (NCPC) and was held in the Joyner Library at East Carolina University on Friday, September 21, 2018. The attendees primarily came from eastern North Carolina: Elizabeth City, Snow Hill, Buies Creek, Greenville and Durham. The greatest thing about this workshop was the support from Larry Houston and his staff, Linnea Vegh, Conservation Technician and Tracey Hampton, Lab Manager. They assisted throughout the workshop as new repairs were introduced to the class. It was like there were two conservationists for every attendee and this helped the workshop move along smoothly.


We demonstrated simple repairs and then gave each person time to complete the repair that was introduced. The repairs we taught were: tipping-in a loose page, paperback repair, using heat-set tissue for paper tears and backing, tearing and using Japanese paper, and spine replacement. This was a very successful workshop. I extend a huge thank you to ECU Conservation.