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NCPC Annual Conference

NCPC Annual Conference Nov. 13, 2017 I was anxious to attend the North Carolina Preservation Consortium conference this year for several reasons: seeing my colleagues and firming up teaching commitments, as well as wishing outgoing Executive Director, Robert James well. The conference was held at The McKimmon Conference and Training Center of NC State University.The... more

The Guild of Book Workers Standards of Excellence Seminar – Tacoma

View of Mount Rainer from Tacoma I attended the Guild of BookWorkers Annual meeting (which is called the Standards of Excellence Seminar) from October 25th-28th in Tacoma, WA. Artists book by Mare Blocker When I arrived, I visited the University of Puget Sound Collins Memorial Library, where I met with Librarian Hilary Robbeloth and Director... more

Three Workshops in Three Days

Trifecta. Over the course of three days, I taught book repair workshops in three North Carolina cities. On Tuesday, May 9th, I taught 12 participants at the Pack Library in Asheville, NC. On Wednesday, May 10th, I taught 15 participants at Wake County Public Library in Raleigh, NC. Finally, on Thursday, May 11th, I taught... more

Society of North Carolina Archivists Conference- Asheville

On Thursday, March 16, 2017, I had the good fortune to travel with colleagues Stephanie Bennett and Karen Feeney (WSFCPL) to Asheville for the SNCA Annual Conference. Karen was kind enough to drive us over to UNC-Asheville and back. The plenary speaker was Dr. Darin Waters, a professor at UNC-A, who spoke on the importance... more

Preservation Enclosures Workshop

I was fortunate to attend a workshop called: Enclosures for Preservation and Beyond at The North Bennett Street School in Boston, December 3-4. The first thing I discovered was that the school had moved three years ago, from the original location (on North Bennett Street) to a nearby location on North Street. This provided the... more

Caring for Rare Books

On Wednesday, December 2, I traveled to the High Point Museum for a webinar given by the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC). The webinar, Caring for Rare Books, was given by Todd Pattison, a book conservator at NEDCC, and covered the general care of rare books. Todd began by defining a rare book. A book... more

Clamshell Box-making Workshop

Imagine winding your way through the Virginia countryside filled with 19th century homes, old barns and fall leaves lining the roads. It is beautiful, but why is my GPS taking me out here? I checked the address and it was correct. It does take a few minutes to get there, but the Cat Tail Run... more

Special Collections Folio Project

An Introduction for Craig’s Folio Review by Tanya Zanish-Belcher, Director of Special Collections & Archives When I first arrived at ZSR, the first thing which caught my attention was the mismatch of storage space with our SCA collections, in particular the rare book collection. This collection, numbering over 50,000 volumes, is currently stored in five... more

Book Repair Workshop @ Charlotte Public Library

On Friday, December 12th, I traveled to Charlotte – Mecklenburg Public Library to teach a book repair workshop sponsored by the North Carolina Preservation Consortium. They came from Fayetteville, Gastonia, Charlotte, and Raleigh. The twelve attendees represented public, community college, university and school libraries. We also had library school students from UNC-G and UNC SILS.... more

2014 Archives-Records: Ensuring Access COSA-NAGARA-SAA Joint Meeting

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial I attended the joint SAA conference in Washington, DC last week. The weather was great and so was the conference. In the opening plenary, Miriam Nisbet and David Cuillier discussed the “State of Access.” Nisbet, Director of NARA’s Office of Government Information Services, has worked with the Freedom of Information... more