#Preservation

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Preserving Muscle Memory During Quarantine

How does one, who primarily performs hand work in their job, keep their fingers nimble during a quarantine? For me it was taking a series of 10 book making workshops. The workshops were taught remotely through the Book Arts Program at the Marriott Library at the University of Utah. The university has had a Book... more

North Carolina Preservation Consortium Conference

On Friday, November 15th, I traveled to the McKimmon Center at N.C. State University for a presentation and conference. the conference theme was When the Unthinkable Happens! Disaster Preparedness for Cultural Heritage Organizations. There was a vast array of presenters from all kinds of institutions covering many types of disasters: -State Historic Sites -Lyrasis -N.C.... more

Craig at The Guild of Book Workers Standards of Excellence Seminar – Philadelphia

Philadelphia is a wonderful city known for its urban murals, art museums and great universities. Philadelphia was also a great site for the 2019 Guild of Book Workers Standards of Excellence Seminar. I was able to visit the Kislak Conservation Center, which is part of Special Collections & Archives at the Van Pelt Library at... more

Preservation Annual Report FY 2018-2019

As Preservation Librarian, my work in the Preservation Lab and as part of Special Collections & Archives, covers a wide variety of work. I thought I would share my statistics as an annual report, which details my work in ZSR Library for FY 2018-2019. 763 Book Repairs (General Collections) 28 Book Repairs (Special Collections) 593... more

Preservation Students Lab Training- Sydney Comstock

I thought it would be good to have my students write about their training experiences in Preservation. Each student receives a variety of training experiences in Preservation, and each one brings a unique set of skills as well. I have asked each of my Student Assistants to write about their training. These students do great... more

Preservation Students: Training and Experiences in the Lab

I thought it would be good to have my students write about their training experiences in Preservation. Each student receives a variety of training experiences in Preservation, and each one brings a unique set of skills as well. I have asked each of my Student Assistants to write about their training. These students do great... more

Guild of Book Workers Standards of Excellence- Minneapolis

Each year, the Guild of Book Workers has a conference called Standards of Excellence in a different host city. The conference is referred to simply as “Standards” and was held in Minneapolis this year amid cool fall weather. One of the distinctive features of Standards is there are four speakers over two days who demonstrate... more

Book Repair Workshop at East Carolina University

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... more

The Writing/Publishing Process: One Perspective

I recently co-published an article in the Guild of Book Workers (GBW) Newsletter and I thought I’d share about the research and writing process. The article was a Q&A that evolved from previous interviews I wrote for the Newsletter. I decided to interview one or two Preservation Librarians, who were doing similar work to mine... more

December Book Repair Workshops

I recently taught two book repair workshops in Hickory on December 4th and in Chapel Hill on December 11th. Both workshops were sponsored by the NC State Library, part of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. On Monday, December 4th, I taught book repair to 12 participants at the Patrick Beaver Public... more