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Event Name:Hands - On Book Repair For Circulating Collections
Description:This workshop is designed to help librarians and library media specialists make simple repairs to their general, circulating collections. It is specifically designed for use in schools, and small public and small academic libraries. The workshop teaches methods for repairing books with techniques that are building blocks toward “archival quality” or “preservation oriented” collection maintenance.
Attendees will learn about the structure of a book, what books can be
repaired at the library, boxed, or replaced.
Techniques taught:
  • Repairing torn pages
  • Tip-in loose pages
  • Reattaching text blocks
  • Spine Replacement
  • Simple Pamphlet binding – if time permits
Be sure to bring:  2 discards

Presenter:  Miriam B. Kahn, founder of MBK Consulting, provides education and consulting for libraries, archives, corporations, and cultural institutions, and individuals on topics ranging from genealogy and local history to bookbinding and preservation. Since 1989, she has been working in the field of preservation, teaching book repair and bookbinding to library staff, students, and individuals. Miriam is an active genealogy and local history researcher working with maps, materials, and records in cultural institutions and, of course, uses online materials. She is a popular presenter and teacher, offering courses at Kent State University’s Graduate School for Library and Information Science and throughout the Midwest. She holds an MLS from Queens College, CUNY and a PhD in History from Kent State University.

Event Date:10-31-17
Event Time:09:30 AM - 03:30 PM Eastern
Location:Cuyahoga Falls Public Library
2015 3rd St
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

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Contact Person:Melissa Lattanzi
(phone: 330-655-0531)
Details:Who should attend: Anyone responsible or interested in book repair

Competency:  Processing

GEO Cost:      $160
Bronze Cost:  $120
Silver Cost:    $ 80
Gold Cost:     FREE

There is an additional $15 surcharge for facility use and amenities and a $60 charge for a book repair kit .
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Thanks to a grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), awarded by the State Library of Ohio.
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