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Institute on library binding

From: Karen Muller <kmuller>
Date: Monday, November 16, 1998
The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services
(ALCTS) Preservation and Reformatting Section will sponsor a
regional institute titled "New Directions in Library Binding" to be
held in Los Angeles, March 11-12, 1999.  The registration deadline
is February 24, 1999.

This institute is designed to train library staff in the
administrative and operational functions of a library binding
program. Supervisors of serials, technical services, binding, and
preservation units will find the curriculum most useful.

Increasing numbers of librarians are beginning to recognize that the
careful, appropriate binding and rebinding of books and serials are
key elements in preserving their collections.  As the profession
faces the accelerating deterioration of acidic paper, the damaging
effects of photocopying, and the declining quality of many
publishers' bindings, it becomes clear that library bindings must be
not only strong, but also flexible. This institute will assess
binding methods available under the Library Binding Institute
Standard for Library Binding (8th ed.); provide information on the
new draft ANSI/NISO/LBI Standard for Library Binding; offer hands-on
instruction in choosing binding methods; outline criteria for
establishing library specifications for particular binding tasks;
describe simple repair techniques that can buttress your library
binding program, and outline options for volumes that cannot or
should not be bound; and offer recommendations for reorienting and
enhancing your library binding program

The institute includes eight plenary sessions, each with time for
questions and discussion.  Small group practica will train attendees
to make binding decisions and manage quality control operations.
The documentary film "Library Binding: A Shared Responsibility, A
Collaborative Effort" will be shown.  An optional tour of the
Kater-Crafts Bookbinders in nearby Pico Rivera on Saturday, March
13, 1999 will allow participants to observe some of the methods and
practices discussed in the institute and will help your staff
evaluate the work of binders.

The faculty includes: Sally Moyer (Library Binding Institute), Paul
Parisi (Acme Bookbinding Company), Fritz James (Library Binding
Service), Lynn Jones (University of California (Berkeley)), Wesley
Boomgaarden (Ohio State University), Carol Eyler (South St. Paul
(MN) Public Library), and Thomas Clareson (AMIGOS Bibliographic

Registration fees for the institute are $195 for ALCTS members, $245
for ALA members, and $280 for non-members.  The fee for the optional
bindery tour is $35, which must be paid at the time of registration.
For registration information contact Yvonne McLean at 800-545-2433,
ext. 5032 or e-mail ymclean [at] ala__org. An electronic brochure with
registration form is also available on the ALCTS web site,

ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association.

Karen Muller
Executive Director, LAMA/ALCTS
50 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611 USA
800-545-2433 x5031
Fax: 312-280-5033

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