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Subject: Workshop on book repair

Workshop on book repair

From: Kristen St. John <kstjohn<-at->
Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Introduction to Circulating Collections Book Repair Workshop
Huntington Library, May 7-8, 2009

This two day workshop will introduce participants to basic book
repair for circulating or general collections.

Thursday, day one:  Book nomenclature and common types of damage,
hinge tightening, hinge repair, page replacement, and tipping-in
loose pages. Friday, day two: Introduction to adhesives, page
mending, hinging-in loose pages, book repair selection and decision
making, and how to set up a repair station. All participants will
receive a set of tools necessary to complete the treatments covered
in the workshop.

Who should attend: Library, archives, and other repository staff who
have responsibility for the preservation of circulating collections.
Particularly appropriate for staff from institutions looking to set
up a basic book repair station for their facility.

This program will be held in the Conservation Lab of the Huntington
Library. Driving directions and other logistics information can be
found on the Huntington website under visitor info:


Limited enrollment: Workshop is limited to the first 15 registrants

Registration is $150.00.

To register for this workshop, please reserve a spot by either
emailing or calling Linda Mehr (contact info below) and send a check
by mail. Checks must be received by Friday May 1, 2009 to confirm
your place in the workshop.

    Linda Harris Mehr
    Margaret Herrick Library Director
    Fairbanks Center for Motion Picture Study
    333 S. La Cienega Blvd.
    Beverly Hills, CA  90211


    Holly Moore is the Rare Books and Bound Manuscripts Conservator
    for the Huntington Library. She has a private practice in the
    Los Angeles area providing conservation services to

    Kristen St.John is the Collections Conservator for the UCLA
    Library. She has led several workshops for LAPNet and other
    organizations in the care and repair of library and archival

LAPNet was established in January 1987 to meet the preservation
needs of librarians, conservators, archivists and records managers
in Los Angeles City and County. It is managed by a Steering
Committee drawn from libraries and other record repositories. LAPNet
aims to serve as a forum of information exchange and foster the
development of preservation and cooperative programs among all the
libraries in the area, irrespective of their type or size.  Check
our web site for more information:


Kristen St.John
Collections Conservator
UCLA Library Conservation Center
Box 957230, 11000 Kinross Ave. #126
Los Angeles CA 90095-7230
Fax: 310-794-5303

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