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Subject: Call for speakers--ALCTS/PARS Book and Paper Interest Group

Call for speakers--ALCTS/PARS Book and Paper Interest Group

From: Beth Doyle <b.doyle<-a>
Date: Friday, April 25, 2014
Call for Presenters
"2014: A (Library) Space Oddity"
PARS Book and Paper Interest Group
ALA Annual Meeting
Las Vegas, Nevada
Sunday, June 29, 2014
1pm

Everyone's collections contain weird and wacky items that don't fit
neatly onto a shelf or into a standard workflow. These may be things
that are very large or extremely tiny, artist's books or altered
books, ephemera, medical instruments, etc. These oddities pose
challenges to preservation staff. How do you make the oddball,
not-square item safely fit on the shelf? How do you repair things
too large to fit in the press? What do you do with a book that is
only 1-inch tall? And what about that issue of collage that contains
a full-sized chocolate bar in a piece by Joseph Beuys?

Beth Doyle and Dawn Aveline, co-chairs of the Book and Paper
Interest Group are seeking speakers to participate in an exciting
series of fast-paced presentations focused around the theme of
Curiosities and Oddities in the collections. Join us to share your
story of housing, repairs, or otherwise making unusual items
accessible in some manner.

The presentations will be formatted in the style of "Ignite" talks,
whose motto is "Enlighten us, but make it quick!"

    <URL:http://igniteshow.com>

 Ignite presentations consist of 20 slides that advance
automatically after 15 seconds each, for a total speaking time of 5
minutes per presenter. This format encourages fun, engaging and
energetic sessions. Presentations will be followed by Q&A.

To propose a five-minute talk, please contact Dawn and Beth (emails
below). We need several presenters to make this exciting, so don't
be shy. Show us your weird things and tell us your tips to preserve
them!

    Beth Doyle
    Leona B. Carpenter
    Senior Conservator and Head, Conservation Services Department
    Perkins Library
    Duke University
    b.doyle<-a t->duke< . >edu

    Dawn Aveline
    Preservation Officer
    UCLA Library
    avelined<-a t->library< . >ucla< . >edu


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