Tuesday, August 1, 2017

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST

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Suite 402
Orange Park, FL 32073

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Quick and Easy Book Repairs for Circulating Collections - NEFLIN (08/01/17) 

Many library books need a quick repair to get them back into circulation as soon as possible.  Students will learn easy and low cost book repair techniques.  The class will provide hands training in repairing torn pages, tightening book hinges, strengthening a torn spine and other skills.  Students will learn how to cover a paperback book, how to sew a pamphlet into a protective cover, and how to protect a dust jacket.

The class will not teach archival book repair, but we will discuss the different kinds of repair and when each technique is appropriate.  We will learn about supply sources and how to set up a book repair area.

Students will receive glue, tape, and other book repair materials to take back to their library.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Acquire the skill to repair common problems of damaged library books.
  • Understand the difference between a “quick fix” and an archival repair.
  • Understand the different qualities of book repair glues, tapes and other materials.

Target audience:  Public and school librarians, staff, and volunteers.  Anyone responsible for book processing and repair is welcome to attend.

Students should bring:

  • Regular scissors (6-8" blade)
  • Small scissors (2-3" blade)
  • Self-healing cutting mat (mats will be provided if you do not have one)
  • 2-3 hard cover books needing repair - other practice books will be provided

Trainer: Vicki Stanton, retired from the University of North Florida Library

Vicki Stanton worked at the University of North Florida for most of
her Library career, serving as Head of the Serials and Preservation
Department.  She developed the book repair program at UNF and wrote
the library's first Disaster Plan and Recovery document.  She enjoys
presenting book repair workshops tailored for library consortia or
special groups such as K-12 school media specialists. Recently
retired, she volunteers at an elementary school and participates with
school media groups in Duval County.

Cost: NEFLIN classes are free of charge for Florida library staff.  Registration is required for all classes and NEFLIN members get priority.