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Subject: Workshop on collections care

Workshop on collections care

From: Alicia Riley <ariley>
Date: Thursday, October 30, 2003
Basic Collections Care
Arlington County Department of Libraries
Arlington, VA
Thursday, December 11, 2003
9 am - 4 pm

    Public library and school media center circulating collections
    are subjected to a lot of wear and tear.  Most libraries perform
    some minor repair on their damaged materials.  Despite staff
    members' good intentions, some materials and procedures used can
    shorten the useful life of the book, make it hard to open, and
    cause more problems later.

    This one-day workshop will teach staff how to minimize damage to
    collections by learning proper use, handling and storage of
    collections. Also covered are simple, economical and
    preservation-quality repairs on materials for public libraries.
    The session emphasizes techniques that are most often needed in
    public libraries, do not require expensive equipment and
    supplies, and can be performed successfully by clerical or
    student support staff after a short training period.

    The workshop will *not* cover techniques for the repair of
    research collections or materials that are special, rare, or

    Cost is $115 SOLINET members ($105 early bird, $135 late
    registration), $155 Non-members ($145 early bird, $175 late
    registration). Any institution in Virginia qualifies for the
    member rate.

For more information or to register, contact

    Vanessa Richardson
    vanessa_richardson [at] solinet__net

or visit <URL:> for full descriptions and
online registration.

These workshops are funded in part by a grant from the National
Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Preservation and Access.

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