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  • Everingham, Karen
    REMINDER! Registration is open for Special Collections on a Shoestring This workshop will give guidance on both curatorial and preservation matters for
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 25, 2008


      Registration is open for “Special Collections on a Shoestring”


      This workshop will give guidance on both curatorial and preservation matters for special collections. Special collections and rare book curators, archivists, and librarians and staff for whom the care of small special collections fall within their job duties are encouraged to attend.


      The CARLI Preservation Working Group is pleased to announce this free workshop for those that manage special collections at CARLI member institutions. The trainers for this workshop will be Jennifer Hain Teper, Conservation Librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Lynne M. Thomas, Curator, Rare Books and Special Collections at Northern Illinois University .


      The workshop will be held twice, once in DeKalb and once in Bloomington .  This workshop is not hands-on.  The information covered in each workshop will be the same.  In addition, space at the workshops is limited.  Registration is limited to one person per institution until one week prior to the closing of registration.


      Topics that will be covered include:

        • Curatorial Decisions

        • What Kind of Preservation Decisions Need to be Made

        • Ideal World v. Reality

        • When is it OK to Declare a Book “Dead”

        • Low & No Cost Steps to Preserve Your Special Collections

        • Basics for Purchasing Archival Supplies

        • Simple In-House Treatments for Special Collections Materials

          o Humidification and Flattening

          o Encapsulation

          o Red Rot Consolidation

          o Book Jackets

          o Stabilization (non-invasive)


      Locations, Dates, Deadline for Registering:

      • Tuesday, March 11, at Northern Illinois University , DeKalb (registration closes March 3)

      • Wednesday, March 19, at Illinois Wesleyan University , Bloomington (registration closes March 10)


      For more information or to register for this event, please visit:



      Please direct any questions about the workshop to support@...  


      Karen E. Everingham
      Executive Director
      Illinois Association of Museums
      1 Old State Capitol Plaza
      Springfield, IL 62701
      Fax: 217/558-1512


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