Half-Day Workshop

Being Resourceful: DIY Supports & Enclosures

Instructor: Erica SaladinoBook Repair and Conservation Technician, Brown University Libraries

Registration Deadline: Early Bird: October 15th | Advanced: November 9th

Description: Are you a Do-It-Yourselfer at home?  Want to bring some of that resourcefulness to your library or archive?  Learn from a preservation professional about some tricks of the trade. 


“Being Resourceful: DIY Supports & Enclosures” will discuss basic tools, tips and techniques on how to create many of the supports and enclosures needed in your repository and save your organization money on buying off the shelf items.   You’ll learn what tools you’ll need in order to create a variety of supports and enclosures and gain some tips on how to pull those together from non-traditional library sources.   Topics covered will include making custom wrappers and enclosures, sewing book cushions, covering bricks, measuring sticks, making weighted cubes & snake weights, sewing encapsulation and more.  You will also craft a simple enclosure that can be adapted to a range of sizes and materials.


The workshop will be taught by Erica H. Saladino, a bookbinder and conservation technician for the Brown University Libraries.  With a background in the bookarts that began at the Rhode Island School of Design, she currently works with both circulating collections and rare books performing book repair and creating custom housing for oddly-shaped objects. 


Participants are encouraged to bring their own bone folders and x-acto knives. Light refreshments will be provided.

Please Note: An additional materials fee of $25 will be payable to the instructor at the workshop.

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