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Workshop - Being Resourceful: DIY supports & enclosures

  • 2014-11-15
  • 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Providence Public Library, Barnard Room. Providence, RI.
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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 

Registration Deadline: Extended to Wednesday November 12th 

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. 


To register online, please log-in to your existing Member Profile (in the top right of this page), to insure access to the member rate. From there, you can register online securely using PayPal.

Don't have a Member Profile password yet?  Contact the NEA Membership Secretary to receive one.

If you want to renew online, but still need to pay by check, the system will generate an invoice that you can print out and mail to the attention of:
Juliana Kuipers
NEA Treasurer
Harvard University Archives
Pusey Library - Harvard Yard
Cambridge, MA 02138

Questions about registration? Contact Emily Tordo at

Cancellation Policy: NEA will issue a refund, less a $10 cancellation fee, for registrations cancelled up to 10 days prior to the workshop.  All refunds will be issued by check after the event.

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