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Book Protection & Repair Workshop
Wednesday, May 01, 2024, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT
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Prevention First book Protection/Repair Workshop
Facilitated by Kary Barth of Book Kare with Kary
Wednesday, May 1 | 9:00 a.m. - Noon
Holiday Inn Stevens Point Convention Center, Stevens Point, Wi
$55 for WLA Members/$75 for Nonmembers
Limited to 25 participants. Must have 25 registered participants by April 15 to hold the workshop.

This event is now full.  Please call 608-245-3640 to be placed on a cancellation list. 

This 3-hour workshop is designed to demonstrate quick and easy techniques for extending shelf life on general circulating materials. Prevention is the key, but we will address specific, common repairs: re-inserting loose pages, broken spines, torn header caps, ripped and torn pages. This event is sponsored by the WLA Technical Services Section (TSS) and Support Staff & Circulation Service Section (SSCS).  
Each participant is asked to bring:
  • One paperback book, preferably new or new-like to demonstrate covering techniques;
  • A hardbound book with a book jacket to demonstrate application of book jacket covers;
  • A stapled book or magazine;
  • One hardbound book that needs repair and a "naked" hardbound book, i.e., a hardbound book that does NOT have a book jacket; and
  • A hardbound book with a book jacket.
Each participant will be provided with a sample pack of materials.