Workshops Committee Programs Management Training Series Library Leadership Ohio
S/E/S(Safe/Economical/Simple)Book Repair
Thursday, March 10,
9:00:00 AM - 12:00:00 PM

Cuyahoga County Public Library
Administration Building

2111 Snow Road Parma, Ohio


$35 CAMLS Members
$40 Affiliate Members
$70 Non-members
Free for guests/speakers

Deadline: Thursday, March 03,
Limit: 25
Registered Now: 0
Contact Hours: 3

Fee includes materials only

Damage to library materials is one of the major obstacles to keeping collections in circulation. Many items with minimal damage can be safely, efficiently and cost-effectively repaired in-house. This hands-on workshop will examine two types of repair problems, present safe and simple methods of repair,offer an opportunity to practice these methods, and present resources and information on related projects in Northern Ohio.

Key Takeaways

  • Learn how to recognize two basic types of damage
  • Receive training in the use of tools and in the selection of materials required to perform these repairs
  • Set up and equip a basic workstation
  • Receive training in safe repair procedures
  • Practice these procedures under supervision
  • Learn about repair resources and preservation projects in Northern Ohio


  • Quick overview of damage to library materials
  • Types of damage to be addressed
  • Simple paper repair
  • Hinge Repair
  • Materials and tools
  • Demonstration
  • Practice session
  • Resources and local preservation projects
  • Review
  • Questions and Evaluation
Audience: Supervisors making repair decisions and staff members responsible for performing basic repairs
Ann Carroll Kearney is a book conservator based in Richfield, Ohio. She obtained a B.A. in English Literature from Rosemont College and a B.F.A. in Drawing from the Cleveland Institute of Art. Ms. Kearney was awarded a Fulbright Grant to study Book and Paper Conservation at Camberwell School of Art and Crafts in London, England. She served as Associate Conservator for Case Western Reserve University Libraries where she co-authored the Disaster Plan and developed staff training programs, before opening her private practice in 1988.

She is a member of the American Library Association, The American Institute for Conservation and the Ohio Preservation Council.

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