Collections Care Workshop

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Monday, April 10, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

The CARLI Preservation Committee is pleased to sponsor a Collections Care Workshop at Milner Library at Illinois State University.

The instructor for the day will be Jennifer Hunt Johnson, Conservation and Preservation Specialist at Illinois State University. Through lecture, demonstration, and hands-on activities, participants will learn considerations for and basic treatment of circulating print collections.  This workshop will not involve treatments for rare or special collections materials.

CARLI will provide box lunches (sandwich, side, cookie) and a drink for lunch.

The intended audience is staff and librarians from member libraries.  No previous experience with preservation/conservation treatments is required.

A humidification chamber will be set-up prior to class, and demonstrated  
09:00 - 09:30 Registration and Coffee

09:30 - 10:30


Basic definitions

Considerations for treatment

10:30 - 10:45 Break/Set up for Demonstrations

10:45 - 12:30

Demonstrations and Hands-on Activities

  • Dry cleaning
  • Removing staples, paper clips, etc.
  • Discuss/demo heat-set and pressure sensitive tapes
12:30 - 01:30


01:30 - 02:45

Demonstrations and Hands-on Activities

  • Discuss/demo paste versus glue, when and how to use
  • Tip-ins and hinge-ins
  • Tighten hinges
02:45 - 03:00 Break

03:00 - 04:30

Demonstrations and Hands-on Activities

  • Continue with adhesives
  • Demo pamphlet stitch for repair or use with sewn pamphlet binders

04:30 - 05:00


  • Additional questions, review concepts, discussion between participants
  • Finish any hands-on projects
  • Check on humidified objects

Location & Directions:
Milner Library – 6th Floor – Northwest Instructional Space
Illinois State University
201 North School St.
Normal, IL 61790

Campus Map - Milner Library is number 52 on the map.
Library Floor Maps

Driving Directions to Campus

Parking: The Bone Student Center pay lot located next to Milner Library has ample parking.  The parking rate is $1.00 per hour, paid when you leave the lot.

Arriving by Train or Bus
The Amtrak Uptown Station is a 10 minute walk (a ½ mile) from Milner Library. It is a 3 minute walk if you take the Connect Transit bus, Green A for $1.00 each way. 

Registration: To register, please click the "Register" Tab above. Due to space limitations, only one person per CARLI member institution will be allowed to register – on a first come, first register basis. All registrants will be placed on a waitlist as the registration system does not filter by institution.  You will be notified via email if you are registered or if you remain on the waitlist due to space considerations.

If space remains after March 13th, registration will be open to all interested CARLI members. Registration will close on March 24th.

If you have any questions, please email CARLI at .