PDA Event: Book Repair for Circulating and General Collections

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 - 9:00am to 10:30am

Binding quality on books are inconsistent and with day-to-day handling and repeated circulation books can sustain significant damage.  Don’t replace these volumes, fix them.

Marianne S. Hanley will introduce participants to basic book repair for circulating or general collections.  Attendees will learn how to repair common types of damage, such as hinge repair, tipping in loose pages, page mending and spine repair. During the webinar, participants will be able to watch narrated action videos of the repairs with live step by step instructions.

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will:

  • be familiar with different aspects of book repair for circulating collections.
  • be familiar with book repair tools, supplies, and equipment.


Marianne S. Hanley is the Preservation Librarian for Syracuse University Libraries. She oversees the operations and manages the essential work of the Preservation Unit. She serves as Principal Investigator for the New York State Conservation/Preservation Grant on behalf of Syracuse University and is Co-Manager of the Disaster Recovery Operations and Emergency Preparedness Planning. Marianne enjoys serving as an instructor for local, regional, and national workshops and webinars on various topics.

Marianne holds a Bachelor of Arts from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY and a Master’s in Library and Information Science from Syracuse University.

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