Preservation Workshop: Choosing and Constructing Protective Enclosures for Library Materials

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 8:30am to 3:30pm

The CARLI Preservation Committee is pleased to sponsor a hands-on preservation workshop at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. The workshop will include a presentation about protective enclosures, and two hands-on sessions to learn how to make book wrappers for thin books and boxes for thicker books.

Location & Directions:
The Presidential Library is located in downtown Springfield at the southeast corner of Sixth and Jefferson.

Street Address:
112 N. 6th St. Springfield, IL 62701

Map - you can use the link within Google maps to identify driving directions from your location.

Parking is available at the Museum parking garage (1.5 blocks north of the library building) and costs $1.50 per hour up to a maximum of $9.75 per day.

If you need an accommodation for parking that is closer to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, please send a message to CARLI Support at

08:30 - 09:00 AM Check-in and Coffee/Tea

09:00 - 10:15 AM

Protective Enclosures: How to choose them, How to choose
commercially made products

Presenter: Tonia Grafakos, Marie A. Quinlan Director of
Preservation, Northwestern University

10:15 - 10:30 AM Break

10:30 - 11:30 AM

Hands-on enclosure construction for thin books, part I

Presenter: Bonnie Parr, Conservator, Abraham
Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

11:30 - 12:30 PM Lunch (provided by CARLI)

12:30 - 01:15 PM

Hands-on enclosure construction for thin books, part II

01:15 - 03:00 PM

Hands-on enclosure construction for thicker books

Presenter: Susan Howell, Cataloging / Metadata Librarian &
Jason Blohm, Preservation Lab GA
Southern Illinois University Carbondale

03:00 - 03:30 PM Questions, Wrap-up

Registration is free and is available to those from CARLI member libraries. To register please click on the "Register" tab above. Registration will be first come and will initially be limited.

All registrants will be placed on the waitlist and will receive an email from CARLI when registration is changed from WAITLIST to REGISTERED.

March 12 – March 26: registration is limited to 1 person per CARLI member library.

March 27 – April 10: registration is limited to 2 people per CARLI member library.

April 11 – April 23: if space remains, CARLI will open registration to any members on the waitlist.

Registration extended until May 3, 2019.

If you have any questions about this program, please