CCCC6- Room Change!

Hi All,

The location for our Conservation and Collections Care Camp 6 Workshop on November 8th has changed:

The workshop will now be held in the new Special Collections teaching space on the 6th floor of Hatcher Graduate Library South. 

Students should enter at the South entrance, which is essentially the back of the building (NOT the entrance off the Diag) and take the elevator to the 6th floor. Special Collections is located through the glass doors located on the left, once exiting the elevator lobby. If you take a wrong turn and need to get in touch, please call Special Collections at 734-764-0400.

Hatcher Graduate Library Location Information

 

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CCCC6 Workshop is full!

Thanks to all those who signed up! Looking forward to seeing you all next Wednesday, Nov. 8th.

If you wanted to sign up but didn’t get a chance to, feel free to still send me your information (cormich@umich.edu). I’ll hang on to it and in the case of someone dropping out or if a second session is offered I can start filling spots from that wait list.

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Last Chance- still 4 spots left for CCCC6 on Nov. 8th!

Hello All!

We still have 4 spots left for the Conservation and Collections Care Camp Workshop on November 8th at the University of Michigan, Hatcher Graduate Library, Rm. 806 (8th floor), 9 am – 5 pm. The registration deadline has passed, but if you’d still like to go please shoot me an email to sign up (Corinne Robertson at cormich@umich.edu.) – we’d love to fill these last 4 spots!

Information on the workshop is below:

Marieka Kaye (Conservation Librarian / Conservator, University of Michigan) and Bexx Caswell-Olson (Special Collections Conservator, Michigan State University) will be leading this one day workshop for us on proper exhibition methods for small-scale display of library materials. 

In the morning there will be a lecture on preservation issues related to exhibiting library materials. The lecture will be followed by a tour around the galleries at U-M to discuss exhibition issues.

The afternoon will bring us the hands-on portion of the workshop, building basic book cradles and display stands from board. There will be a discussion and demonstration of proper frames and framing methods, and a discussion of commercially available exhibition mounts.

Refreshments will be provided in the morning. Lunch can be purchased locally, within walking distance of the library.

Hope to see you there!

Parking & directions

Instructor Biographies:

Marieka Kaye

Marieka has been the Conservation Librarian/Conservator for the U-M Library since 2013, after serving as a book and paper conservator for 8 years at the Huntington Library in San Marino, CA. She received a Master’s and Certificate of Advanced Study in Art Conservation from Buffalo State College and a Master’s of Library and Information Science from San Jose State University. Marieka began to work in the field of library conservation as a Preservation Assistant at Brandeis University in 1998. She went on to work as Library Preservation Assistant at the Brooklyn Museum of Art and Conservation Assistant for Exhibitions and Loans at the New-York Historical Society. She also completed advanced internships at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s book lab, New York City Municipal Archives, Syracuse University, Etherington Conservation Services, and the University of California Los Angeles.

 

Bexx Caswell-Olson

Bexx Caswell-Olson is the Special Collection Conservator at Michigan State University.  She has previously worked in the conservation labs at Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute for Technology, and Iowa State University.  She has also worked in private practice. Bexx holds a Certificate in Bookbinding from the North Bennet Street School and a Master’s of Library Science from Simmons College.   She is President of the Guild of Book Workers, a national organization dedicated “to all the book arts”.  In addition to her passion for bookbinding and conservation, Bexx also has an affinity for bibliomysteries, seed bead weaving, gardening, and vegan baking.

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CCCC6 on Wednesday Nov. 8, 2017: A workshop!

It’s that time again! Conservation and Collections Care Camp is back for round 6, and Marieka Kaye (Conservation Librarian / Conservator, University of Michigan) and Bexx Caswell-Olson (Special Collections Conservator, Michigan State University) will be leading a one day workshop for us on proper exhibition methods for small-scale display of library materials. The workshop will be held at the University of Michigan, Hatcher Graduate Library, Rm. 806 (8th floor), 9 am – 5 pm.

In the morning there will be a lecture on preservation issues related to exhibiting library materials. The lecture will be followed by a tour around the galleries at U-M to discuss exhibition issues.

The afternoon will bring us the hands-on portion of the workshop, building basic book cradles and display stands from board. There will be a discussion and demonstration of proper frames and framing methods, and a discussion of commercially available exhibition mounts.

This workshop is limited to 15 participants, on a first come first serve basis. Please send registrations and any questions to Corinne Robertson at cormich@umich.edu. The registration deadline is October 1, 2017. There is the possibility of holding a second workshop if we have enough interest.

Refreshments will be provided in the morning. Lunch can be purchased locally, within walking distance of the library.

Hope to see you there!

Parking & directions

Instructor Biographies:

Marieka Kaye

Marieka has been the Conservation Librarian/Conservator for the U-M Library since 2013, after serving as a book and paper conservator for 8 years at the Huntington Library in San Marino, CA. She received a Master’s and Certificate of Advanced Study in Art Conservation from Buffalo State College and a Master’s of Library and Information Science from San Jose State University. Marieka began to work in the field of library conservation as a Preservation Assistant at Brandeis University in 1998. She went on to work as Library Preservation Assistant at the Brooklyn Museum of Art and Conservation Assistant for Exhibitions and Loans at the New-York Historical Society. She also completed advanced internships at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s book lab, New York City Municipal Archives, Syracuse University, Etherington Conservation Services, and the University of California Los Angeles.

 

Bexx Caswell-Olson

Bexx Caswell-Olson is the Special Collection Conservator at Michigan State University.  She has previously worked in the conservation labs at Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute for Technology, and Iowa State University.  She has also worked in private practice. Bexx holds a Certificate in Bookbinding from the North Bennet Street School and a Master’s of Library Science from Simmons College.   She is President of the Guild of Book Workers, a national organization dedicated “to all the book arts”.  In addition to her passion for bookbinding and conservation, Bexx also has an affinity for bibliomysteries, seed bead weaving, gardening, and vegan baking.

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CCC5 on Nov. 2 at Spring Arbor University: another great meeting & informative presentations!

It was so nice to see everyone again at the beautiful Spring Arbor campus for our 5th Conservation and Collections Care Camp. As always, there was valuable information shared and useful connections made. Below are the presentations from the meeting- looking forward to next time!

Corinne Robertson (Conservator, Bentley Library, U of M)- WW1 Photo Presentation and Dianna Samuelson  (Sr. Conservator, Bentley Library, U of M)- Emergency Presentation (combined)

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Bexx Caswell-Olson (MSU Special Collections Conservator)- You want me to treat WHAT?!

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Geoffrey Reynolds (Archivist & Director of  Joint  Archives of Holland) spoke about preserving audiotape cassettes and reel to reel through digitization using vintage players, Ion brand digital record player and digitizer, and modern software like SoundForge and Audacity. He also touched on preserving photographs and paper for flattening by using the trash can humidity chamber technique, and about vendors that digitized their college publications (Kent Records in Grand Rapids, MI) and films (Pierpont Productions in Harbor Springs, MI) for use on our Digital Commons at Hope College site and our college YouTube channel.

 

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CCC5 (Nov. 2nd) Meeting Information

Our next Conservation and Collections Care meeting is almost here! Below you will find the agenda, a Spring Arbor campus map, and parking/food information. Hope to see you there!

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9:30    AM  :    Arrival and Continental  Breakfast

10:00  AM  :   Welcome  to CCC5   – Spring Arbor University Library Director Robbie Bolton

10:10  AM  :   Speakers’ Set Up

10:15  AM  :   Morning Session of Speakers :

Dianna Samuelson  (Sr. Conservator, Bentley Library, U of M)

Corinne Robertson (Conservator, Bentley Library, U of M)

Bexx Caswell-Olson (MSU Special Collections Conservator)

Geoffrey Reynolds (Archivist & Director of  Joint  Archives of Holland)

Lightning Session for everyone to give updates on interesting conservation projects.

11:30   AM :  Lunch

12:30   PM  :  Reconvene for  “Help, I’m Outside my Comfort Zone”  Discussion

1:30     PM  :  Move to the White Library for Facility Tour

1:45     PM  :  Tour and Closing Comments

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Parking Directions

Campus Security is recommending that campers park behind the Spring Arbor Free Methodist Church – 120 E Main St, Spring Arbor, MI 49283.  See the map to find the parking lot off Cottage St.

After parking, follow the sidewalk west until you reach the entrance to the Student Life Center (Building #33) as indicated on the attached map.   When you enter the Center, there will be a small stairway to the right (as well as a handicap ramp).  At the top of the stairway, take a sharp left at the bookstore and proceed to the end of the Hallway.  The Ralph Carey Forum is on the right-hand side at the end of the Hallway.

If you need to be dropped off at the Student Life Center (#33) there is a semi-circular drive that goes right up to the building  (see #18 on the map). If you need handicap parking please contact Susan Panak at Susan.Panak@arbor.edu or 517-750-6434, for additional information.

 

Food Information

 Morning food offerings will be from our local Biggby Coffee.  Breakfast items (bagels/muffins/coffee) is scheduled for 9:30.

 Lunch will be at the Student Dining Commons with a varied menu. The actuall menu offerings will be available for viewing Monday Oct. 31.  at:  http://www.dineoncampus.com/sau/show.cfm?cmd=menus2&currDate=10/26/16&commonsID=1182

The Dining Commons does accommodate many dietary requirements.

If someone needs a contact person the day of the event, they can call Susan Panak at 517-914-0063 or Wendy Clark at 517-937-5627.

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CCC5 Announced! Wednesday Nov. 2, 2016

 

Fall 2016   Conservation and Collections Care Camp Announced!

 

The organizers of the fifth Conservation and Collections Care Camp are pleased to announce that the next meeting set is for Wednesday, November 2, 2016.  It will be held at Spring Arbor University, Ralph Carey Forum in the Student Life Center.  The meeting will be held 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  The event is free, however registration is required.  Lunch will be provided and there is no cost for parking.

 

The theme of this camp is Outside the Comfort Zone, where we encourage presenters to explore conservation issues that are outside their “normal.”  Whether it is paper-based archivist who finds nitrate film hidden in a collection or a small-shop that must deal with multiple kinds of historical material after a flood, this camp strives to touch all the bases, in order to help you get back inside your comfort zone.

 

The agenda will consist of informal presentations and discussions by attendees and presenters who can share their situations and solutions.  To register and let us know if you would like to speak or hear about something specific please email:  Whitney Miller  (millerwh@msu.edu).

Registration deadline is October 21, 2016.

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