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Preserving Scrapbooks

Tuesday, 5/1/2014
Cost: Free

Scrapbooks can be challenging to preserve since they often contain a diversity of materials.

In this webinar, participants will learn:

  • the common problems associated with long-term preservation of scrapbooks
  • how to identify problem materials in older scrapbooks and what to do about them
  • how to identify the most stable materials and bindings for creating new scrapbooks

ALCTS thanks Gaylord for sponsoring this webinar to celebrate Preservation Week.

Who Should Attend

Anyone with an interest in preserving scrapbooks or creating new scrapbooks that are more easily preserved.


Melissa Tedone is the Conservator at Iowa State University Library. She began her career in 1998 as a conservation technician and received an MSIS and Certificate of Advanced Study in Conservation of Library and Archival Materials from UT Austin in 2009. She has worked in the conservation labs of the Beinecke Library, the Lewis Walpole Library, and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She is currently a member of the American Institute for Conservation’s Sustainability Committee.

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