Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Guild of Book Workers Year End Fundraiser

As the end of the year approaches please consider donating to the Guild of Book Workers as a part of your year end giving. This is a great opportunity to show your support for our organization and to make a difference in it's future. The goal for this fund drive is $15,000 by January 15th. All donors will be acknowledged in an upcoming newsletter and will be able to choose from a variety of thank you gifts. Please follow the link below for more information on how to contribute. 

Guild of Book Workers Year End Fundraiser

Thursday, October 27, 2016


Lang Ingalls, the newly elected GBW Newsletter Editor, has added a new column , Member News, as a way to recognize any GBW member who has won an award, published, lectured, or accomplished anything outstanding in their area of expertise.

If you, or anyone you know of in the Southeast Chapter wishing to have an accomplishment highlighted in the national newsletter, please send that information to The deadline for the December issue is only a few days away, Sunday, Oct. 30.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

“Adhesives for Book and Paper Conservation” with Cathleen A. Baker


The Southeast Chapter of the GBW is sponsoring this all-day workshop for book and paper conservators, focused on several water-based adhesives, including wheat-starch paste, and two cellulose ethers, methylcellulose and the not- yet-common sodium carboxymethylcellulose. A short introduction to the properties of these adhesives will be followed by slides, demonstrations, and hands-on activities including preparing these adhesives, making pre-coated papers for repairs and overall linings, treating cloth-lined varnished maps, removing old adhesives and guards, and surface cleaning.

This one day workshop is ideal for conservators and non-conservators alike--anyone who uses adhesives for whatever reason and at any level.

Cathleen A. Baker, FAIC, has been teaching adhesives (and other) workshops for more than 3 decades. She is an AIC-recognized teacher of book and paper conservation, and in 2010 she wrote the award-winning reference book, From the Hand to the Machine. Nineteenth-Century American Paper and Mediums: Technologies, Materials, and Conservation. She recently retired from the University of Michigan Library where she was Conservation Librarian. She is now concentrating on her successful publishing business, The Legacy Press (, which issues Books about the Printing, Paper, and Bookbinding Arts.

Charleston Library Society
164 King St.
Charleston, SC 29401

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

$100 – Members of GBW
$150 – Non-members
Minimum 10, maximum 16.
Registration deadline August 6, 2016

Follow this link for online registration

All questions regarding registration should be directed to Jim Stovall, SEGBW Events Chair

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Student Scholarship to Standards

The Southeast Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers is pleased to offer a student scholarship to the Standards of Excellence Seminar Sept. 15-17 in Charleston, SC! The scholarship will cover the $225 registration fee and is offered to any student currently enrolled in either an undergrad or graduate program who is a current member of the Southeast chapter. Please note that the winner must be able to cover their own travel and hotel expenses.

For more information or if you'd like to apply, please email us at southeastguild(at) with your name, school you are attending, and the email of one of your professors NO LATER THAN JUNE 3. One student will be selected by drawing a winner from all who apply. The winner will be notified by June 15.

Still deciding on whether or not to attend? See what members of the Guild of Book Workers have said about their experience at Standards: