Lindisfarne Gospels

Patricia Lovett to lecture on the Lindisfarne Gospels

March 8, 2011
5:30 pm
Barker Hall, Room 133
(Humanities Center)
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

Patricia Lovett, chair of CLAS (Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society) in London, is the author of Calligraphy, Illumination and Heraldry as well as other important books on the subject– and of course a highly accomplished calligrapher and designer.

Member News: Lori Foley

We congratulate our chapter secretary, Lori Foley, on her new position.  Good luck, Lori!

Lori Foley to Lead Emergency Programs at Heritage Preservation
Succeeds Jane Long after twenty years

Heritage Preservation has announced that Lori Foley, Director of Preservation Services at the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC), will become its Vice President for Emergency Programs.

Foley will succeed Jane Long, who is leaving Heritage Preservation after almost 20 years to become Preservation Program Officer at the National Archives and Records Administration.

Among her responsibilities, Foley will coordinate the activities of the Heritage Emergency National Task Force, a partnership of 41 national service organizations and federal agencies created to protect cultural heritage from the damaging effects of disasters.

She will also lead the national Alliance for Response project, which brings cultural heritage leaders and emergency responders together, as well as a tribal preparedness project in cooperation with the Department of the Interior.

   “Jane Long has provided extraordinary vision for Task Force efforts and developed innovative programs and publications that are serving the nation, and Lori Foley is her ideal successor,” said Larry Reger, president of Heritage Preservation. “Lori has demonstrated exceptional creativity and leadership in the work she has done at NEDCC, and we look forward to working with her at the national level.”

Foley currently manages NEDCC’s ongoing education and outreach activities in New England and beyond.  In recent years she has taken leadership roles in national and regional efforts regarding emergency preparedness and response for collecting institutions. She is a member of the Massachusetts Emergency Management Team; the co-chair of the Emergency Committee of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC); a member of the AIC Collections Emergency Response Team; and a member of the Alliance for Response National Advisory Committee. Ms. Foley was the project director for dPlan(tm), a free online template for creating customized disaster plans, and for the Coordinated Statewide Emergency Preparedness (COSTEP) program, a framework for model state partnerships.

Heritage Preservation is a national non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of the United States. By identifying risks, developing innovative programs, and providing broad public access to expert advice, Heritage Preservation assists museums, libraries, archives, historic preservation and other organizations, as well as individuals, in caring for our endangered heritage.

21st Century Letterpress Printing


a lecture by Steve Miller, professor and coordinator of the MFA in Book Arts Program, University of Alabama

Saturday, February 26, 2011
2 -3 pm
John Carter Brown Library, Brown University, Providence, RI
open to all

In January, the Master of Fine Arts Program in the Book Arts at the University of Alabama received the 2011 Institutional Award for Distinguished Achievement from the American Printing History Association.

This program is sponsored by the Watts Program in the History and Culture of the Book at the John Carter Brown Library, Brown University.

For more information, contact Lisa Long Feldman
lisa_long_feldman [at]

Bound for Glory

The Friends of Dartmouth College Library invite you to attend a special panel discussion in conjunction with the Guild of Book Workers Marking Time exhibition currently showcased in Baker-Berry Library through March 20, 2011.

Bound for Glory:
The Hand-Made Book as Aesthetic Object
and Conceptual Process

Panel participants:

  • Jeff Altepeter, Chair of the New England Chapter Guild of Book Workers
  • Richard Baker, Binder in private practice
  • Alex Halaz, Professor of English, teaching History of the Book
  • Stephanie Wolff, Conservation Technician at Dartmouth College

The panel will discuss personal insights in creating hand-made books and the role of book arts in the academic world.

Saturday, March 12, 2011
Treasure Room, Baker Library
Dartmouth College.  Hanover, NH

Reception and tour of the exhibit and conservation lab will follow the panel discussion.

This event is free and open to the public.
For more information please call (603)646-2236

Yale Preservation Lecture

And another invitation to pass along:

Please join us for the 3rd Preservation Lecture
March 17, 2011, Thursday, at 3:30 p.m.
Yale University
Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall
120 Wall St
New Haven, CT

But Storage is Cheap… Digital Preservation in the Age of Abundance
Abby Smith Rumsey

Ms Rumsey served as a member of the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access, as well as senior writer and editor of its final report.  In addition, she works with the Library of Congress’s National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP).

Please contact Roberta Pillette for more information– roberta.pillette [at]

Connecticut Book Festival

Another message to pass on to our New England members:

We are spreading the word about the first Connecticut Book Festival, scheduled for May 21-22, 2011, at the Greater Hartford Campus of the University of Connecticut. 

We are now seeking non-profit and for-profit exhibitors who will be welcome to bring promotional materials, catalogs, and displays. Please note that the sale of books will be restricted to the Festival’s bookseller, UConn Co-op, which will only sell books by Festival presenters.  We do look forward to vendors that can sell other book-related items (bookends, blank journals, bookmarks, etc.). Attached are copies of the exhbitors and advertisers order forms. Please let us know if you have any questions.

For more information about the Connecticut Book Festival, please see our web site at

            Thank you.

Connecticut Book Festival
786 South Main St.
Middletown, CT 06457

Maine Media Workshops and College

Passing along this announcement from our friends at Maine Media:

Maine Media Workshops, Rockport, Maine, announces a full schedule of Book Arts and Book Design workshops for 2011:
For complete course details and registration information, please visit the school’s website:
Adobe InDesign – From master pages and importing graphics to formatting text, learn the ins and outs of Adobe’s extensive design software.  April 17 – 23 & October 23 – 29, with Peter Koons

Blurb Bookmaking – Using Blurb’s new B3 program, gain greater control over color management workflow. Explore the world of online publication with Blurb. April 24 – 30, with Mat Thorne

Introduction to Book Arts – Gain a broad intro into book arts with handwritten words, bookbinding, printing techniques and traditional equipment. June 19 – 25, Jan Owen; September 11 – 17, with Jan Owen & Walter Tisdale

Introduction to Bookbinding – Experiment with the various materials, tools and techniques used in basic bookbinding structures. June 26 – July 2; September 18 – 24

Introduction to Letterpress Printing – Learn the basics, then design, set, and print a single and two-color letterpress project on rich-textured, 100% rag paper. July 3 – 9; September 25 – October 1

Book Arts & Technology – Blend Adobe Creative Suite with basic bookbinding techniques and create a handmade book that beats any expectation. July 10 – 16, with Tara Law

Introduction to Book Design with Blurb – The goal: create a photo book of distinction. The chances? 100% using Blurb and the expertise gained in this workshop. July 10 – 16, with Susan Hayre Thelwell

Photographic Portfolio Box Making – Preserve, protect, present! Create a clamshell box that not only preserves but also clearly enhances your body of work. July 24 – 30

Book Design – From historic to high-tech, learn the aspects of designing a beautiful book from a renowned expert in this extensive, fascinating, hands-on workshop. July 31 – August 6, with Bruce Kennett

Word & Image: Inkjet & Letterpress – Combine the finest methods for printing images and words to create striking and innovative visual statements. August 14 – 20, with Charles Altschul & Jean Miele 

Advanced Book Design with Blurb – Join ranks with those at the forefront of self-publishing. Blending Adobe InDesign with Blurb, design and create your magnum opus. August 28 – September 3, with Mat Thorne

Tools of the Trade – Expand your creative horizons; go beyond Photoshop and add Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, and Bridge to your book design toolkit. September 4 – 10, with Peter Koons

Creating WordPress Websites – Experience not required! Come to this class and learn to design and build a working website. September 18 – 24

Adobe Illustrator – If you are a communications professional, this is the call for you! Learn the attributes of Adobe Illustrator and produce in-demand graphics. October 16 – 22