Workshop Announcement: Special Collections Book Preservation

tuxedo box 3NCPC is partnering with the Society of North Carolina Archivists (SNCA) for a pre-conference workshop at UNCW’s Randall Library! As a complement to NCPC’s regular book repair workshops, this session will focus on caring for books in special collections. Larry Houston (pictured below), Preservation Librarian at East Carolina University’s Joyner Library, will lead instruction. Join in to learn new skills in creating supportive and protective enclosures for rare books and more.

Workshop Announcement: Intermediate Cemetery Preservation


Courtesy, National Center for Preservation Technology and Training

Celebrate All Saints Day this year by learning how to preserve cemeteries in this two-day workshop. Jason Church is coming back to North Carolina to provide instruction on more intensive gravestone restoration methods, including cleaning and re-setting. The course will also cover broader preservation concepts such as planning and documentation.

Spaces are limited, so sign up as soon as possible!


Register Now for the 2018 Conference!

Preserving Community Heritage

November 16, 2018
Registration and Continental breakfast 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Program 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (lunch provided)
McKimmon Center
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC

NCPC’s 2018 annual conference will focus on collaborative initiatives that seek to preserve community history and material culture. Sessions will showcase projects throughout North Carolina and address the importance of effective outreach and building partnerships with individuals and community organizations to help them share their own stories. The conference will inspire participants with innovative techniques and tools for documenting and preserving local history resources and raise issues concerning the balance between community-building and collection-building.

Sessions Include:

  • All in the Community: Toward De-Centering Institutional Preservation Goals to Engage with External Partners
  • Preserving Community History Through Outreach Activities
  • The Creation of An African-American Album: A Library’s First Step in Documenting a City’s Black History
  • Home Movie Day: The Great Equalizer
  • Archivist in a Backpack Project
  • Adaptive Reuse as a Catalyst for Community History and Archiving: UNC Community Histories Workshop and the Rocky Mount Mills Initiative

Where? N.C. State University’s McKimmon Center, 1101 Gorman St., Raleigh, NC 27606

When? Registration and refreshments begin at 8 a.m.; Content begins at 9 a.m. and extends through 4 p.m.

Registration: Register and pay online here. To register and pay by mail, download and print Registration Form 2018 Conf. Complete the form and mail it and the check in to the listed NCPC address.

For more about registration rates, policies, and scholarship availability, please visit the conference page.