Exhibit Tips and Tricks

Written by: Bexx Caswell-Olson

Primary Source: Wallace Conservation Lab, January 12, 2016


Exhibit Tips & Tricks + Dos and Don’ts

Bexx’s Exhibit Tips and Tricks for Library Materials

Recently, I’ve posted a few tips tips for exhibit library materials:

Tip #1 – Support the Neck

Tip #2 – Support the Plate

Tip #3 – Support the Textblock

These tips (and more) were part of a recent talk I did for staff at the MSU Libraries.  Although some of the info (such as where to find supplies) is specific to our institution, most of it can be applied anywhere.  Slides from my PowerPoint are available online at the above link.  Please feel free to share with anyone who might find it useful!

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Bexx Caswell-Olson
Before migrating to Michigan and beginning work at the MSU Libraries Wallace Conservation Lab, Bexx Caswell-Olson was employed as a bookbinder and book conservator in private practice in Iowa City, IA. Prior to running her own business, Bexx spent nearly a decade living in the Boston area where she worked in a variety of libraries and conservation labs, including those at Harvard and MIT. She is Vice President of the Guild of Book Workers, a national organization for those working in bookbinding, book conservation, and the book arts. Bexx holds a Certificate in Bookbinding from the North Bennet Street School and a Master’s of Library Science from Simmons College. In addition to her passion for bookbinding, Bexx also has an affinity for typography, bibliomysteries, seed bead weaving, and vegan baking.