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How to Rescue a Wet Book: Two-Minute Tutorial Video

Watch this short (2-minute) video primer on how to save a waterlogged book.

No fancy or expensive tools needed, just 4 simple things will get the job done:

  • paper towels
  • a fan
  • a couple of boards
  • something heavy, like bricks (because not all of us have a book press)

There's a bonus tip, in case you don't have time to repair a waterlogged book as soon as it comes to you.

Try Work Like A Patron Day on Oct. 12th

ImagePut yourself in the shoes of one of your library's customers by observing Work Like a Patron Day on October 12, 2011.  Proposed by Brian Herzog (the "Swiss Army Librarian"), he says "The point of Work Like A Patron day is to remind librarians that libraries are for patrons, and it's important to gauge the result of our efforts from their point of view.


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