Spring, 2007 Number 1 The Publication of the Deleware Valley Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers
I am excited about the opportunity to serve as Presidentof the Delaware Valley Chapter (DVC) of the Guildof Book Workers for the next two years. I was very impressed by the level of participation in our election. Approximately 50% of our members sent in both theirnominations and votes. So, I know that you are out thereand that you are interested in our chapter. This brings
me to my rst goal: I want to see more of you! I am
going to try to organize more events that will bring usall together. Recently, it was brought to my attentionthat the Guild of Book Workers is primarily a social
organization. I want to fulll the Guild’s mission of
“establishing and maintaining a feeling of kinship andmutual interest” among our members.
Meet the new DVC ofcers
Annual Meeting March 21 A special thanks to Denise CarboneCODEX Book FairSecondly, I want to see our tiny chapter grow. We are thesmallest chapter with 28 members currently. I believe atone time we had about 40 members. We will be putting
together a survey to nd out what people want from theChapter. I also plan to send our rst newsletter this year
to local GBW members who are not Chapter members as
an enticement to join. Our rst gathering – the AnnualMeeting – is in March. I am hoping to gather some your
opinions and ideas then. I look forward to seeing youand hearing your ideas and comments. Jennifer Woods Rosner
One last note as chair:
I would like to thank everyone who supported me in every way during my time as ChapterChair. I met inventive peopleand made great friends. Andbookbinders are a jolly bunch.I am excited for the chapter. Jennifer and her entourage arealready on their way.
And I’m not going anywhere.
New Chapter Ofcers from left to right: Jennifer Woods Rosner, President; Hedi Kyle, ProgramDirector; Alice Austin, Secretary/Treasurer; Sharon Hildebrand, Newsletter Editor
In This Issue:
D e l a w a r e V a l l e y C h a p t e r G u i l d o f B o o k W o r k e r s
c / o T h e M c L e a n C o n s e r v a t i o n D e p a r t m e n t
T h e L i b r a r y C o m p a n y o f P h i l a d
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1 3 1 4 L o c u s t
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Seminar in American Bookbinding History
Friday, March 9, 2007
9:00 AM – 4:30 PMMusic Room, Goodhart Hall, Bryn Mawr CollegeRegistration fee: $40; Student registration: $10. Registration fees include lunch.Deadline for registration: March 5, 2007.
The Bryn Mawr College Library is sponsoring a one-day seminar to stimulate research in the history of bookbinding in America by reporting on current studies, identifying gaps in our knowledge of
the eld, and proposing promising areas of research. The seminar will be moderated by Jim Green,
Librarian of The Library Company of Philadelphia, and will feature presentations by 10 scholarson aspects of the nineteenth-century American and Canadian bookbinding trades. Presentations will be followed by discussion and sharing of ideas among all attendees. This event is being
held in connection with the Library’s exhibition, Bound and Determined: Identifying AmericanBookbindings, on display from January 30 to June 3, 2007.For more information: www.brynmawr.edu/library/bindingseminar.shtm
A t t e n t i o n M e m b e r s : P l e a s e c o m p l e t e a n d r e t u r n t h e e n c l o s e d s u r v e y ! T h a n k y o u.
The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Yale
Arts of the Book Collection and the Whitney Humanties
Center invite you to participate in
At the Turn of the Centuries:
The Inuence of Early 20th Century Book Arts on Contemporary Artists’ Books
, a symposium to be held on April 13, 2007, on
the campus of Yale University.Registration is free, but required for planning purposes.Space for the afternoon breakout working groups is very limited, thus registration is mandatory for these sessions. The deadline for registration is Monday, April 2, 2007. For
more information visit:http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/centuries/index.ht