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Wednesday, October 16 • 9:00am - 9:50am
Libraries: Space To Activate History Firsthand

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Makerspaces are places to explore, create, and learn using a variety of materials and technologies. At UNC Greensboro Libraries Special Collections & University Archives (SCUA), we have created a makerspace offering patrons the opportunity to experience a 19th century technology - a circa 1860s iron hand press. Spring Garden Press, the imprint of our elegant 19th century iron hand press, has been revitalized for outreach to the UNCG community as well as to our local school district in Guilford County. The library’s Innovation and Program Enrichment (IPE) Grant provided funding to reinvigorate Spring Garden Press for recurring programming through staff training and the purchase of needed materials and equipment. These workshops provide the opportunity to promote unique holdings within SCUA, to integrate letterpress printing into various UNCG departments' curricula, and to educate patrons about printing history while providing demonstrations. This interactive, hands-on environment has become a wonderful outreach journey, working with our library supporters and our digital-native students to experience traditional letterpress printing, and opening up new possibilities for the exploration of their own ideas. Rather than an artifact gathering dust, we have now activated this artifact for outreach to our community both on campus and beyond.

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Suzanne Sawyer

Preservation Technician, UNC Greensboro Libraries
Suzanne Sawyer joined the staff of UNCG’s University Libraries as a Preservation Technician in 2017. Sawyer has five years of experience in book and paper conservation, including as a Conservation Technician at Emory University Libraries and Etherington Conservation Services. Sawyer... Read More →


Audrey Sage

Preservation Services Manager, UNC Greensboro Libraries

Wednesday October 16, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am EDT
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