Today I started a week of working in the preservation department with Craig. First he showed me how to use the Colibri machine to place books in protective plastic covers. After practicing it myself on several volumes, he took me to the closed stacks and had me do the same thing with marked books. I worked for a couple of hours there and completed a great deal of work, but there’s still more to do. Craig then showed me the first stages of how to manually repair the spines of weathered books, mainly creating a new spine and accompanying cloth cover.