GBW Standards of Excellence 2015

A six hour drive brought me to this year's Guild of Book Workers Standards of Excellence, in Cleveland, Ohio. Because I was attending in the temporary capacity of Chapter Chair for the Midwest this year, I arrived Wednesday in time for our evening meetings. Just before we got down to business though, I had enough time to peak at the goodies in the vendor room, then left before I fainted from excitement. During the meetings, it was wonderful to witness, and participate in, the Chapters' collaborative problem solving through shared issues. The Guild proves to be a huge resource time…

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Standards of Excellence in Boston

The Guild of Book Workers Standards of Excellence this year was held in Boston, Massachusetts at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers. We were conveniently located in the middle of Boston so there was a lot to see and eat. Needless to say it was easy to fill any spare minutes outside of the presentations and the vendor room. However, I will leave out our culinary tour of Boston's great seafood stops and focus on the book related content of the weekend. As we had driven from Bloomington (by way of Niagara Falls and Amherst) we made our way…

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Standards of Excellence, 2010

This year, the Guild’s Standards of Excellence were held in sunny Tucson, Arizona.  I landed Thursday afternoon, and after getting settled, cruised through the vendor rooms to peek at the weekend’s prospects. In the evening, we had a reception at the University of Arizona’s Special Collections library.  There, we were able to see a great selection of their collection.  We were also treated to a reception where everyone had a chance to catch up with one another. Friday began the first day of demonstrations and I was eager to get started.  My first session was with Martha Little who spoke…

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Heading to Standards

Today, I head to Tucson, Arizona for the Guild of Book Workers Standards of Excellence. It will be a great weekend. There, members of the Guild get to reconnect and catch up in between wonderful demonstrations...not to mention the vendor room filled with great binding equipment and supplies. Next week Ill post some photos of the weekend...stay tuned.

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