Library workshops help preserve family history, create scrapbooks

Library workshops help preserve family history, create scrapbooks
October 17, 2007

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094

Are you interested in preserving your family history? Want to ensure that important documents like marriage licenses, photographs and other paper items are properly stored for reference and research by future generations? The Benedictine University Library’s “Friends of the Library” program is offering two, two-hour workshops on Saturday, November 17 that are designed to help families preserve their valuable documents and irreplaceable photographs. “Preserving Your Family History” from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. is designed to instruct students in the best methods for storage, housing, climate control and use of a family’s archival materials. The workshop will be conducted by Benn Joseph, special collections librarian at Benedictine, and Nathalie Wheaton, archivist at Rush University Medical Center Archives. “Scrapbooking 101” from 1:00-3:00 p.m., conducted by veteran scrapbooker and rubber-stamper Ellen Struck, is a workshop for beginners. A pair of scissors, a 12-inch ruler and your imagination are all that are required for this workshop, which will provide students with lots of ideas and some do’s and don’ts of scrapbooking. The cost of each session is $25, or $40 for both. Registration deadline is November 9. Visit www.ben.edu/library/news or call (630) 829-6050 for more information.


Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.