Morris, Elizabeth

Beth Morris

Assistant Librarian for Reference & Archives
Yale Center for British Art

YUL Committees Membership: 

Areas of Scholarship:

Preservation; Conservation; History of the Book; Special Collections; Art Museum Librarianship

Instruction on Preservation of Paper-Based Collections; Bookbinding; Object-Based


Training in Book and Paper Preservation, Conservation and Collections Care

  • Leather Rebacking with James Reid-Cunningham, North Bennet Street School, July 2018
  • Using the Kwikprint Press with Gisella Novak, Creative Arts Workshop, July 8, 2018
  • Emergency Response and Disaster Planning Workshop, Addison Gallery of American Art, MA, March 20-22, 2018
  • Late 18th Century French Bindings with Jeff Peachey, Georgia Archives, November 2017
  • Adhesives in Conservation: Bridging the Gap Between Industry and Conservators, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, September 22, 2017
  • Leather Conservation with James Reid-Cunningham, North Bennet Street School, July 2017
  • Introduction to Blind and Gold Tooling on Leather with Samuel Feinstein, North Bennet Street School, July 2017
  • Paper and Book Intensive Annual Working Sabbatical, Spring 2017
    • Durable Paper Bindings with Henry Hebert
    • Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese Water-based Woodblock Printing with Katie Baldwin
    • Considering Book Mechanics with Olivia Primanis
  • Cloth Case Bindings: Their History and Repair with Jeff Peachey, Georgia Archives, October 2016
  • Paper and Book Intensive. Annual Working Sabbatical, Spring 2016
    • Let’s Get Small: Miniature Bookbindings with James Reid-Cunningham
    • 4 Days, 4 Tools with Bob Walp
    • Two Semi-limp Parchment Binding Styles with Anne Hillam
  • General Chemistry I, Gateway Community College, Spring 2016
  • Paper and Book Intensive. Annual Working Sabbatical, Spring 2015
    • Variations in Case Binding with Chris McAfee
    • A Sheetathon! with Steve Miller; Field
    • Sketch Books: A Rollicking Romp Through the Making of Books On-The-Go with Martha Kearsley
  • Paper and Book Intensive, Annual Working Sabbatical, Spring 2014
    • Paper and Place with Ann Marie Kennedy
    • Printing in Relief with Ryan O’Malley
    • Pennsylvania German/Anabaptist Bindings in America before 1880 with Chela Metzger and Erin Hammeke
  • Fundamentals of Preservation, ALA-ALCTS Online Course, Spring 2014
    • Certificate Awarded
  • Library Book Repairs: Recase, Creative Arts Workshop Fall Course with Susan Klein, 2013
  • Book Sewings By Hand, Two-Day Workshop with Richard Horton, 2013
  • Bookbinding I, Creative Arts Workshop Spring Course with Paulette Rosen, 2013
  • Clamshell Boxes, Creative Arts Workshop Winter Course with Paulette Rosen, 2013
  • Basic Paper Repair, Northeast Document Conservation Center Course with Donia Conn, 2012
  • DIY Books and Boxes, Cooper Union Summer Course with Susan Mills, 2012
  • Protective Boxes, Slipcases…and More, ARLIS/NA Conference Workshop, 2012
  • Preservation, UNC-SILS Coursework with Beth Doyle, 2009
  • Digital Preservation, UNC-SILS Coursework with Carolyn Hank, 2009
  • Prague, Czech Republic- Libraries and Librarianship in the Czech Republic, summer seminar with UNC-SILS (Summer 2009)


American Alliance of Museums
American Library Association
Art Libraries Society of North America
Art Libraries Society of North America- New York Metropolitan Chapter
Association of College & Research Libraries
Guild of Book Workers