MBK CONSULTING offers a variety of services –  Teaching, Book Binding, Research, and Reviewing and Writing  for libraries, archives, historical societies and individuals.


We offer lectures, webinars,  workshops, and individualized hands-on training for libraries, archives, historical societies and individuals upon request. Topics include book binding and repair, genealogy, local history, reference, government information, and preservation. We no longer teach courses and workshops for the iSchool at Kent State University (formerly the School of Library and Information Science). Nevertheless, you’ll find descriptions and links under the KSU Courses Tab.

All workshops are provided by Miriam Kahn, MLS, PhD of MBK Consulting.  Workshops are modified to meet the needs of attendees & the mission of the organization.  Need a different topic?  Ask about customized workshops.

Book Binding & Repair

As of May 2019, MBK CONSULTING no longer offers book binding and repair services and workshops for book lovers and collectors.


We provide a wide-variety of research services for our clients with an emphasis on historical and legal research, heir searching, land research, and genealogy. We routinely work with public records, land records, vital (birth, death, marriage, wills & estate) records, government documents, and historical materials of all types. How can we help you?

Reviewing & Writing

MBK Consulting offers book reviewing, writing, editing, copy editing, and proofreading services for individuals and organizations.

We regularly review books and audio books for several organizations. We’d be happy to review for you as well.

Our team of experts will help you edit your newsletter, article, or book.