Of course, paper conservators don’t wear gloves as the gloves tend to cause damages because we lose a certain amount of feeling in our fingertips that we need while performing treatments. Frequent hand washing is a must though.
I do have a question for the experts though. What about an anthropodermic biblogpegy book? Can it be handled just like any other leather book? Or is it just a personal consideration for people with religious or other reasons not to want to touch a book bound in human skin?