Come one come all to the 54th Annual Rare Books and Manuscripts Section Preconference:
O Rare! Performance in Special Collections.
June 23 - June 26, 2013 at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center
Join your colleagues for ten panel talks, ten discussion sessions, three plenaries, nine seminars, six unconference sessions, three RBMS workshops and ten posters, not to mention the Book Seller’s Showcase, a Book Arts Fair, and Tech Petting zoo. The preconference also offers many wonderful tour and reception opportunities.
Applications and nominations are invited for the position of editor of Rare Books & Manuscripts (RBM), the biannual research journal covering issues pertaining to special collections libraries and cultural heritage institutions of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). The editor is appointed for a three-year term, which may be renewed for two additional three year terms. Membership in ALA and ACRL is required at the time of appointment.
The winners of the 2013 RBMS election for Section officers are:
Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect (three-year term) - R. Arvid Nelsen
Secretary (two-year term) - Anne Bahde
Member-at-Large (three-year term) - Shannon K. Supple
We're pleased to report that voter turnout increased significantly this year, from 297 in 2012 to 375 in 2013. Thanks to all who voted in the election, and thanks to all the candidates who agreed to run for office!
Today’s guest post is from Jason Kovari and Athena Jackson!
Seven, yes seven, marvelous opportunities for you, attendees, to drive the discussion at one of our themed-based unconferences. Never heard of one? Here's a little background on these participant-driven discussion fests: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unconference. Unconferences are highly participatory sessions proposed and built on the spot by those who show up; be one of the active collaborators!
The Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) has selected four winners and one honorable mention for the 2013 Katharine Kyes Leab and Daniel J. Leab American Book Prices Current Exhibition Awards.
Blogging RBMS: “It’s Showtime, Folks!”: The Evolving Nature of Research and Public Engagement With Performing Arts Collections
Today’s guest post is from Athena Jackson, Special Collections Librarian, University of Miami who will be hosting a talk on public engagement at the 54th Annual RBMS Preconference.
To read more, please click here.
Blogging RBMS: Weaving History and Wonder in Media Archaeology Through Recreated Historical Spectacle
Shannon Supple is the Head of Reader Services at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library and is today’s guest blogger:
Two of my favorite things, made better when they coalesce, are history and wonder. One of this year’s three RBMS preconference plenaries features Erkki Huhtamo, Professor of Design + Media Arts at UCLA as well as a media archaeologist, author, exhibition curator, and cultural historian....
To read more, click here.
Rare Frontier brings us our inaugural blog.
To me, a conference is a sort of socially constructed text in the sense of textus for tissue and woven. The event itself becomes a space for discourse that responds to the concepts, ideas, and concerns in libraries and we weave together a conference by asking a question and seeing how our colleagues and friends answer that question....
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The RBMS Scholarship Committee has made some updates and added new material to their website. Click here to learn about Preconference Scholarships, donating to the RBMS Scholarship Fund, and much more.
Scholarship applicants, please note:
All scholarship applications must be received by midnight PST on March 22, 2013.
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University
Beyond the Text: Literary Archives in the 21st Century
April 26–27, 2013
Register here: http://beinekebeyondtext-eorg.eventbrite.com