IFLA Rare Books and Special Collections Section events at WLIC 2017

The Rare Books and Special Collections Section invites you to join our programme of events during the Congress.

Full details of each session are posted on the Congress website but this post gives a short summary.

Get involved!

Some of the IFLA Rare Books and Special Collections Standing Committee at WLIC 2016, Columbus, Ohio

If you are interested in the Rare Books and Special Collections section, and in the issues involved in working with rare books and special collections of any kind, please come and speak to us at the Congress. You are invited to attend our off-site day on the Monday and our on-site programme session and the sessions we have been involved with, to attend either or both of our Section Business Meetings, and to talk to members of the RBSC Standing Committee during the Congress.

From a congress session jointly organised by the IFLA RBSC Standing Committee at WLIC 2016, Columbus, Ohio

From a congress session organised by the IFLA RBSC Standing Committee at Helsinki, 2012

If you would like to become more involved with the work of the Section: we extend to anyone who is interested in becoming active in our section’s activities or in becoming a corresponding member a warm invitation to attend our Section Business Meetings and speak to us informally about what is involved. Several of our members will be standing down from the Standing Committee in 2017 and we will be looking to fill vacancies. The nomination procedure will open in late 2016.

The RBSC co-organises and sponsors conferences and seminars outside the WLIC. Please do take the opportunity during the Congress to discuss any such events, or the hosting of future satellite or mid-term Section meetings, with us.

If you can’t join us in Columbus and are interested in any of these topics, please get in touch – contact our Section Officers Chair Helen Vincent; Secretary Krister Östlund; Information Officer Daryl Green or any other committee member.

**UPDATE: Keep track of the section’s activities and social events: https://www.facebook.com/groups/iflarbscs/events/ 

83rd IFLA World Library and Information Congress

Business meetings

(agendas for both meetings can be seen here)

Saturday 19 August

12:30-14:30 Session 036 SC I – Rare Books and Special Collections
Business Meetings, Conference Room C

Wednesday 23 August

13:30 – 16:00 Session 204 SC II – Rare Books and Special Collections, Business Meetings, Conference Room C

Congress sessions

Monday 21 August 08:30 – 17:00 Off-site 2

Session 088 Collections and Books [A]cross Borders – Rare Books and Special Collections jointly with Indigenous Matters (pre-register at https://iflarbscs.konfeo.com)

Venue:  Wroclaw University Library (Biblioteka Uniwersytecka we Wrocławiu)
Address:  ul. F. Joliot-Curie 12, 50-383 Wrocław, Poland
For map showing venue and transport information see http://iflarbscs.hypotheses.org/441

Tuesday 22 August 16:00-18;00, on site: Imperiall Hall

Session 170 Libraries: A Call to Action / Best Practices in Moving Collections from the View of Preservation and Conservation – Preservation and Conservation with Rare Books and Special Collections

Thursday 24 August 10:45-12:45, on-site: Auditorium Hall (with simultaneous interpretation)

10:45 – 12:45 Session 231 Out of the Stacks: Special Collections in Society – Rare Books and Special Collections


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