The Rare Book and Special Collections Section Presents:
Competency Guidelines for
Rare Books and Special
In late 2020, the Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC) section published “Competencies for Special Collections Professionals.” This IFLA standard outlines the competencies that were developed as a guide for all library professionals who work with special collections materials, both analog and digital. These guidelines provide direction and focus for special collections professionals to facilitate their own career development, as well as to manage their special collections in line with their institutional policies and user needs. On 8 March 2022 at 2:00 CET, the Rare Book and Special Collections Section (RBSC) will sponsor a public webinar based on this recently published standard.
This one-hour virtual event will include a brief overview of the Competencies standard including its history, purpose and intended use. A review and commentary session led by invited IFLA section leaders will be followed by an open moderated discussion. This event is free and open to the public. Please register HERE to reserve your virtual seat!
About RBSC: The Rare Books and Special Collections Section provides a forum for discussion and exchange of information on matters of particular concern to rare book, manuscript, and special collections librarians, including the collection, preservation, description, and use of such materials, in all types of libraries worldwide.