Monthly Archive: February 2017


2017 RBMS Conference: The Stories We Tell

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2017 RBMS Conference taking place this June in Iowa City, IA. Scholarships are also available, with an application deadline of March 31. The Stories We Tell focuses on storytelling as practice and metaphor in the mission and daily work of special collections. From writing traditional scholarly monographs to encoding digital humanities landscapes, from building deep and inclusive collections to designing new curricula, the ability to craft a compelling narrative is at the heart of cultural heritage work. Donors honor us with the stories of their lives and passions....


WLIC 2017 Call for Papers

The IFLA Rare Books and Special Collections Section invites proposals for papers for an open 2-hour session and a special all-day session co-sponsored by the Indigenous Matters Section at the 83rd IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Wrocław, Poland, 19-25 August 2017. Themes: “Out of the Stacks: Special Collections In Society” What happens when special collections are taken out of their library home, either virtually or physically, and used by the library or by others beyond the traditional ways in which libraries have interpreted these collections for audiences who come into their buildings. Today’s exhibitions may be accompanied by a programme...

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