RBMS Building Collections Workshop

RBMS Regional Workshop

Building Collections: Acquiring Materials and Working with the Antiquarian Book Trade

Thursday, April 12, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Butler Library, Room 523
Columbia University
535 West 114th St.
New York, NY 10027

The workshop is primarily intended for librarians working at all types of institutions and with all levels of budgets who are responsible for acquisition and collection development of special collections materials.  The session will also be of interest to individual collectors and dealers. The purpose is to provide attendees with practical information which can be utilized for building collections and developing beneficial relationships with members of the antiquarian book trade.  Although the emphasis will be on printed materials, manuscripts and archives will also be discussed. The workshop will include the context and history of special collections, collection development, and institutional interaction with the trade, particularly in the United States.  Practical matters will include materials on the market, auctions, online sources, comparing prices, purchasing collections, deaccessioning, and provenance issues. Please review workshop schedule and reading list in advance.

E.C. Schroeder, Director, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University
Daniel J. Slive, Head of Special Collections, Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University

Registration for this event is currently closed. The registration deadline was Friday, March 23, 2012 and is limited to 30 participants. The workshop may be cancelled in the case of insufficient registration. ACRL cannot be responsible for any cancellation/change charges assessed to registrants by airlines, travel agencies, or hotel/housing organizations.

ACRL member - $189
Nonmember - $239

Contact Jane Gillis, Yale University Library, Jane.gillis@yale.edu or 203-432-2633