Rare Books and Manuscripts Section

Charge

Exercises leadership in the local, national, and international special collections communities to represent and promote concerns related to rare books, manuscripts, and other special collections.
 
The official RBMS committee rosters are listed below, and the RBMS website is available here.

Roster

Ms. Petrina D. Jackson (Chair, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021)
Veronica Reyes - Escudero (Chair, July 1, 2019, to July 31, 2020)
Ms. Petrina D. Jackson (Vice-Chair, July 1, 2019, to July 31, 2020)
Heather M. Smedberg (Vice-Chair, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021)
Veronica Reyes - Escudero (Past-Chair, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021)
Shannon K. Supple (Past-Chair, July 1, 2019, to July 31, 2020)
William M. Hansen (Secretary, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Elizabeth Call (Member-at-Large, July 1, 2017, to July 31, 2020)
Ms. Diane H. Dias De Fazio (Member-at-Large, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2023)
Ms. Sarah Horowitz (Member-at-Large, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2021)
Ms. Lynne M. Thomas (Member-at-Large, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2022)
Kelly Gordon Jacobsma (Board Liaison, July 1, 2019, to July 31, 2020)
Megan R. Griffin (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2019, to July 31, 2020)
Megan R. Griffin (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/03/2020. Last retrieved on 07/03/2020. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.

Composition

As of August 2019, RBMS had 1,707 members. The committee composition is determined by section leadership.

RBMS Committees

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Origin

The Rare Books and Manuscripts Section was established in 1958.

Get Involved

Volunteers will need to complete the volunteer form by February 15 for committee service that begins July 1. More information, including volunteer requirements, can be found on the ACRL volunteer site.

Staff Liaison

Megan Griffin
Senior Program Officer
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-2788

Work: 312-280-2514
E-mail: mgriffin@ala.org