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.

Roster

R. Arvid Nelsen (Chair, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015)
Ms. Cherry Williams (Vice-Chair, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015)
Fernando Peña (Past-Chairperson, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015)
Anne McDougal Bahde (Secretary, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Ms. Athena Nicole Jackson (Member-at-Large, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2015)
Shannon K. Supple (Member-at-Large, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2016)
Beth M. Whittaker (Member-at-Large, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2017)
Julia M. Gelfand (Board Liaison, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015)
Megan R. Griffin (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015)

Displaying active committee roster as of 11/23/2014. Last retrieved on 11/23/2014. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.

Composition

As of August 2014, RBMS had 1,585 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

Volunteer applications for ACRL appointments are accepted through February 15 for service the following term, which begins July 1. Visit http://www.ala.org/acrl/membership/volunteer/volunteer for more information and a link to the volunteer form.

Staff Liaison

Megan Griffin
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