ACRL/RBMS Bibliographic Standards Committee

Charge

To serve as the ALA representative of rare book, manuscript and other special collections librarians and curators in all matters involving standards for providing intellectual access to and bibliographic description of those collections; to provide a centralized forum for discussion of issues relating to special collections technical processing, such as description cataloging and provision of intellectual access; to propose and/or develop necessary tools to support these activities; to develop ALA positions on, and provide a continuing review of bibliographic standards for, special collections; to serve as the formal liaison between the special collections community and appropriate units within ALA as well as organizations outside ALA, such as bibliographical networks, for the establishment of standards whereby the unique requirements of special collections may be addressed and to disseminate information pertinent to librarians and others responsible for providing intellectual access to special collections.

Roster

Francis Lapka (Chair, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Brenna Bychowski (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Ms. Ellen R. Cordes (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Ms. Kalan Knudson Davis (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Elizabeth Hobart (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Linda Isaac (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Jason Kovari (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Deborah J. Leslie (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Michelle Mascaro (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Kate S. Moriarty (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Mrs. Iris O'Brien (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Brian Stearns (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Amy Tims (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Amy F. Brown (Ex-Officio Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)

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Composition

The committee composition is determined by section leadership.

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
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