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 July 31, 2019)
Katelyn Borbely (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Amy F. Brown (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Brenna Bychowski (Member, July 1, 2017, to July 31, 2019)
Ms. Kalan Knudson Davis (Member, July 1, 2017, to July 31, 2019)
Alison Greenlee (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Elizabeth Hobart (Member, July 1, 2017, to July 31, 2019)
Linda Isaac (Member, July 1, 2017, to July 31, 2019)
Jason Kovari (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Deborah J. Leslie (Member, July 1, 2017, to July 31, 2019)
Michelle Mascaro (Member, July 1, 2017, to July 31, 2019)
Honor Moody (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Kate S. Moriarty (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Mrs. Iris O'Brien (Member, July 1, 2017, to July 31, 2019)
Brian Stearns (Member, July 1, 2017, to July 31, 2019)
Amy Tims (Member, July 1, 2017, to July 31, 2019)
Ryan Hildebrand (Ex-Officio Member, July 1, 2018, to July 31, 2019)

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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
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