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

Heather M. Smedberg (Chair, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022)
Melissa Hubbard (Vice-Chair, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022)
Mrs. Colleen W. Barrett (Secretary, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Ms. Petrina D. Jackson (Past-Chair, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022)
Anna Chen (Member-at-Large, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2024)
Ms. Diane H. Dias De Fazio (Member-at-Large, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2023)
Dr. Mary Mallery (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 20, 2022)
Veronica Reyes-Escudero (Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Ms. Lynne M. Thomas (Member-at-Large, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2022)
Yasmeen Shorish (Board Liaison, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022)
Lauren Carlton (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022)

Displaying active committee roster as of 09/25/2021. Last retrieved on 09/25/2021. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.

Composition

As of August 2020, RBMS had 1,617 members. The committee composition is determined by section leadership.

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
E-mail: mgriffin@ala.org