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.
Rare Books and Manuscripts Section Contact Info

Lauren Carlton

Program Officer

American Library Association

Association of College & Research Libraries

lcarlton@ala.org

Roster

Melanie Griffin
(Chair, July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2025)
Anna Chen
(Vice-Chair, July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2025)
Dr. Joseph Gordon Daines, III
(Secretary, July 1, 2023, to June 3, 2025)
Ms. Sarah Horowitz
(Past-Chair, July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2025)
Heather G. Cole
(Member-at-Large, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Libby Hertenstein
(Member-at-Large, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Ms. Kellee E. Warren
(Member-at-Large, July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2027)
Megan R. Griffin
(Staff Liaison, July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2025)

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Resources

Composition

As of August 2023, RBMS had 1,553 members. The committee composition is determined by section leadership.

Origin

The Rare Books and Manuscripts Section was established in 1958.

Staff Liaison

Megan Griffin
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association
E-mail: mgriffin@ala.org

Get Involved

Volunteers will need to complete the volunteer form. Committee service that begins July 1. More information, including volunteer deadlines and requirements, can be found on the ACRL volunteer site.