RBMS Collection Development Discussion Group


To provide an open forum for the discussion of collection development issues of relevance to rare book and special collections libraries; to encourage the presentation of seminars and the preparation of publications about collection development.


Julie Grob
(Co-Convenor, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Henry Handley
(Co-Convenor, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)

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The committee composition is determined by section leadership.

Staff Liaison

Lauren Carlton

Program Officer

Association of College & Research Libraries

American Library Association

E-mail: lcarlton@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.