ALIA Rare Books and Special Collections is a forum for library and information professionals who are responsible for, and interested in, rare books and special collections. The group provides an opportunity for discussion and the exchange of information on rare books as well as other special collections including ephemera, manuscripts, maps and pictorial materials. Our focus is on the collection, description, preservation, interpretation, promotion and use of these materials.
|Convenor:||Maggie Patton (State Library of New South Wales)||@MaggiePatts|
|Events/ALIA Liaison:||Diana Richards (ALIA)||@dianarichards24|
|Secretary/Social Media:||Dr Rachel Franks (State Library of New South Wales)||@cfwriter|
London Rare Books School -Senate House, University of London, 18 June – 6 July 2018
A series of five-day, intensive courses on a variety of book-related subjects. Fees are £650 (standard) | £520 (student) with additional discounts for multi-week bookings. A limited number of bursaries are available. Most courses can be taken for credit toward a postgraduate certificate or diploma in book history or toward the Institute’s MA/MRes in the History of the Book.
Further information and advice on applications is available here: https://www.ies.sas.ac.uk/study-training/study-weeks/london-rare-books-school
Melbourne Rare Book Week/Melbourne Rare Book Fair - Melbourne, 29 June - 8 July 2018
The Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc (BSANZ) Annual Conference 2018 – Marginalia: Bibliography at the Margins University of Queensland 29-30 November 2018. Conference details and the Call for Papers can be found here.
Upcoming ALIA RBSC events will be listed here.
Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (UK) Rare Books and Special Collections Group
American Library Association (US) Rare Books and Manuscripts Section
International Federation of Library Associations (Intl) Rare Books and Special Collections Section