Conferences

 

RBMS held its first preconference (now conference) in 1959, and since 1961 has held an annual conference in conjunction with the ALA annual conference. In September 2014, the RBMS Preconference was renamed the RBMS Conference. The Conference Development Committee proposed this name change in recognition of the substantive difference between the half-day or day-long preconferences offered by other groups at the ALA Annual Meeting and the two-and-a-half full days of programs offered by RBMS, complemented by tours, workshops, receptions, the booksellers showcase, and other opportunities.

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  • Alvis, Allie; Porter, Dot; Ayling, Tom (2023-06-30)
    Books are more than the sum of their parts, with physicality being an important aspect of understanding and experiencing them. Video content can help bridge the gap between a relatively static digital experience and an ...
  • Reyes-Escudero, Verónica; Onyemeh, LaQuanda T.; Thacker, Juanita; Clifton, Nadia (2023-06-30)
  • Schliep, Sara; Weinberg, Abbie; Wahl, Emily; Johnson, Taylor (2023-06-30)
    Librarians from the Folger Shakespeare Library discuss their multi-year, collaborative transcription project that aims to make John Ward’s diaries, written in the mid 17th century, accessible to a broad audience. They will ...
  • Chim, Melissa; Gardner, Dr. Julia; Neely, Eisha; Dill, Diana; Withers, Clare; Watman, Nitzan; Robinson, Erin; Moros, Emma (2023-06-29)
    TALK ONE: Melissa Chim. "The Many Hats of a Special Collections Librarian: What to Expect." TALK TWO: Eisha Neely and Dr. Julia Gardner. "Doing Less with Less." TALK THREE: Clare Withers and Diana Dill. "How Ya Doing? A ...
  • Watson, Bri; Theisen, Colleen; Modrow, Sebastian; Hubbard, Melissa; Shetler, Brian (2023-06-29)
    Special collections are incredibly diverse in their aims, impacts, and institutional structure. However, they are united by being poorly served terms of the policies, platforms, practices and metadata developed by and for ...
  • Leaman, Kristin; Harmeyer, Adriana; Shetler, Brian (2023-06-29)
    This seminar will explore the outcomes of a recent collaboration to embed Archival and Primary Source Literacy into a Fall 2022 Freshman Composition course at Purdue University. Adriana Harmeyer, Archivist for University ...
  • Savinetskaya, Irina; Meneses, Derek Christian Quezada; Hicks, Courtney (2023-06-29)
    PAPER ONE: Irina Savinetskaya. "Broadening Perspectives on the Middle Ages by Applying a Reparative Framework to Special Collections." Archives and special collections enact power through collecting, exhibiting and ...
  • Connick, Abigail; Mascaro, Michelle; Bridger, Alison; MacDonald, Jennifer (2023-06-29)
    Documenting local cataloging practices is essential to retain consistency throughout the catalog. Creating and maintaining this documentation can too easily become an afterthought, which is frustrating and troublesome to ...
  • Clifton, Nadia; Kader, Emily; Greenwell-McAnsh, Arai; Wolfson, Michelle; Bullard, Kelly; Perry, Donte; Boyce, Zachary; Guerrero, Jose (2023-06-29)
    This panel highlights UNC’s Primary Sources Teaching Fellowship and features the perspectives of its fellows. The Fellowship offers funding and pedagogical training while building networks of support for new professionals ...
  • Hatch, Landyn; Call, Elizabeth; Bassney, Katharine; Decker, Juilee; Feldman, Nicole (2023-06-28)
    This virtual seminar will include a panel discussion regarding the 2022-2023 outreach initiatives developed for the B. Thomas Golisano collection in the RIT Archives that are similarly replicable at other university ...
  • Pine, Candace; Johnson, Jacqueline; Sutton, Jazma (2023-06-28)
    The presenters will discuss the collections of two African American women: Dr. Carolyn Jefferson Jenkins and Jennie Elder Suel, and how we plan to use their collections to promote equity, diversity and inclusion in our ...
  • Ciaellela, Erica; Cancro, Polly; Franklin, Renee (2023-06-28)
    With the increasing attention to DEAI in the cultural heritage sector, “diversity” fellowships have become a popular approach to diversifying the field. But do they really work? Or are they temporary fixes for deeper issues ...
  • Armendariz, Anastasia; Warner, Lia; Opryszko, Anna; Kramer, Ruth; Carey, Fallon; Garlock, Samantha (2023-06-28)
    TALK ONE: Anastasia Armendariz. "Feeling what we Teach: Mitigating the Emotional Labor Slide in Affect-Based Instruction." TALK TWO: Lia Warner. "Archiving Against Professionalism: The Role of Description." TALK THREE: ...
  • Ettarh, Fobazi; Thadani, Simran (2023-06-28)
    Second Plenary: Ettarh Fobazi and Simran Thadani on the subject of "Systems of Loss: Why we Leave"
  • Stevens, Gioia; McCormack, Allison; Wegner, Alia Levar; Bales, Amber; Sherwood, Jesse (2023-06-28)
    Libraries create and collect mountains of data that too often remain siloed in catalogs and other niche databases. This panel presents three projects demonstrating how library metadata can be repurposed as a powerful tool ...
  • O'Dell, Allison Jai; Luong, Michael Vinh (2023-06-28)
    Occupational health and safety hazards in special collections and archives derive from the nature (and maturity) of the collections themselves — that we collect old stuff, and often, keep it in old spaces. In defense of ...
  • McGuirl, Erin; Warren, Kellee (2023-06-27)
    Opening Plenary addresses by Erin McGuirl and Kellee Warren on the theme of Education in Action. Moderated by Liz Ott.
  • Hardman, Emilie; Miller, Kelly E.; Goffin, Jordan; Cole, Heather (2016-06)
    “Wish you were here!” extends postcard sentiment into action, exploring ways in which special collections can create invitational programs and policies directed at undergraduates. Using examples from three academic and ...
  • Small, Curtis; Norlin, Elaina; Silvera, Althea; Skokan, Béatrice Colastin; Méndez, Meiyolet (2016-06)
    Speakers will share reflections and advice on developing community-oriented partnerships. A librarian from the Cuban Research Institute at Florida International University will discuss a project that enlisted community ...
  • Dean, Jason; Irwin, Rebekah; Keith, Brian; Whiteman, Deborah (2016-06)
    Beyond professional knowledge and training (or “hard skills”), hiring managers look for “soft skills” in their employees – the “emotional intelligence quotient” factors such as communication skills, self-management skills, ...

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