Introduction to Rare Materials

$175.00

Dates: February 1 - February 28
August 2 - August 29

Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

Are you new to a special collections environment, or are you interested in moving in that direction? Learn more about the types of materials held by archives and rare book libraries. This course provides a general survey on the history and characteristics of some of the most common materials found in repositories.

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1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

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We accept registrations through the first week of classes, unless enrollment is full, and unless the class was canceled before it started due to low enrollment.

Course Description

Are you new to a special collections environment, or are you interested in moving in that direction? Learn more about the types of materials held by archives and rare book libraries.

This course provides a general survey on the history and characteristics of some of the most common materials found in repositories, including:

  • Manuscripts
  • Early printing
  • Fine press and artists’ books
  • Zines
  • Photographs
  • Correspondence
  • Ephemera
  • and more!

Students will examine many examples using a variety of digitized collections, and they will learn to identify and describe items.

Robin M. Katz

Robin M. KatzRobin M. Katz is a librarian, archivist, and educator who works to connect people to primary sources in meaningful and innovative ways. She is currently the Primary Source Literacy Librarian at the University of California, Riverside, a position she crafted after serving on the joint task force that authored the new Primary Source Literacy Guidelines. She co-created TeachArchives.org based on a groundbreaking US Department of Education grant she led at Brooklyn Historical Society. She has spent over a decade in special collections public services after receiving her MLIS from Kent State University and her BA from Brandeis University.

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