Introduction to Rare Materials

$175.00

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

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.

Special Session

Please contact us to arrange a special session of this class for a group of seven or more, with a negotiable discount, or to be notified when it is next scheduled.

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