“Join or Die. Collaboration in Special Collections”

“Registration and housing for the RBMS 2010 Preconference are now open!
“Join or Die. Collaboration in Special Collections” will be held Tuesday-Friday, June 22-25, 2010, in Philadelphia. In addition to three plenary sessions, each focusing on a different type of collaboration in special collections, there will be plenty of seminars, case studies, and discussion sessions to educate, provoke, and delight. Three full-day workshops are offered on Tuesday, as will a conference orientation and introduction to RBMS, an opening reception, and the popular ABAA Booksellers’ Showcase.

The Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries
(PACSCL) is handling local arrangements, and they’ve pulled out all the stops in arranging tours, receptions (including hosting us for a special reception at the Union League of Philadelphia), Restaurant Night, and especially for us, a Book Arts Open House and Reception at the University of the Arts.

The online and paper registration forms are available under the registration tab on the preconference website at http://rbms.info/conferences/preconferences/2010/index.shtml. The Doubletree Hotel Philadelphia will serve as the official preconference hotel; the discounted group rate is available on a first-come-first-served basis. Please see http://rbms.info/conferences/preconferences/2010/accommodations.shtml
for details. 

Scholarships are available for first-time attendance of library, archive, and museum professionals and students, and–this year for the first time–to qualified support staff, with particular consideration given to applicants from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups. We ask for everyone’s help in spreading the news to staff in your home institutions by forwarding this email.”

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