Welcome to the new Rare Book School website!
Twenty years after the very first RBS website, and nine years after the last large-scale redesign of the site in early 2006, we have made the leap to a WordPress platform, which will make the site much easier to update and to maintain. It also allows us to share many more photos, provides a more stable platform for video and audio files, and enables us to provide an online store for easy purchases of RBS publications and gifts. […]Posted April 21, 2015 by RBS
Rare Book School Director Michael F. Suarez, S.J. will deliver a series of six Lyell Lectures at the University of Oxford’s Weston Library beginning on 28 April. All lectures are free and open to the public, but space is limited and advance registration is required. […]Posted April 1, 2015 by RBS
Join Rare Book School and the Folger Shakespeare Library for a Manuscript Transcribathon on Wednesday, 18 March in Alderman Library 421 (the large classroom in the Scholars’ Lab). The event will begin at noon with a brown-bag lunch talk by Heather Wolfe, RBS faculty member and Curator of Manuscripts at the Folger: “Why Manuscripts Matter: An Introduction to Early Modern Manuscripts Online.” […]Posted March 10, 2015 by RBS
Applications are now being accepted via myRBS for two Rare Book School courses being offered in New York City, 18–23 October 2015:
- The Printed Book in the West since 1800, taught by Eric Holzenberg at the Grolier Club.
- Special Collections Librarianship, taught by Michael Inman at the New York Public Library.
RBS is pleased to announce that the selection process for the IMLS-RBS Fellowships for Early-Career Librarians is now complete: a first cohort of twenty IMLS-RBS Fellows has been chosen. This fellowship will allow young professionals to attend an RBS course and to increase their professional involvement at the national level through participation in the conference of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the ALA. The aim of the program is to help fellows acquire skills relevant to professional work in special collections and build important professional networks. […]Posted February 11, 2015 by RBS
We are very pleased to announce that Barbara Heritage has been appointed Rare Book School’s Associate Director & Curator of Collections.
Barbara has worked at RBS since 2002 in increasingly responsible capacities. “Over many years, Barbara Heritage’s service to Rare Book School has been exemplary,” said Director Michael F. Suarez, S.J. In December 2014, Barbara was graduated from the University of Virginia with her Ph.D. in English literature after completing her dissertation, “Brontë and the Bookmakers: Jane Eyre in the Nineteenth-Century Literary Marketplace.”
“Michael Suarez told me three years ago or so that he would promote me once I had earned my doctoral degree,” […]Posted January 27, 2015 by RBS
Applications for the 2015–16 RBS-UVA Fellowships are now being accepted. Rare Book School invites students at the University of Virginia to apply for a fellowship designed to enhance research employing special collections, including written, printed, and born-digital materials.
Significant dates for the fellowship application process:
4 February 2015: Information Reception (4–6 p.m.; 118 Alderman Library)
5 February 2015: Information Reception (4–6 p.m.; 118 Alderman Library)
17 March 2015: Project Proposal Workshop (4:30–6 p.m.; 118 Alderman Library)
2 April 2015: Application Deadline (5 p.m.)
Accepted applicants will attend a week-long course at RBS in 2015, […]Posted January 20, 2015 by RBS
Applications for spring and summer 2015 courses are now being accepted via our online application system, myRBS.
Applications for Rare Book School courses are considered on a rolling basis until a course has reached enrollment capacity. To be considered for the first round of admissions decisions, submit your application(s) for spring and summer courses by 20 February.January 7, 2015 by RBS
We are happy to announce the recipients of the 2014 Fath Scholarships for Artists and Artisans of the Book. Congratulations! […]Posted January 6, 2015 by RBS