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  • Summer COVID Policy

    Rare Book School Guidelines and Recommendations Regarding COVID-19

    Rare Book School is very excited to welcome back to Charlottesville—and to our partner institutions in Chicago, New Haven, New York, Philadelphia, Princeton, and Upperville, VA—the faculty, students, and lecturers who form the RBS community. In order to protect the health and well-being of this wonderful community of like-minded learners, we ask all those attending in-person courses and programs this summer to adhere to some basic public health precautions recommended by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health experts at each course location.

    Please keep reading for full details, […]

    Posted on May 21, 2024 by RBS
  • Will Noel: A Tribute

    With an abiding sense of gratitude, Rare Book School remembers our much beloved colleague and faculty member Will Noel, who died on April 29 of injuries, after being struck by a van in Edinburgh on April 10. Profoundly saddened by this tragic loss, we nonetheless remember with great admiration Will’s consummate wit, his spirited intelligence, and his pioneering work—all generously shared with so many. Again and again, Will’s largesse enlarged the bookish community and made it better.

    Honored by the White House in 2013 as a “Champion of Change” because of his advocacy for and creation of accessible information and open data, […]

    Posted on May 8, 2024 by RBS