The Dark Archives Scholarship Fund: Call for Applications, Starting 27 March 2023
In partnership with its donors, the Guild of Book Workers is pleased to announce an upcoming funding opportunity, The Dark Archives Scholarship Fund. The scholarship is designed to help expand funding opportunities in the area of Book Arts education. The funds, of up to $800, may be used by any individual identifying as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) towards taking or teaching a book arts class. Applications will be accepted beginning 27 March 2023 on this webpage. […]Posted 8 days ago by RBS
RBS in the News: “For Rare Book Librarians, It’s Gloves Off. Seriously.” – a New York Times Article by Jennifer Schuessler
The following article by Jennifer Schuessler, which features Barbara Heritage (RBS Associate Director & Curator of Collections) appeared in The New York Times on 9 March 2023. Click here to view the article via nytimes.com.
Last month, The New York Times reported on an ultrarare medieval Hebrew Bible that was headed to auction with a record-smashing estimate of up to $50 million.
The reaction was swift.
“Why are they handling this without cotton gloves? Shame on them,” one reader wrote in the comments section, referring to photographs showing someone touching the worn pages. […]Posted 16 days ago by RBS
Two New Job Opening — Wells College
Wells College is hiring two new positions: Director for the Book Arts Center and Victor Hammer Fellow. Review of applications for both positions will begin on 1 March 2023. […]Posted 1 month, 5 days ago by RBS
RBS Announces M. C. Lang Fellows in Book History, Bibliography, and Humanities Teaching with Historical Sources
With pleasure, Rare Book School announces the fourth cohort of M. C. Lang Fellows in Book History, Bibliography, and Humanities Teaching with Historical Sources. Congratulations to all, and we look forward to welcoming you to RBS this summer! […]Posted 1 month, 11 days ago by RBS
RBS General and Buice Scholarship Awards for 2023 Announced
Rare Book School is pleased to announce the recipients of its General Scholarship Committee awards, as well as the winners of the Buice Scholarships for returning RBS students. Congratulations to these recipients! […]Posted 1 month, 29 days ago by RBS
Digital Preservation Outreach & Education Network: Professional Development Funding
The Digital Preservation Outreach and Education Network (DPOE-N) is seeking applications from individuals and institutions to support professional development in the area of digital preservation. DPOE-N is interested in hearing from both individuals and institutions who are looking to enhance their digital preservation capacities, those who may have digital preservation challenges stemming from the COVID-19 outbreak, as well as emerging professionals with an interest in digital preservation, and any information worker laid off or furloughed during the Covid- 19 pandemic.
Interested individuals may apply, for example, to use funds to participate in L-130v. Digital Sustainability for Cultural Collections, […]Posted 2 months, 7 days ago by RBS
RBS Announces Summer 2023 Course Applications
We are pleased to announce that applications are now open for Rare Book School’s summer 2023 courses! Our roster of more than 40 in-person and online courses can be found at rarebookschool.org/schedule/. Click on the course titles to view detailed descriptions and faculty biographies, along with the schedule, format, location, and fee for each offering. For courses that have run before, be sure to consult the evaluations written by past students in order to gain further insights into what to expect.
For the best chance of being admitted, please submit your application(s) by the first-round deadline: Monday, […]Posted 2 months, 13 days ago by RBS
Librarian/Archivist – Portland Art Museum
The Portland Art Museum in Portland, Oregon, invites applications for the position of Librarian/Archivist. The Librarian/Archivist is responsible for the maintenance, supervision, and preservation of the Portland Art Museum’s Library and archival holdings. Click here to view the full job description. Applications are due 20 January 2023. […]Posted 3 months, 4 days ago by RBS
Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America: Summer Internship Program
The Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America’s Diversity Initiative Committee is proud to announce a paid summer internship program, co-sponsored by AbeBooks, aimed at providing an alternative route to success in the antiquarian and rare book business. This ten-week paid, hands-on, learning-oriented program seeks to provide entry to those historically underrepresented among workers in the trade—Black, Indigenous, people of color, and/or LGBTQ+—to offer the tools, experience, and exposure necessary to pursue a career in the antiquarian book trade. The deadline to apply is 31 March 2023. Click here to apply. […]Posted 3 months, 11 days ago by RBS
RBS in the News: “The 2,000-Year Story of Building the Book” – a New York Times Article by Jennifer Schuessler
The following article by Jennifer Schuessler about “Building the Book from the Ancient World to the Present Day,” RBS’s Grolier Club exhibition, appeared in The New York Times on 2 December 2022. Click here to view the article via nytimes.com.
For a certain kind of book nerd, Rare Book School at the University of Virginia is the closest a person can come to Valhalla.Each summer, bibliophiles from all over the world gather for weeklong courses in nearly every aspect of the history of the book, in an atmosphere that combines deep immersion in the most arcane aspects of printing, […]Posted 3 months, 13 days ago by RBS
Book Arts Studio Manager – University of Richmond
The Book Arts, Archives, and Rare Books department at the University of Richmond is accepting applications for a full-time Book Arts Studio Manager position. The Studio Manager will oversee the daily use and maintenance of the Book Arts Studio, including letterpress equipment, binery tools, and studio materials. The position also supervises two-plus student assistants, trains new studio assistants, monitors studio open hours, and conducts studio orientations, in addition to assisting the Book Arts Studio Program Director with creative projects and instruction in our growing program. Review of applications will begin 9 January 2023 and continue until the position is filled. […]Posted 3 months, 17 days ago by RBS
2022 APHA Lieberman Lecture: “The Power and Promise of a Union”
The American Printing History Association invites you to attend the free 2022 Lieberman Lecture, “The Power and Promise of a Union: Labor, Printing, and Graphic Design.” The virtual event will take place over Zoom on Monday 5 December at 7:00 pm ET.
The talk, given by Danielle Aubert, will look at case studies, such as the Detroit Printing Co-op and contemporary union-organizing efforts, and reflect on the relationship between graphic designers, printers, and organized labor. […]Posted 4 months, 11 days ago by RBS
“Monuments Removed: Colonial-Era Statues in the Era of Decolonization” Hybrid Event
On Thursday, 10 November 2022, at 6:00 pm ET, Skidmore College will host a free hybrid event, during which Cornell history professor Durba Ghosh will speak about “Monuments Removed: Colonial-Era Statues in the Era of Decolonization.”
The event will take place in person at Skidmore College’s Davis Auditorium and will also be livestreamed. Click here to register for the livestream. […]Posted 4 months, 16 days ago by RBS
Frederick Bearman Research Grant: Call for Applications
Each year, the Institute of Conservation’s Book & Paper Group (Icon B&PG) awards the Frederick Bearman Research Grant, which offers up to £1,000 towards research into any aspect of books, paper, or archival materials. Applicants’ research topics should in some way be of interest and importance to the book and paper conservation profession but does not exclusively need to be about conservation.
The application deadline is 20 November 2002. For more information, including how to apply, click here. […]Posted 4 months, 18 days ago by RBS
“Keats and Shelley on the Move” Symposium
The Keats-Shelley Association (K-SAA) invites you to attend a free symposium, “Keats and Shelley on the Move,” on 28 October 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET. The event will take place in person at the Grolier Club in New York City. […]Posted 4 months, 30 days ago by RBS
Special Collections & Archives Instruction & Reference Librarian – Wesleyan University
Wesleyan University is seeking a Special Collections & Archives Instruction & Reference Librarian (0.75 FTE position, with benefits). This role, which is from January to December 2023, will work with staff, faculty, librarians, and students to provide innovative instruction and research services using Special Collections & Archives holdings in the areas of rare books, the history of the book, manuscripts, artists’ books, and primary source literacy. […]Posted 5 months, 5 days ago by RBS
Two New Job Openings – Black Bibliography Project (BPP)
The Black Bibliography Project (BPP) is hiring two new positions: Project Manager and Black Studies Subject Specialist Librarian. Both jobs are funded by a three-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Application review for both openings will begin on 20 October 2022, with the goal of filling the positions by mid-December. […]Posted 5 months, 19 days ago by RBS
“Archive and Theory: The Future of Anglo-American Early Modern Disability Studies” conference
The UCLA Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies invites you to attend a free conference on “Archive and Theory: The Future of Anglo-American Early Modern Disability Studies,” scheduled for 7–8 October 2022 in person at UCLA’s Clark Library and online. […]Posted 5 months, 26 days ago by RBS
RBS Scholarship & Fellowship Applications Now Available
We are now accepting applications for the 2022 Rare Book School scholarship and fellowship cycle.
Applications are open for all RBS-awarded scholarships (for both first-time and returning RBS students), and for the M. C. Lang Fellowship in Book History, Bibliography, and Humanities Teaching with Historical Sources and the SoFCB Junior Fellows Program. For general queries about scholarships or fellowships, see the FAQs page. Participation in the scholarship/fellowship program implies acceptance of the scholarship and fellowship Terms and Conditions.
To begin the application process, […]Posted 5 months, 27 days ago by RBS
APHA Awards 2022: Call for Nominations
The American Printing History Association (APHA) Board of Trustees and the Awards Committee invite nominations for the 2022 APHA Individual Laureate and Institutional Awards. Submit your nominations here, before noon on 1 November 2022. These awards, which celebrate outstanding contributions to the history of printing, are presented each January at APHA’s Annual Meeting. […]Posted 5 months, 28 days ago by RBS