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California Rare Book School

From: Walter Henry <whenry>
Date: Friday, December 30, 2005
    UCLA Announces Creation of New Rare Book School

    The Department of Information Studies at the Graduate School of
    Education and Information Studies (GSE&IS) at UCLA announced
    today the creation of the California Rare Book School to be
    housed in the Department of Information Studies.

    The school, with the support of the Institute of Museum and
    Library Services, and many of the academic and research
    libraries and antiquarian booksellers of Southern California,
    will offer continuing education courses to provide the necessary
    knowledge and skills for professionals working in all aspects of
    the rare book community, and for students interested in this
    field.

       "We are honored to house the new California Rare Book School
        at the Department of Information Studies at UCLA," said
        Professor Beverly P. Lynch, founding director of the new
        school, which will operate in association with the Rare Book
        School Charlottesville. "This development comes at a time of
        renewed interest in special collections coupled with a
        growing need for training in the field of rare books and
        manuscripts."

    The California Rare Book School is scheduled to open in the
    summer of 2006. Initially the school will offer five courses,
    including:

        Rare Book Cataloging
        Faculty: Deborah J. Leslie
        Folger Shakespeare Library

        Introduction to Special Collections Librarianship
        Faculty: Susan M. Allen
        Getty Research Institute
        Lynda Claassen
        UC San Diego

        The Book in the West
        Faculty: Gary F. Kurutz
        California State Library

        Descriptive Bibliography
        Faculty: Bruce Whiteman
        UCLA

        Book Illustration Processes to 1900
        Faculty: Terry Belanger
        Rare Book School Charlottesville

Rare books and special collections in the past have appeared to be
esoteric and even elitist. That attitude is changing among
professionals within and outside of the rare book community. As
there are no programs in the western United States offering specific
rare book and manuscript education and training, the project will
increase the number of qualified professionals available to the
field. The unique consortia model ensures that many institutions and
diverse communities will derive benefits.

One of 11 professional schools at UCLA, the Graduate School of
Education and Information Studies consists of two academic
departments, the Department of Education and the Department of
Information Studies. The Graduate School of Education was founded in
1939, and the School of Library Service was founded in 1958. The two
schools merged in 1994; UCLA is the only major research university
in the country that combines departments of education and
information studies. For additional information about the California
Rare Book School, please contact Claire Raffel <craffel [at] ucla__edu>,
Administrator.


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