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California Rare Book School

From: Susan M. Allen <sallen<-at->
Date: Friday, May 31, 2013
California Rare Book School (CalRBS)

News and Updates

After a very successful 2012 season, CalRBS is off and running for
2013. Here's what's new:

Curriculum: Five new courses that will debut in 2013 have been added
to the curriculum.  Julie Sweetkind Singer will teach the "History
of Cartography/Maps" that will begin with antiquarian printed maps
and end with digital maps. Stephen Davison and others will
collaborate to present "Born Digital/Digital Collections."  There
will be "Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts" taught by Melissa
Conway and Lisa Fagin Davis. "The Renaissance Book, 1400-1650" will
be taught by Craig Kallendorf. Bruce Whiteman will return to
Southern California to teach "Rare Books for Scholars and
Archivists."  Other courses that have been very popular in the past
will be offered again, including "Artists' Books" taught by Johanna
Drucker, "History, Identification, and Preservation of Photographic
Materials" taught by Gawain Weaver, and "Preservation Stewardship of
Library Collections" taught by Mark S. Roosa.

As in the past two years, two weeks of courses will be offered in
Los Angeles in August, and one week will be offered in November 2013
in the San Francisco Bay area.

Scholarships: CalRBS carried out its first ever Annual Fund drive in
2012, and we are very pleased to announce that proceeds from the
Annual Fund will be used for scholarships in 2013.  Additional
scholarships are also funded in 2013 by the William Reese Company,
the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing
(SHARP), the Kress Foundation, and the Delmas Foundation.
Furthermore, this will be the first of three years in which CalRBS
is able to offer twelve IMLS scholarships to mid-career librarians.

The IMLS Scholarships and the Kress-Murphy Scholarships (for art
librarians and art historians, and graduate students studying for
these professions) include both a tuition waiver and $1,000 for
expenses if you live more than 50 miles from the site of the CalRBS
course you wish to take.

Anyone who applies for admission to a CalRBS course may apply for a
scholarship.  The scholarship application deadline is June 15, 2013
for Weeks 1 and 2, and August 15, 2013 for Week 3.  Please mark your

For more details regarding CalRBS and to contact staff, please


There you will find complete descriptions of all the courses offered
in 2013 and brief bios for the faculty.  You will also find course
and scholarship application forms there.  And while you are at it,
look at the photos from 2012 and join many of your colleagues and
become a CalRBS FaceBook friend.

Susan M Allen, Ph.D.
Director, California Rare Book School
209 GSEIS Building Box 951520
300 Charles E. Young Drive N.
Los Angeles CA 90095-1520

                  Conservation DistList Instance 27:1
                  Distributed: Wednesday, June 5, 2013
                        Message Id: cdl-27-1-005
Received on Friday, 31 May, 2013

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