- Booksellers’ Showcase
- Restaurant Night
Four workshops will be offered on Wednesday, June 17. Space for each will be limited, and you must register to attend and pay additional fees with your preconference registration (registration will open in mid/late February 2009). See below and the online registration form for details.
Note: Two workshops are being held at the University of Virginia Newcomb Hall Conference Center (#30 on campus map). Participants are responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from the Conference Center. Walking distance from the Omni Hotel is about one and a half miles. A free trolley service connects the Downtown Mall area to the UVa grounds via West Main Street; check schedule for details on stop locations and times. From those who wish to drive, parking is available adjacent to the Conference Center in the UVa Central Grounds Parking Garage; the hourly rate is $2.00.
A. Copyright Fundamentals for Special Collections Librarians
Presenter: Peter B. Hirtle, Intellectual Property Officer, Cornell University Library
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Omni Hotel, Ashlawn/Highlander Room
Registration: Limited to 24 participants
Cost: $85 (includes materials and morning and afternoon coffee breaks)
Even in the best of times, the uncertain copyright status of special collection materials makes many special collection librarians uncomfortable. As more and more repositories think about making material available on the web, anxiety about possible copyright infringement increases. This workshop will explore what strategies special collections can follow to minimize the risks inherent when reproducing and distributing unique or unpublished material. Topics covered will include an introduction to basic copyright law and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act; exemptions to copyright such as fair use and the specific exemptions for libraries and archives; methods for assessing the copyright status of materials; and issues associated with particular formats. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of the basics of copyright and be in a better position to work with senior administrators to establish a mutually acceptable level of institutional risk.
B. Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Serials)
Presenters: Randal S. Brandt, Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley; Ann Copeland, Pennsylvania State University; Jane Gillis, Yale University; Stephen Skuce, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Location: University of Virginia Newcomb Hall Conference Center, South Meeting Room (see important note above on transportation)
Registration: Limited to 24 participants
Cost: $85 (includes materials and morning and afternoon coffee breaks)
Through lectures, visual aids, and in-class exercises, workshop participants will be introduced to and gain some practical experience in using Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Serials) (DCRM(S)). The workshop will focus on the descriptive portions of the bibliographic record, following the scope of DCRM(S), with special emphasis on the basis of the description, transcription, numbering, publication area, and required notes. In addition, it will cover variations requiring a new bibliographic record and the treatment of reissued serials. The workshop is suitable for those catalogers who have experience using DCRM(B)—or its predecessor, DCRB—and who wish to catalog rare serials according to DCRM(S). Participants should have working experience in MARC AACR2 cataloging.
Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Omni Hotel, Lewis/Clark Room
Registration: Limited to 20 participants
Cost: $85 (includes materials and afternoon coffee break)
More special collections positions now include instruction as an area of responsibility, usually delivered during a visit to the department by a college or university class. Traditionally, the librarian has displayed selected materials and spoken about them to the students. But in this age of group projects and student-centered learning, professionals in the special collections field have much to learn from their peers who specialize in academic instruction. In this workshop, taught by both a special collections librarian and an academic librarian, practitioners will explore current pedagogical models and practices that can help them design more successful special collections instruction sessions. Topics to be covered include learning styles, presentation techniques, active learning, assessment, and issues that are particular to special collections. This workshop is aimed at those who have not had prior exposure to these topics.
D. Web 2.0 Basics for Special Collections Librarians
Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: University of Virginia Newcomb Hall Conference Center, Commonwealth Room (see important note above on transportation)
Registration: Limited to 30 participants
Cost: $75 (includes materials and afternoon coffee break)
The digital landscape has shifted once again, and the web as we knew it has changed significantly. Users now expect dynamic content, and the ability to contribute to its creation. It may seem like every day brings a new buzzword or tool that you need to know about to stay current. This workshop examines the advent of the read-write web, often called "web 2.0," in the context of special collections work. What are the essential Web 2.0 tools, what do they do, and which ones are worth your time? How can we make plans to manage these new streams of dynamic conversation that may affect our future collections? This beginner-level workshop will examine and discuss tools such as blogs, wikis, YouTube, social networking, tagging, and Second Life, with specific examples of how they are being used and managed by special collections and archives across the country.
To complement the main conference programming, the local arrangments committee has organized a variety of tours of local library facilities and area attractions. Some tours include transportation fees and require advance reservation and payment as part of the preconference registration process. Sign-ups for other tours will take place onsite at the registration/welcome desk. All tours have space limitations and are available on a first-come, first served basis.
Tour Schedule Overview
- Monticello and International Center for Jefferson Studies Library (Monticello, VA) (9:00am-4:30pm)
- Montpelier/Barboursville Vineyards (Orange, VA) (9:00am-4:00pm)
- UVa Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library (2:00pm-3:30pm)
- UVa Law School Special Collections 2:00pm-3:30pm)
- UVa Health Sciences Special Collections (2:00pm-3:30pm)
- UVa Alderman Library (4:00pm-5:30pm)
- UVa Digitization Services (4:00pm-5:30pm)
- UVa Rotunda and Academical Village (4:00pm-5:30pm)
- Charlottesville Albemarle Historical Society and Downtown Walking Tour (2:00pm-3:30pm)
- American Shakespeare Company Performance at Blackfriar’s Theater (Staunton, VA) (12:45pm-7:15pm)
- Monticello House and Garden Tour (Monticello, VA) (1:00pm-5:00pm)
- Blue Ridge Mountain Hiking Expedition (Nelson County, Blue Ridge Parkway) (1:30pm-6:00pm)
The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) is hosting a booksellers' showcase on Wednesday, June 17, in the ballroom of the Omni Charlottesville Hotel, the main meeting venue. The showcase will feature 30 ABAA member exhibitors. It will be open continuously from 9:00am through 7:30pm, culminating in a welcome reception from 5:30pm - 7:30 pm.
A-2 Michael R. Weintraub, Inc. (New York, NY) proprietor/contact: Michael Weintraub
B-5 L&T Respess Books (Charlottesville, VA) proprietor/contact: Linwood Respess
C-1 Kenneth Karmiole, Bookseller, Inc. (Santa Monica, CA) proprietor/contact: Ken Karmiole
C-3 Bruce McKittrick Rare Books (Narberth, PA) proprietor/contact: Bruce McKittrick
C-4 John Waite Rare Books (Ascutney, VT) proprietor/contact: John Waite
D-3 Franklin Gilliam :: Rare Books (Charlottesville, VA) proprietor/contact: Mary Gilliam
D-7 Marc Selvaggio, Bookseller(Berkeley, CA) proprietor/contact: Marc Selvaggio
Katharine Kyes Leab & Daniel J. Leab American Book Prices Current Exhibition Awards
Location: Omni, Salon ABC Prefunction or Atrium
Hours: Friday, June 19, 8:30am-1pm
The Katharine Kyes Leab & Daniel J. Leab American Book Prices Current Exhibition Awards are given annually for excellence in the publication of catalogs and brochures that accompany exhibitions of library and archival materials, as well as for electronic exhibitions of such materials. A display of this year’s submissions and winners will be on display at the Omni Hotel on Friday morning.
For further information on the Leab Awards, see: http://www.rbms.info/committees/exhibition_awards/index.shtml
From Out That Shadow: The Life and Legacy of Edgar Allan Poe
Location: Main and Lower-Level Galleries, Harrison Institute/Small Library, University of Virginia
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm; Saturday, 1pm-5pm; opening March 7 (also at the Harry Ransom Center, 8 September 2009 through 4 January 2010)
This exhibition commemorates the bicentennial of Edgar Allan Poe, the great American poet, critic, and inventor of the detective story. One of the most comprehensive exhibitions ever devoted to Poe, this collaborative project between the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library and the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin draws upon their extensive Poe holdings and includes additional materials from the Free Library of Philadelphia and other libraries and museums.
Poe is one of the most widely read American author of the nineteenth century, and the exhibition investigates the enduring influence of his works as well as his tragic life. From Out That Shadow features manuscripts, books, art, and personal effects documenting Poe's career as a hard-working writer, his romantic relationships and mysterious death, the decline and rehabilitation of his literary reputation, and his profound influence on mystery and detective fiction and other genres. Among the exhibition's highlights are Poe's writing desk, letters by and about the author, records of his student days at the University of Virginia, manuscripts of landmark works such as "The Raven," and the original art for Arthur Rackham's illustrated edition of Tales of Mystery and Imagination.
For further details, see: http://www.lib.virginia.edu/press/poe
Bibliophiles and Bibliographers: Establishing Special Collections at the University of Virginia
Location: Lower-level Gallery, Harrison Institute/Small Library, University of Virginia
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm; Saturday, 1pm-5pm; opening June 12
This exhibit celebrates the bibliophiles and bibliographers who helped establish the University of Virginia as one of the nation’s premier libraries for the study of American history and literature from original sources. It focuses particularly on the formative decades of the 1950s and 1960s, which include such events as the founding of the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, the hosting of the first annual conference of the American Library Association's Rare Books Section conference, the dedication of the Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature and reading room, and exhibtions of the Linton Massey collection on William Faulkner. The exhibit highlights roles played by prominent personalities, such as bibliographical scholar Fredson Bowers and rare books curator John Cook Wyllie, and their collaborative relationships.
For an overview of the history and holdings of the University of Virginia special collections, visit the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library website; and the library’s profile in ARL’s Celebrating Research.
Conference Orientation and Introduction to RBMS. If this is your first RBMS preconference or you would like to learn more about RBMS and opportunities to get involved, plan to attend the Conference Orientation and Introduction to RBMS session on Wednesday evening from 5–6pm Omni Hotel Preston meeting room. The Welcome Reception follows immediately after.
Welcome Reception. A welcome reception, sponsored in part by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA), will be held on Wednesday evening from 6–7:30 p.m. at the Omni Hotel in the lobby area adjacent to Salon rooms ABC, where the ABAA Booksellers’ Showcase will take place. Fare will include hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages. The Showcase will remain open during the reception.
New Members Outing. Immediately following the welcome reception at 7:30pm, a “Dutch-treat” outing for new members will be held at Escafe' Restaurant, adjacent to the Omni Hotel on the Downtown Pedestrian Mall. Enjoy some dinner, drinks, music and getting to know other new members and RBMS leaders.
Scholarship Attendees Breakfast. A breakfast for scholarship attendees, sponsored by Atlas Systems, Inc., will be held from 7:30am–8:30am in the Omni Hotel James Monroe Room (prior to the departure of shuttle buses for program sessions at the UVa Newcomb Hall Conference Center). Scholarship attendees will have a chance to meet one another and RBMS and ACRL leadership.
Golden Anniversary Reception. A special 50th-anniversary celebration will be held on Thursday evening from 6–8pm at the Colonnade Club on the historic central grounds of the University of Virginia. The Colonnade Club is just a short walk across the quad from the Newcomb Hall conference center and Harrison Institute/Small Library where program sessions will be held that day. Weather permitting, the reception venue will include the Club’s pavilion garden. Fare will include hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages. The reception is being sponsored by the University of Virginia Library.
Restaurant Night. Don’t have plans? Want to meet some new people? Consider joining a small group for dinner at a local restaurant on Friday evening. Sign-up sheets will be available at the Registration table for several "Dutch-treat" dinner group outings.
Terry Belanger Farewell Reception and Dinner. Rare Book School will be hosting a public program, beginning at 4:00pm, and reception, until 6:30pm, in the UVa Harrison Institute Auditorium (#19 on campus map) honoring Terry Belanger, Rare Book School founding director and University Professor and Honorary Curator of Special Collections at the University of Virginia. RBMS preconference attendees are cordially invited to attend (wear your preconference badge). Those who contribute $125 or more to the Directors Scholarship Fund will be invited to a special buffet later that evening that will feature hors d'oeuvres, desserts and wines. For further information, please refer to the RBS website: http://www.rarebookschool.org/belanger/.
Those who wish to plan other get-togethers in advance may download a PDF of the area restaurant guide that will appear in the printed program guide.
Note: If you have trouble viewing the PDF with embedded fonts from the above link, you can download a scanned version of the guide here.
Correction: We have learned that the Sublime All-Natural Food & Juice Bar in the UVa "Corner" District recently closed.
With a little help from some friends, the Local Arrangements Committee has organized several "Dutch-treat" restaurant outings for Friday evening. If you are interested in joining one of the following groups, you may add your name to the corresponding sign-up sheet when you check in at our onsite registration desk. Sign-ups will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis until filled; most groups will be for five people plus the host(s). Reservation times below are subject to change until the conference opens. The sign-up sheet will include final times, contact information for the host, and instructions on when and where to meet.
Blue Light Grill & Raw Bar
120 East Main St. | 434–295–1223
On the Downtown Pedestrian Mall at the corner of 2nd Street
Seafood specialties, salads, soups; full raw bar, extensive wine list | est. $40-50/person
at 6:30pm, with host
Petrina Jackson, University of Virginia Library
101 West Main St. | (434) 295-6649
On the Downtown Pedestrian Mall, near at the corner of 1st Street
Contemporary gourmet American cuisine with vegetarinan options | est. $40-50/person
at 7:00pm, with host
Heather Riser, University of Virginia Library
633 West Main St. | 434-979-6292
Three blocks down West Main in the direction of UVa , at the corner of 7th Street SW
Southern-inspired fine dining | est. $35-45/person
at 7:00pm, with host
Gayle Cooper, University of Virginia Library
200 West Water St. | (434) 979-0688
One block south of the Downtown Pedestrian Mall, at the corner of 2nd Street SW
Casual dining with a Cuban flair | est. $25-35/person
at 7:00pm, with host
Fernando Peña, The Grolier Club
502 East Market St. | (434) 293-3663
One block north of the Downtown Pedestrian Mall between 5th and 6th Streets NE
American electic with wine tasting menus | est. $45-60/person
at 6:45pm, with host
Vesta Lee Gordon, The Book Broker (Book Dealer and Appraiser)
102B East Main St. | (434) 295-6691
On the Downtown Pedestrian Mall at the corner of 2nd Street, upstairs, above Blue Light Grill
Japanese cuisine | est. $25-35/person
at 6:30pm, with hosts
Christian and Silvia Dupont, Atlas Systems
201 East Main St. | (434) 977-4944
Off the central plaza of the Downtown Pedestrian Mall, near the corner of 2nd Street
Latin-American cuisine | est. $35-45/person
at 8:00pm, with host
Kelly Miller, University of Virginia Library
and other Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Fellows:
Gabrielle Dean, Patricia Hswe, Christa Williford