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1999 RBMS Preconference: CALL FOR PAPERS (Bradley D. Westbrook) Stephen Clark 04 Jun 1998 21:36 UTC

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Date: Thu, 4 Jun 1998 12:02:10 -0700
From: "Bradley D. Westbrook" <bdwestbrook@UCSD.EDU>
Subject: 1999 RBMS Preconference:  CALL FOR PAPERS

The following call for papers has been posted to several lists; my
apologies in advance for duplicate receipts.


The 40th Annual ACRL / Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS)

�Border Crossings:  Exploring New Territories for Special Collections�

Montreal, Canada
Monday-Thursday, 21-24 June 1999


The Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) of the Association of
College & Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library
Association (ALA), is seeking proposals for papers related to the theme
of its 1999 Preconference, �Border Crossings: Exploring New Territories
for Special Collections.�  This will be the first RBMS Preconference to
be held outside the United States since 1989.

As our century comes to a close, special collection librarians are
discovering that the traditional boundaries of our profession are
beginning to break down, giving birth to new strategies for building and
administering collections.  These borders might be broadly classified as
technological, administrative, disciplinary, and national.  The 1999
RBMS Preconference will explore significant ways in which the borders of
our profession have been crossed and modified in recent years.

Presentations (e.g., studied opinions, historical surveys, and case
studies) about some aspect of border crossings and the consequences
thereof for special collections librarianship might include ways in
which changes in academic disciplines affect the development and use of
special collections, problems in administering multinational
collections, issues pertaining to ownership of cultural materials and
documentation of native peoples, challenges presented by the convergence
of special collections librarianship and digital librarianship,
construction of virtual archives, description of practices or
professional developments in special collections librarianship beyond
North America, changes in special collections constituencies, and
commercial marketing of special collections.

Each applicant selected will be allotted twenty minutes for her or his
presentation.  Papers will be presented in small group sessions.
Audience response will be encouraged.

Proposals should not exceed 250 words and must be submitted double
spaced on a single sheet of paper.  Please include a cover sheet
indicating the title of the proposal and your name, institutional
affiliation, mailing and email addresses, and telephone and fax
numbers.  Also indicate whether you are a current member of RBMS, and if
the proposal has been accepted for publication or presentation

Please submit four copies of the proposal by mail no later than 30
September 1998 to Bradley D. Westbrook, Chair, RBMS Preconference
Program Committee, c/o Mandeville Special Collections Library 0175S,
UCSD, La Jolla, CA  92093 (email:  Submissions
by fax or email will not be accepted.

Final papers should not exceed 3,000 words in length or ten
double-spaced pages.  Papers will be ranked based on relevance to the
Preconference theme, quality of research and writing, and potential
interest to RBMS members.  Speakers will be notified by 1 December 1998
regarding the status of their proposals

Submissions are encouraged from all interested individuals.  Proposals
from graduate students, particularly those in the fields of library
science, archival management, information science, and other disciplines
relevant to the preconference theme, are especially welcomed.

Funding is not available from RBMS to support travel costs.


Bradley D. Westbrook
Manuscripts Librarian / University Archivist
Mandeville Special Collections Library 0175S
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA  92093

Phone:  619-534-6766
FAX:    619-534-5950