Editor’s Note



The articles in this issue emanate from the ACRL Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) program session held in Miami in June 1994. The focus of the panel was “Education for Rare Books and Special Collections Librarians,” a tremendously broad subject because the field of special collections librarianship is equally broad.

In his fine study, Lawrence J. McCrank1 considers most of the issues the panelists faced: “attitudes between bookmen and bibliographers” (p. 3); “the interplay between curators and library administrators” (p. 5); the mix of general and specialized education in library schools; the movement of “library education away from book-centered . . .

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