Educating and Training Special Collections Librarians



The education of special collections librarians1 is an extraordinarily complicated topic. From the advent of the “virtual library” to heightened interest in the “materiality” of artifacts, special collections librarians are called upon to bring a variety of interdisciplinary backgrounds and learning and other specialized attributes to bear on a broad array of materials. The session conducted in Miami Beach in June 1994 as the RBMS program session at the ALA Annual Conference, the occasion for which another version of these remarks was initially prepared, was designed, in the words of the session description, to provide:

an exploration of the education . . .

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