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Special Collections in Non-ARL libraries: Our List So Far

Originally posted on Confessions of a Curator, Editor, Geek:
Earlier this year, I launched a crowd-sourced listing of libraries that work with rare books and special collections, but are not members of the Association for Research Libraries. A lot of…

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On Stepping Down as a Social Media Liaison

[Library neepery ahoy!] As of the ALA Midwinter meeting, I have officially stepped down as a Social Media Liaison for the RBMS web team. I will no longer be responsible for helping to run the RBMS twitter feed or Facebook … Continue reading

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NIU receives CLIR Hidden Collections Grant!

I am so pleased to announce that Northern Illinois University, in collaboration with Villanova University, has received a CLIR Hidden Collections grant to further digitize our dime novel collections. My first grant application to digitize dime novels was submitted back … Continue reading

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Why aren’t I asking for more SF/F author papers?

Friends and colleagues in the science fictional world may wonder why I have not been very aggressive of late with adding new author collections to the SFWA collections here at NIU. In short, we’re out of space. Our building is … Continue reading

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You and I Remember Special Collections Very Differently…

Black Widow reminds you that New Directions for Special Collections is now available for your reading and arguing pleasure! We tried to put together a conversation about what special collections looks like in the “real world,” today, in academia as … Continue reading

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Do as Peggy Says… for the future of Special Collections

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Higher Further Faster More … Special Collections

Captain Marvel agrees: you want to push special collections Higher Further Faster More? Order your copy! ABC-CLIO Amazon Indiebound

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Doctor Song wants to know…

Have you preordered your copy of New Directions for Special Collections yet? Order your copy! ABC-CLIO Amazon Indiebound

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New Directions for Special Collections is here!

Well, November 30th. Technically. This project began in 2014. My contributor copies arrived this past week. New Directions for Special Collections is officially on sale November 30th, but I’m pretty sure you can order it right now direct from Libraries Unlimited. … Continue reading

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Special Collections in Non-ARL libraries: Our List So Far

Earlier this year, I launched a crowd-sourced listing of libraries that work with rare books and special collections, but are not members of the Association for Research Libraries. A lot of our literature surveys ARL libraries because a list exists. … Continue reading

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