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Special Collections Symposium for Smaller Libraries

Special Collections Symposium for Smaller Libraries

Local public memory collections provide important, unique, and sustainable opportunities to interpret a community’s contemporary experiences as they change over time. Yet there are many challenges in building, preserving, and sharing these collections, especially among smaller libraries. Renowned experts in the book trade, academic libraries, and library special collections will convene for a morning symposium of sharing and dialogue about these topics, tailored specifically for library workers, librarians, archivists, and collections volunteers with various levels of experience.

Opening Speaker – Ken Gloss, Proprietor of Brattle Book Shop

PANEL – Academic Special Collections perspectives

  • Lisa Conathan, Ph.D. – Head of Special Collections, Williams Libraries
  • Mike Kelly – Head, Archives & Special Collections, Amherst College

PANEL –Special Collections Management Case Studies

  • Cyndi Harbeson – Head of Special Collections, The Jones Library, Inc.
  • Sara Trotta – Librarian, Congregational Library & Archives

Hosted by Evan Knight, Preservation Specialist, MBLC

This symposium is hosted by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners in collaboration with the Massachusetts Library System.


Thursday, July 23, 2020
9:00am - 12:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
   Collection Development & Maintenance      Special Libraries      Special Topics  

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Michelle Eberle

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