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“54th Annual Rare Books and Manuscripts Section Preconference, O Rare! Performance in Special Collections”

June 23, 2013


Come one come all to the 54th Annual Rare Books and Manuscripts Section Preconference, O Rare! Performance in Special Collections.
June 23 – June 26, 2013 at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center

Join your colleagues for ten panel talks, ten discussion sessions, three plenaries, nine seminars, six unconference sessions, three RBMS workshops and ten posters, not to mention the Book Seller’s Showcase, a Book Arts Fair, and Tech Petting zoo. The preconference also offers many wonderful tour and reception opportunities.

Diverse plenary topics include theater collections, underground music, media archeology, new directions for performance collections, and magic lanterns, all from the point of view of libraries, rare books, and manuscripts. Expect even more details on the excellent programming in the coming days. The full schedule is available:

Scholarships are available for first-time attendees as well as well as several events to help newcomers feel welcome in the RBMS community. The application deadline for scholarships is March 22, 2013.

Register and secure housing early to get preferred rates and sign up for limited-seating workshops and tours. Join us at the 54th Annual RBMS Preconference and talk about how performance affects you.


June 23, 2013
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Minneapolis Marriott City Center
United States