Did you know that in addition to the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia, there is also a Rare Book School at UCLA? They recently announced their courses for summer 2008, and you can read all about it below. Note the part about field trips!
The California Rare Book School (CALRBS) is pleased to announce its schedule of classes for Summer 2008. Most courses will be held on the campus of UCLA. Several courses will include field trips to the many important collections housed in Southern California.
Week 1 (August 4-10)
Special Collections Librarianship: Operations & Administration;
faculty: Lynda Claassen, University of California San Diego; David Zeidberg, Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens
Descriptive Bibliography; faculty: Carl Berkhout, University of Arizona
History of the Book in Hispanic America, 16th-19th Centuries;
faculty: Daniel J. Slive, University of California San Diego; David Szewczyk, The Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Company
Donors and Libaries;
faculty: Susan M. Allen, Getty Research Institute; William Barlow, Barlow & Hughan.
Week 2 (August 11-15)
Book Collecting: History and Techniques;
faculty: Bruce Whiteman, The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA
Book Illustration Processes to 1900;
faculty: Terry Belanger, Rare Book School, University of Virginia
Books of the Far West, with an Emphasis on California;
faculty: Gary F. Kurutz, California State Library
Preservation Stewardship of Library Collections;
faculty: Mark S. Roosa, Pepperdine University
For detailed course descriptions, bios of our faculty, applications and more go to http://www.calrbs.org.