LAI Rare Books Group & Career Development Group Workshop

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The LAI Rare Books Group in collaboration with the LAI Career Development Group presents an Introduction to Special Collections Workshop.

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This virtual workshop will showcase an introduction to working with rare books, special libraries and unique and distinct collections.

Are you an aspiring special collections librarian or early career professional? Then this workshop is for you.


10:00 - 10:05 Welcome

10:05 - 10:15 Introduction to Special Collections: A day working in Special Collections

Amy Boylan, Marsh’s Library

10:15 - 10:25 Overview if the types of materials held in Special Collections

Evelyn Flanagan, UCD Library

10:25 - 10:35 Basics of emergency planning

Emma Dadson, Harwells

10:35 - 10:50 Handling SC material suppliers of preservation equipment

Evelyn Flanagan, UCD Library

10:50 - 11:00 Questions

11:00 - 11:15 Break

11.15-11.30 Training reports

Dundee module: Celine Ward, Chester Beatty Library

London Rare Books School: Marie Boran, NUI Galway

11:30 - 12:00 Panel Discussion "The training and recruitment of Special Collections Librarians"

Panellists: Alex Caccamo, Amy Boylan, Margaret Irons

Chair: Clare Conneally

Submit your questions for our panellists in advance on Padlet!

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