INFO-689 Rare Books & Special Collections
3:00 pm – 5:50 pm
Manhattan - W14, 613
The course serves as an integral part of the special collections concentration with a particular focus on bibliography and the printed book. It is an overview to gain an understanding of issues related to reference, cataloging, exhibitions, acquisitions and conservation in rare books and special collections libraries. Of particular interest will be the special collections at New York Public Library, with emphasis on the Rare Book Division. Planned visits include The Grolier Club and NYU Fales Collection, as well as enriching guests speakers. Students will engage actual special collections materials to gain a first-hand understanding of proper handling, basic care, and preservation techniques in rare book collections as well as practical knowledge of reference sources and rare book reading room policies.