By Kate Hutchens Our Sustainability Subcommittee and many others involved in this year’s conference planning have been stalwart allies in our efforts to reduce the environmental impact – and particularly carbon emissions – of our gathering in Baltimore. However, in order to do the gathering part, nearly all of us attending the 2019 conference will... Read More
By Beth DeBold We’re fortunate this year that the RBMS reception will be held at the George Peabody Library in Baltimore’s historic Mount Vernon neighborhood. The Peabody Library was built in the mid-19th century, and is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful library spaces in the United States. You can take a 360... Read More
By Kate Hutchens and Ben Goldman As demonstrated by the conference program, there are many ways special collections professionals can engage with the topic of climate change: its impact on our users, or our collections, even the underlying professional assumptions that guide and inform our work. However, in exploring this conference theme, we’d be remiss... Read More
By Christina Kasman and Cynthia Becht This year, we are proud to offer four exciting workshops on Tuesday, June 18 – the first day of the conference. Workshops are a great way to add a new skill to your professional toolbox. And, as a bonus, attendees get a chance to mingle with fellow conference attendees... Read More
Welcome to the RBMS 2019 Conference blog! As conference co-chairs we, Kate Hutchens (University of Michigan) and Ben Goldman (Penn State University), are excited to share the program for Response & Responsibility: Special Collections and Climate Change, which will be held June 18-21 in Baltimore, Maryland. We are incredibly pleased at the quality and diversity of proposals received and can’t wait to engage with our community on this important topic.