Get the Job!: A  Workshop on Creating a Personal Brand & the Ins and Outs of the Hiring Process

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Indiana Memorial Union, Walnut Room
$150, maximum of 24 participants, please bring your own computer/device

This session, presented with the support of the RBMS Membership & Professional Development Committee, will be a multi-part experience aimed at providing students, early-career, and seasoned professionals with the resources needed for self-marketing and leading in the fields of special collections librarianship, the book trade, archives and museum libraries, book arts, and teaching. This workshop will feature (1) a session on creating a personal brand, including web presence, (2) an open forum with professionals from a variety of institutions and with experience as hiring managers, and (3) a resume review session with one’s peers and with the workshop panelists.

Workshop Leaders: Erika Jenns, Southern Tier Library System; Patrick Olson, Patrick Olson Rare Books; Blynne Olivieri, University of West Georgia; J. Fernando Peña, Christie’s; Jason W. Dean, Linda Hall Library; Anna Chen, UCLA

Cataloging Artists’ Books

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Wells Library
$180, maximum of 20 participants

Artists’ books are notoriously difficult to catalog, due in part to the nature of their production and the complexity of materials and construction, and the uniqueness of each copy. This workshop will include an introduction to some of the common challenges for describing artists’ books, discussion of different cataloging standards to apply and the decision-making process for when to apply what standard, discussion of considerations in developing local artists’ book cataloging policies and workflows, and will provide hands-on examples and guidance for cataloging artists’ books according to Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (DCRM). The RBMS Bibliographic Standards Committee endorsed this proposal in a vote at ALA Annual 2019.

Workshop Leaders: Ann Myers, Stanford University, Nina Schneider, Clark Library, UCLA; Whitney Buccicone, University of Virginia

C is for Critical: Investigating Themes of Power in Artists’ Books

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Indiana Memorial Union, Oak Room
$140, maximum of 18 participants

This workshop will provide attendees an opportunity to create an artist’s book in order to frame their own experience as information professionals engaged with critical practices. Attendees will leave the workshop with a keepsake artists’ book using the abecedarian (or alphabet book) convention.

Workshop Leader: Sarah Carter, Indiana University

Make, Teach, Collect, Exhibit: A Hands-On Workshop in Underground and Alternative Publications

Sponsored by: Tavistock Books

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Indiana University Letterpress Studio, Fine Arts Building, Room 245
$180, maximum of 20 participants

“Alternative publications” exist in our ephemera collections, our library catalogs, and our undescribed materials, and collectors and curators are expanding collections, teaching with, and exhibiting these materials. This workshop invites attendees to explore the history of alternative and underground publications; learn about collecting, and how to identify materials; examine teaching with zines and printmaking; and conclude with a hands-on collaborative letterpress project, with take-home keepsake. The letterpress poster workshop will be led by a noted master printer, who will be revealed on site.

Workshop Leaders: Agnieszka Czeblakow, Tulane University; Jay Sylvestre, University of Miami; Diane Dias De Fazio, Independent Curator of Rare Books and Book Arts; Bradley Duncan, University of Pennsylvania