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"A Few of Our Favorite Things" RBMS Membership & Professional Development

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Roundtable discussion presented by the RBMS membership & Professional Development Committe discussing Favorite bibliophilic gifts received

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We all remember the joy of receiving a special book as a gift for the holidays. We may still own that book or perhaps it was sold at a yard sale when our family moved or was given away during a spring cleaning. The panelists will discuss favorite items from their collections. This discussion will lead up to the "Biblioiphilic Holiday Book and Ephemera Fair" where 200 dealers from all over the country display for sale their favorites which offer truly unique gifts for the holidays. There will be more than 3,000 rare items for sale and on the last day, Monday December 7th, another 600 items will be available. Certainly you'll find a very special gift for someone you love, including yourself. Maybe you'll find that favorite book that you once owned. Link to the virtual book fair

We are pleased to have the following presenters:Colleen Barrett, Rare Books Librarian at the University of KentuckyDr. Agnieszka Czeblakow, Tulane UniversityDr. Brendan Edwards, Queen's University (Canada)Dr. Julie Park, New York UniversityJonathan Kearns, Jonathan Kearns Rare Books & Curiosities (UK)

Moderated by Diane Dias De Fazio RBMS member at large

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  • Colleen Barrett is the Rare Books Librarian at the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center
  • Dr. Agnieszka Czeblakow is the Head of Research Services at Tulane University Special Collections.
  • Dr. Brendan Edwards is the recently appointed Curator of Rare Books and Special Collections at Queen’s University Library in Kingston, Ontario
  • Jonathan Kearns is the owner and proprietor of Jonathan Kearns Rare Books Curiosities. Working in the rare book trade for the better part of twenty years
  • Julie Park, PhD, MLIS, is an interdisciplinary scholar of 17th- and 18th-century England working at the crossroads of literary studies, material and visual culture, textual materiality, and information studies. She is the author of The Self and It (Stanford University Press, 2010) and co-editor of Organic Supplements (University of Virginia Press, 2020)

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