IS 580 Rare Book and Special Collections Librarianship

Designed as a practical introduction to Rare Book and Special Collections Librarianship, to cover for the neophyte as well as the experienced librarian the many issues of these departments' responsibilities, including selection, acquisition, receiving, cataloging, processing, shelving, circulation, inter-library loan, reference, preservation and conservation, security, exhibition, publication, and so forth, including the uses of information technology.

Recent syllabus

Scheduled Offerings

  • Summer 2020

    • IS580AO
      Tue, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
      Online
      Instructor
      John Vincler
      CRN
      39633
      Length
      8 weeks
      Credit hours
      2
  • Spring 2020

    • IS580AO
      Tue, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online
      Instructor
      John Vincler
      CRN
      67515
      Length
      8 weeks
      Credit hours
      2 - 4
  • Summer 2019

    • IS580A
      Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri, 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      Room 131
      Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri, 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      Room 131
      On-Campus
      CLASS MEETS in the Main Library, Rare Book Room 346 located at 1408 W. Gregory Drive in Urbana, Illinois.
      Instructor
      Sidney Berger
      CRN
      40257
      Length
      1 weeks
      Credit hours
      2 - 4

Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).