Wednesday, December 06, 2017
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Barrington Public Library, Gallery Room
Series: Special Collections Roundtable
Speaker(s): Donna Longo DiMichele
Rhode Island library staff who have responsibility for special collections don’t have many opportunities to connect with others who are working with these materials. It appears to be true for all such staff - whether it’s a full-time or part-time charge. OLIS wants to change that by convening a Special Collections Roundtable!
The purpose of the OLIS Special Collections Roundtable is to connect staff from all types of Rhode Island libraries who have responsibility for the care and access of unique or rare manuscripts, records, books, visual materials, local history and other collections, for purposes of discussion, peer education and collaboration. We want to create a community where the individuals who are responsible for the care and access of special collections can connect and discuss challenges, opportunities, best practices and current trends in the field – learning from one another or from other experts.
Optional Tour @ 11:45: The Barrington Preservation Society's Museum is located on the lower level of the same building that houses the library. Anyone who would like to visit the museum and learn about the collections held by the Preservation Society is welcome to reconvene at the Preservation Society at 11:45.
Join us at this inaugural meeting to connect with your colleagues and help to chart the course of this new OLIS Roundtable. You won’t be alone anymore!
Intended Audience: Rhode Island librarians and archivists who have responsibility for special collections.