Save the Date: Alabama Center for the Book Gathering

Alabama Special Collections and Archives for the 21st Century
Saturday, March 3, 2012 ∙ 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library, 711 Capstone Drive, room 205
The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
Co-Sponsors:  University of Alabama Libraries, the School of Library & Information Studies, and the College of Communication & Information Sciences
This day-long meeting will engage individuals and institutions state-wide interested in sharing information about its many public and private archives and special collections. The meeting creates opportunities for librarians, curators, archivists, book artists, museum administrators and collectors to share their thoughts on defining and redefining collecting, compare notes on physical and virtual exhibitions, and have a fruitful dialog about opportunities and options for special collections over the next two to five years.
*       2009 MacArthur Fellow Timothy Barrett, from the University of Iowa, will speak about his work in studying under what conditions ancient papers survive and thrive.
*       For a change in pace, renowned book artist Tim Ely will discuss his one-of-a kind painted books, written in his own language and inspired by thoughts of alien worlds.
Other speakers are being confirmed this week.
A schedule of events and a reservation form will be forthcoming.
Reservations will be limited to 80 participants.  Registration fee:  $20.00 per person. (Includes lunch and refreshments)
 
 
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