California Rare Book School August 2021

California Rare Book School is a continuing education program dedicated to providing the knowledge and skills required by professionals working in all aspects of the rare book community, and for students interested in entering the field.

Founded in 2005, CalRBS is a project of the Department of Information Studies at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. CalRBS is supported by an informal consortium of many of the academic and research libraries and antiquarian booksellers of Southern California.

Week One: 2–6 August, 2021

Digital Humanities for the History of the Book – Catherine DeRose
Critical Approaches, Zines, and Maker Spaces – Sean Pessin
History of the Renaissance Book – Craig Kallendorf & Daniel J. Slive
Critical Librarianship in Praxis – Emily Drabinski
Better Teaching with Rare Materials: Critical Approaches – Michaela Ullmann
Feminist Bibliography – Sarah Werner

Week Two: 9–13 August, 2021

Libraries and Social Justice: Through an Indigenous Lens – Sandy Littletree
Descriptive Bibliography – Gerald Cloud
Illustrated Scientific Books in Early Modern Europe – Daniela Bleichmar
History, Identification, and Preservation of Photographic Materials – Gawain Weaver
Developing and Administering Ethnic and Cultural Heritage Collections – Tamar Dougherty
CalRBS Director’s Intensive: Book History and Librarianship through Post- and De-Colonial Lenses – Robert D. Montoya

Week Three: 16–20 August, 2021

Donors & Libraries – Susan M. Allen & William P. Barlow, Jr.
Global Histories of the Book: Asia/Europe – Devin Fitzgerald
Communications and Grant-Writing for Libraries and Special Collections – Snowden Becker
Exhibiting Rare Books & Ephemera: Physically & Digitally – Marianne Lamonaca
Data Ethics and Activism in Practice – Stacy Wood
Rare Book Cataloging – Randal Brandt
Scientific and Secular Manuscripts – Melissa Conway & Cynthia White

Applications for a CalRBS tuition scholarship will be accepted until June 4, 2021 for all courses. For more information and how to apply please visit: