RBMS Manual

Including revisions approved by the RBMS Executive Committee at the ALA Annual Meeting, June 2002.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. Introduction
    1. Historical Sketch of RBMS
    2. Purpose of the RBMS Manual
  2. Organizational Structure
    1. Mission of RBMS
    2. Executive Committee
      1. Composition
      2. Planning
      3. Budget
      4. Information exchange meetings
      5. Officer Responsibilities
        1. Chair
        2. Vice Chair/Chair-Elect
        3. Past Chair
        4. Secretary
        5. Members-At-Large (1st, 2nd, 3rd Year)
    3. Standing Committees
      1. General Information
      2. Bibliographic Standards
      3. Budget and Development
      4. Conference Development
      5. Diversity
      6. Exhibition Awards
      7. Membership and Professional Development
      8. Publications and Communications
      9. Workshops
      10. Scholarships
      11. Security
      12. Seminars
    4. Recurring Ad Hoc Committees
      1. Responsibilities of Committee Chairs and Members
      2. Conference Program Planning
      3. Nominating
      4. Preconference Local Arrangements
      5. Preconference Program Planning
      6. Scholarship Committee
    5. Task Force Committees
      1. Responsibilities of Committee Chairs and Members
      2. Digitization of Special Collections Task Force (discharged June 2009)
      3. RBMS Task Force Committee on Core Competencies in Special Collections Librarianship (discharged June 2008)
      4. ALA/SAA Joint Statement on Access Review Task Force (discharged June 2009)
      5. Transfer Guidelines for General Collections Materials Task Force (discharged June 2008)
      6. Guidelines for Borrowing and Lending Special Collections Material Task Force
    6. Discussion Groups
      1. Curators and Conservators
      2. Collection Development
      3. Technical Services Discussion Group
      4. Manuscripts and Other Formats
      5. Public Services Discussion Group
    7. Liaisons
    8. Archivist/Records Manager
    9. Publications
      1. RBMS Newsletter
      2. RBM
    10. Electronic Communications
      1. Web Site
      2. RBMS Electronic Discussion List
  3. RBMS Standards and Guidelines and Other Publications
  4. Orientation to the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section
  5. Governance Procedures
  6. RBMS Standards and Guidelines Progression
  7. Rare Books and Manuscripts Section Cosponsorships
  8. Agreement Endowing the Leab Awards
  9. Procedures for Organizing and Selecting Preconference Seminars
  10. Past Ad Hoc Committees
  11. Thesaurus Construction and Maintenance Guidelines