Seminar: Succession Planning for Rare Materials Cataloging
Sponsored by: Bonhams
As the “baby boomer” generation of catalogers begins to retire, a wealth of deep knowledge and experience in rare materials cataloging is at risk of being lost. What are institutions doing now to make sure the needed expertise is being passed on to the next generations? What metrics are needed to make the case to administrators to fill vacated positions? How will smaller institutions that may not even have a full-time rare materials cataloger cope? What skill set is needed for a 21st century cataloger? The session will feature three speakers, offering a variety of perspectives: an instructor of rare materials cataloging, an administrator in a special collections cataloging department, and a working rare materials cataloger.
Moderator: Linda Isaac, University of Miami
Colleen Barrett, Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts
Lori L. Dekydtspotter, Indiana University Bloomington
Deborah J. Leslie, Folger Shakespeare Library