The following announcement may be of interest to readers of this list.

Rare Book School (RBS) is pleased to announce its 2009 course
offerings.  Each year, RBS offers from 20 to 30  five-day, non-credit
courses on topics concerning book history, old and rare books,
manuscripts, and special  collections.  Courses are almost always
limited to 12 or fewer students, who make a full-time commitment to
any course they attend, from 8:30 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.
Classes are held annually at the University of Virginia
(Charlottesville, VA); The Morgan Library &  Museum (NYC); and The
Johns Hopkins University and the Walters Art Museum (Baltimore, MD).

In 2009, these five-day, intensive offerings include the following courses:

1. Electronic Texts & Images, taught by David Seaman, 8-12 June 2009

2. Designing Archival Description Systems, taught by Daniel Pitti,
20-24 July 2009

The educational and professional prerequisites for RBS courses vary.
Some courses are broadly directed toward antiquarian booksellers, book
collectors, bookbinders, conservators, teachers, and professional and
avocational students of the history of books and printing. Others are
primarily intended for archivists and for research and rare book
librarians and curators.

The tuition for each RBS 2009 course is $895. For information about
related expenses, including dormitory and hotel accommodations, see
our recently updated Travel & Accommodations page

Ryan L. Roth
Program Director, Rare Book School
114 Alderman Library, P.O. Box 400103, University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904-4103, +1 (434) 924-8851