latest Post

A day in the life of a Special Collections Manager

The ALIA Academic & Research Libraries (WA) group is excited to invite you to their next event: A day in the life of a Special Collections Manager!

Date/time: Monday 20th August 2018, 5.15pm for 5.30pm start

Venue: Law Library (building ND13), entrance via Bateman Courtyard.  Closest parking Henry, Croke and Mouat Streets.
The University of Notre Dame, Fremantle 

Registrations and cost:
- ALIA members (incl institutional): $6
- Non-members: $8
- Students: free (but registration is required)

Includes drinks and nibbles
Register and pay online (details to follow once RSVP’d) or pay at the door.

RSVP by 16 August to


1. St John’s Bible: The University of Notre Dame is proud to be hosting a heritage edition of the St John’s Bible until August 2019. Notre Dame librarians will give a short overview on the Bible’s history as the first illuminated Bible created in over 500 years, and highlight some of the stunning artworks within the Gospels and Acts volume. Other rare bibles on loan from the Australian Bible Society are also on display in the Library.

2. Robyn Schofield (Notre Dame): Report back on recent Special Collections training at the University of Virginia. Robyn’s learning focused on the Descriptive Cataloguing of Rare Materials bibliographic standards, and she will share insights gathered for using the ‘hidden’ physical attributes of rare books to enhance records.

3. Deanne Barratt (UWA): As the UWA Library Special Collections Manager, Deanne will describe her role and the skills she uses in her work.

4. Daniel Rozas Nunez (Murdoch): As Coordinator, Special Collections at Murdoch, Daniel will discuss Special Collections development, management and appraisal, preservation and conservation, technology and digitisation, donor and stakeholder relationship and outreach and promotion

All presentations will be approx. 20 minutes with time for questions.

We look forward to seeing you there!

About ALIA West

Recommended Posts × +