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CILIP Rare Books and Special Collections Newsletter Issue 108,  Spring 2018 has now been published. 

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The Library as Classroom: Using Special Collections as Teaching Materials

The RBSCG Annual Study Conference will be held at Downing College, the University of Cambridge, from 5th-7th September 2018.

Delegates are invited to hear speakers from across the country discuss using special collections for teaching across all library environments. Confirmed speakers include Dr Jessica Gardner (University of Cambridge), Siobhan Britton (University of Brighton), Sarah Mahurter (University of the Arts London), Dr Tabitha Tuckett (University College London), Dr Alison Pearn (University of Cambridge), Professor Simon Eliot (London Rare Book School), Dr Niveen Kassem (Newcastle University) and Dr Robin Brooke-Smith (Shrewsbury School) .

Visits will also be organised to the University Library and selected Cambridge colleges. 

The full programme will be available, and booking will open, in May.                    



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The Rare Books Newsletter includes articles, news and reviews, as well as the text of many papers delivered at Group meetings.

From 2009 the newsletter has been available freely via this website.  Archived issues of the newsletter are also available on-line.

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