Tuesday, July 24, 2012

RBS in the NYT!

Jennifer Schuessler, a reporter for the New York Times, spent some time at Rare Book School earlier this month, and the result is "Peering Into the Exquisite Life of Rare Books." The piece manages to capture the RBS experience well: Schuessler describes an "atmosphere that combines the intensity of the seminar room, the nerdiness of a 'Star Trek' convention and the camaraderie of a summer camp where people come back year after year." She's careful to note that RBS "fills an important intellectual niche, teaching skills and knowledge that have been orphaned by increasingly technology-minded library schools and theory-oriented literature departments."

I don't want to excerpt the article to pieces, so just go read the whole thing. And then, as they say, "share widely."

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