you don’t have to wear white gloves: critical approaches to rare books

53-catwearingtophat
From Kittens and cats : a first reader / by Eulalie Osgood Grover (1911)

53rd chat, Monday March 7 2016: you don’t have to wear white gloves: critical approaches to rare books

Moderated by @ForgetTheMaine
Storify by @violetbfox

Suggested readings:

Discussion questions:

  • Q1. Tell everyone about your experience with rare books, if any. Were you allowed/encouraged to handle the materials? #critlib
  • Q2. What can rare book librarians do to break down barriers between repositories and the communities they serve? #critlib
  • Q3. What do we need to collect to ensure that rare books is more than old white texts? #critlib
  • Q4. Can rare books be critical or radical? Can they be separated from capitalistic value? #critlib