Special Collections

The Special Collections Interest Group (SCIG) promotes the interests of and the sharing of information and experience among librarians and archivists concerned with the acquisition, organization, security, preservation, administration, and use of special collections. Special collections include rare books, archives and manuscripts, graphic materials, and ephemera.

Steering Committee

  • Patrick Milas, Chair
  • Liz Leahy
  • Chris Anderson
  • Lyle Buettner
  • Jane Elder
  • Armin Siedlecki

SCIG Bylaws

The purpose of the Special Collections Section is to foster the recognition, preservation, and appreciation of the enduring value in our special collections for the purposes of research, education, and history.

The currently organized group presents the following plan for its own rules of governance.

There shall be a steering committee consisting of four members. These shall consist of the chairperson or convener, a co-convener, and two members at large.

The terms of office for each shall be one year (from one annual meeting until the next). Normally the co-convener shall follow the convener in office and without further election. The other members, as indeed the convener also when a special election is required, shall be elected by a simple majority of those full or retired members attending the annual business meeting. Nominations and/or volunteers will be accepted by the assembled group at the annual meeting or by written request posted to the convener at least thirty days in advance of the annual meeting.

It shall be the business of the convener to conduct the business of the section, to issue reports, to plan a yearly budget request and, in consultation with the other members of the steering committee, to plan each annual meeting.

Contact 

E-mail questions to the Member Programs Department at memberrep@atla.com 

SCIG Discussion List

This electronic discussion list serves those who are interested in the work of ATLA's Special Collections Interest Group. The Special Collections Interest Group promotes the interests of and the sharing of information and experience among librarians and archivists concerned with the acquisition, organization, security, preservation, administration, and use of special collections. Special collections include rare books, archives and manuscripts, graphic materials, and ephemera.

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