RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage – Spring 2024

The Spring 2024 issue of RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage is now freely available online as a full issue PDF and individual articles. Visit the RBM website for complete contents of RBM and its preceeding title Rare Books & Manuscripts Librarianship from 1986 to the present. RBM became an open access journal in Spring 2016.

Editor’s Note

Diane Dias De Fazio. “Editor’s Note.”


Jacquelyn Sundberg and Kristen Howard, “Crafting Connections: Bridging Collections and Communities with Knitting.”

Courtney Becks and Sarah Carter. “‘But I Believe Survival Is Based upon the Many and Not the Few:’ Connecting Librarians and Artists to Build Special Connections.

Hafsah Hujaleh and Jess Whyte. “Narrowing the Lens: Preservation Assessment for Digital Manuscripts.”

Elizabeth Hobart. “Describing Games for Special Collections Libraries.”

Anthology: Papers from “The Power of New Voices”

Anna Opryszko. “Practical Book History: Making an MLIS Practicum Work for Me.”

Louise LoBello. “Overnight College Historian: Historical Whiplash and the Flexibility of New Archivists.

Lia Warner. “Archiving Against Professionalism.”

Anastasia Armendariz. “Feeling What We Teach: Mitigating the Emotional Labor Slide in Affect-Based Instruction.”

Sam Regal. “Artists’ Books and Critical Literacy Pedagogy: Kara Walker’s Freedom: a Fable.”

Ruth Kramer. “The Necessity of Embracing Collection Gaps: Moving Towards Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Collecting.”

RBMS Updates

Sarah M. Horowitz. “Chair’s Note.”

Alison Fraser and Rachel Makarowski. “RBMS 2024 Conference Preview.”


Eliasof, Jane Mitchell. Rebranding: A Guide for Historic Houses, Museums, Sites, and Organizations. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield/AASLH, 2022. Hardcover/Paperback/eBook, 184p. $85/$36/$34. (ISBN: 978-1-5381-4889-1/978-1-5381-4890-7/978-1-5381-4891-4). Reviewed by Mindy Price.

Fox, Adam. The Press and the People: Cheap Print & Society in Scotland, 1500–1785. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020. (electronic book). Reviewed by Marian Toledo Candelaria.