Rare Books and Manuscript Librarianship

Learn how to preserve and protect rare pieces of history and culture

Do you want to work with rare pieces of history and culture that delight with their depth, breadth, and scarcity?

The Rare Books Specialization will prepare you for a career doing such work. Your core specialization requirements will focus on the development, organization, and operation of rare book libraries and special collections. You’ll continue to hone your expertise as a rare books specialist by choosing from a broad range of electives, including courses in preservation, the history of books and libraries, manuscripts, and more.

This specialization is available to Master of Library Science (M.L.S.) students.