Susan M. Allen CalRBS Fellowship in History of the Book

On behalf of the Director and Advisory Board, CalRBS is pleased to announce a new annual fellowship in honor of Dr. Susan Allen’s deep, long-term, and continuing contributions to the organization. The Susan M. Allen CalRBS Fellowship in History of the Book will provide an annual scholarship to a participant with especially high promise in book history and/or special collections. 

Since taking the helm of CalRBS in 2011, Dr. Allen expanded CalRBS well beyond expectations and established it as a premier national, and increasingly international, continuing education professional program. Dr. Allen’s vision for the program pushed it into new arenas, expanding it to include a suite of courses in the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as attracting faculty to teach in an increasingly-broad range of topics, including rare books, special collections, archives, digital collections, pedagogy, intellectual property, moving image preservation, and photographic materials description, to name a few. We hope the CalRBS community will join us in recognizing her important work in the fields of special collections, book history, and librarianship.

The fellowship will be awarded once annually, and will be selected from our pool of general scholarship applicants. Scholarship applicants may mention the fellowship in their application materials.