2021 Course Schedule

In accordance with university policy and LA County restrictions, we’ve made the difficult but necessary decision to transition to 100% virtual learning for our 2021 season.

With this decision, our courses The Renaissance Book, 1400–1650 and Descriptive Bibliography have unfortunately been cancelled. Our other courses offered will proceed as anticipated, however, as faculty have been working hard in the background to plan for this contingency.

Though we regret that we won’t be able to gather in-person, we’re confident that our courses will remain intellectually productive and critically rigorous in our virtual environment. All courses will be a mix of synchronous and asynchronous learning. This approach will preserve the creative and intellectual intensiveness of courses, while also acknowledging the reality of online learning experiences.  

Please bear with us as we finalize these details, and feel free to reach out to Sam Regal, CalRBS Project Manager, with any questions: calrbs [at] gseis.ucla.edu.

*Watch this space for more information about posted courses. 

Week Dates Course Instructor Location Number of Days/Hours Tuition
Week 1
August 2-6 Digital Humanities for the History of the Book Catherine DeRose Online 5 days: 20 synchronous hours, 15-18 asynchronous hours $1,200
August 2-6 Critical Approaches, Zines, and Maker Spaces [NEW] Sean Pessin Online 5 days: 20 synchronous hours, 15-18 asynchronous hours $1,200
August 2-6 Critical Librarianship in Praxis [NEW] Emily Drabinski Online 5 days: 20 synchronous hours, 15-18 asynchronous hours $1,200
August 2-6 Better Teaching with Rare Materials: Critical Approaches Michaela Ullmann Online 5 days: 20 synchronous hours, 15-18 asynchronous hours $1,200
August 2-6 Feminist Bibliography [NEW] Sarah Werner Online 5 days: 20 synchronous hours, 15-18 asynchronous hours $1,200
Week 2
August 9-13 Libraries and Social Justice: Through an Indigenous Lens [NEW] Sandy Littletree Online 5 days: 20 synchronous hours, 15-18 asynchronous hours $1,200
August 9-13 Illustrated Scientific Books in Early Modern Europe Daniela Bleichmar Online 5 days: 20 synchronous hours, 15-18 asynchronous hours $1,200
August 9-13 History, Identification, and Preservation of Photographic Materials Gawain Weaver Online 5 days: 20 synchronous hours, 15-18 asynchronous hours $1,200
August 9-13 Developing and Administering Ethnic and Cultural Heritage Collections Tamar Dougherty Online 5 days: 20 synchronous hours, 15-18 asynchronous hours $1,200
August 9-13 CalRBS Director’s Intensive: Book History and Librarianship through Post- and De-Colonial Lenses [NEW] Robert D. Montoya Online 5 days: 20 synchronous hours, 15-18 asynchronous hours $600
Week 3
August 16-20 Donors and Libraries Susan M. Allen & William P. Barlow Jr. Online 5 days: 20 synchronous hours, 15-18 asynchronous hours $1,200
August 16-20 Global Histories of the Book: Asia/Europe [NEW] Devin Fitzgerald Online 5 days: 20 synchronous hours, 15-18 asynchronous hours $600
August 16-20 Communications and Grant-Writing for Libraries and Special Collections Snowden Becker Online 5 days: 20 synchronous hours, 15-18 asynchronous hours $1,200
August 16-20 Exhibiting Rare Books & Ephemera: Physically & Digitally Marianne Lamonaca Online 5 days: 20 synchronous hours, 15-18 asynchronous hours $1,200
August 16-17 Data Ethics and Activism in Practice [NEW] Stacy Wood Online 2 days: 8 synchronous hours, 2-7 asynchronous hours $475
August 16-19 Principles of Transcription in Rare Book Cataloging Randal Brandt Online 4 days: 15 synchronous hours, 12-15 asynchronous hours $950
August 16-20 Scientific and Secular Manuscripts Melissa Conway and Cynthia White Online 5 days: 20 synchronous hours, 15-18 asynchronous hours $1,200
*Note: UCLA MLIS students can only receive course credit for 5 day courses, as these allow for the necessary number of contact hours. The starred courses are ineligible for course credit.
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