SPEAKER | Ben Albritton, Rare Books Curator for the Department of Special Collections, Stanford Libraries

A Virtual Showcase of Rare Books and Special Collections Materials

LIVE SCREENING WITH Q&A: October 18th, 2020 from 1:30 – 2:15 PM PST


As Rare Books Curator, Benjamin Albritton focuses on enhancing, enlarging, and celebrating the Rare Books and Early Manuscripts collections of the Stanford University Libraries. Working with curatorial colleagues across many different departments in the library, he aims to provide support to Stanford faculty and academic programs using Special Collections materials, and to raise awareness of the collections amongst research communities around the world. Ben is passionate about the use of Special Collections materials in teaching, and works closely with faculty and students in class sessions and research projects. In order to connect more researchers with our materials, he is also eager to work with colleagues in the library to provide digital access to more and more of our primary source materials. In his talk for BABA, Ben will share about his role, and will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at some of the treasures that he works with on a daily basis.

Below is a recording of the Q&A from our live session:

This virtual event was made possible by BABA members volunteering their time. Please consider making a donation if you have enjoyed our program. Thank you!

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