Four copies of the paper proposal should be submitted no later than September 1, 1996 to Nora J. Quinlan, Chair, RBMS Preconference Program Committee, c/o Archives and Special Collections, Richter Library, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, 33124-0320 (NQUINLAN@UMIAMI.IR.MIAMI.EDU). Proposals should be no longer than one letter-sized page, double spaced (not to exceed 250 words) and should include a cover sheet with title, author's name and affiliation, mailing address, phone number and e-mail address, if available. Applicants should note if they are a member of RBMS. Faxes and e-mail will not be accepted. Please indicate if the paper has been previously submitted or accepted by any other national or international conference or convention, and, if so, how it has been revised. Final papers should not exceed 3000 words in length or ten double spaced letter-size pages. Speakers will be notified by January 31,1997.
Submissions are encouraged from all interested individuals although priority will be given to proposals from members of the Rare Books and Manuscript Section of ACRL, ALA. Final acceptance of papers will be based on the relevance of the paper to the theme of the Preconference, as well as its originality, currency, and interest to RBMS members.