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Instruction & Outreach Services

RMC is open to reading room appointments for the Cornell community beginning October 12 (see details). Please contact us with research and instructional support questions.  We invite you to explore our digital collections and online exhibitions as well.

For the Fall 2020 semester, all instruction in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections will be conducted online.

Our Instruction Librarians are available to assist Cornell faculty and instructors with designing synchronous or asynchronous presentations, research strategy sessions, and associated research assignments that make use of our digital collections for their courses, including selected materials from our physical collections that we scan or image for these sessions.

Our course-related instruction for students at all levels provides an introduction to the study of unique and rare historical documents, including rare books, manuscripts, archives, photographs, and other original artifacts on a wide range of topics.  Our goal is to integrate diverse and inclusive library research strategies with your course learning outcomes and syllabi.

If you would like to schedule a virtual presentation or class session in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections during the Fall 2020 semester, please fill out our instruction request form. One of our subject specialists will respond to your request to work out details and logistics.

For more information about instruction and outreach programs in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, please contact:

Lance Heidig
Outreach and Instruction Librarian