History of the Book in Hispanic America, 16th-19th Centuries
California Rare Book School (CalRBS) is pleased to announce that a limited number of scholarship awards are available this year.  A scholarship award covers tuition for one CalRBS course. The recipient is responsible for any other expenses related to the acceptance of the scholarship and attendance at CalRBS. Students who wish to be considered for a scholarship submit a supplemental form, an essay, and a letter of recommendation along with their completed application form. For more information about this scholarship program, please see: http://www.calrbs.org/program/scholarships/

California Rare Book School is a continuing education program dedicated to providing the knowledge and skills required by professionals working in all aspects of the rare book community, and for students interested in entering the field. Founded in 2005, CalRBS is a project of the Department of Information Studies at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. CalRBS is supported by an informal consortium of many of the academic and research libraries and antiquarian booksellers of Southern California.
For more information, course descriptions, and course and scholarship applications, please see: http://www.calrbs.org/
SALALM members may be particularly interested in “History of the Book in Hispanic America, 16th – 19th Centuries,” August 12 – 16, 2013, taught by Daniel J. Slive (Bridwell Library) and David Szewczyk (Philadelphia Rare Books and Manuscripts Company). This course has previously been offered in 2007, 2008, and2012. The course will be based at UCLA.
This course will present a comprehensive introduction to the history of the book in Hispanic America from the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries.  The focus will be on colonial period imprints, ca. 1539 through ca. 1830, produced throughout the region.  Topics will include the introduction and dissemination of the printing press; the elements of book production (paper, ink, type, illustrations, bindings); printers and publishers; authors and illustrators; audiences and market; monopolies; and censors, collectors, and libraries.  Additional selected subjects to be discussed include the art of the Spanish American book (including 19th-century lithography), modern private and institutional collectors, and reference sources.  The course will include first-hand examination of materials in class and field trips to UCLA Special Collections, the Huntington Library, and the Getty Research Institute to view additional rare Hispanic American resources.  Intended for special collections librarians, area studies bibliographers, institutional and private collectors, members of the trade, and scholars with an interest in the region, knowledge of Spanish is not necessary.