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Limited Registration: Smithsonian Libraries - Ask a Conservator "Materials Matter"

  • 1.  Limited Registration: Smithsonian Libraries - Ask a Conservator "Materials Matter"

    Posted 01-23-2021 12:44
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    Colleagues,   If you are interested in this free program by the Smithsonian Institution (SI) Libraries/Archives, sign up ASAP.  Most libraries have some sort of Rare or interesting books that are perhaps unique.  Sometimes they are in the "back room" on a dusty shelf.  Consider the SI Libraries program.  You may have some books or other materials in your private library.

    I have found the programs provided by the SI Libraries interesting and rewarding for the time invested.  The speakers are people who are experts in their field.

    See attached info for Registration.  Might be tricky to register...other avenues available plus session recorded.

    If registration is closed, and you have an interest in archives, rare books, maps/other materials, you might want to sign up for the SI Libraries Blog and newsletters.


    PS:   Here's some additional information about the merger (see just not corporations!) of the SI Libraries and Archives.  Still a work in progress.

    "Welcome to your Smithsonian Libraries and Archives! We are an international system of 21 branches and Institutional archives.

    Previously two separate entities, the S"mithsonian Libraries and the Smithsonian Institution Archives, we have now joined forces to better serve researchers, curators, educators, and learners of all ages at the Smithsonian and around the world. Our collections include over two million library volumes in subjects ranging from art to zoology. Consisting of more than forty-four thousand cubic feet, our archival records chronicle the growth and development of the Smithsonian throughout its history.

    We are currently working together to integrate our operations. Please visit the Smithsonian Libraries site for more about library collections and services or the Smithsonian Institution Archives site to access archival materials, reference services, and Smithsonian histories."

    Sharon Lenius
    [Federal Librarian - Retired]
    'Tolle Lege!' ('Take up and read')