This post was written by Chris Cottrill, head of the National Air and Space Museum Library. November 11, 2013. Today is Veteran’s Day and a federal holiday. For some of us that can mean a chance to sleep-in, run some errands, or have an extended weekend away. But it’s also the one day we should recall those we know or knew that put on the uniform (enlisted or draftee) and served their more »
This post was written Devon Lemire, an intern in the Alberta Smithsonian Internship Program. Thanks for joining us this summer, Devon! My name is Devon Lemire, and this summer I interned with the Libraries’ Office of Advancement for three months. I’m from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (about a six hour drive north of the border with western Montana). I just graduated with my BA Honours in History from the University of Alberta in more »
Join us for a Wikipedia Loves Libraries Editathon at the Smithsonian American Art and Portrait Gallery Library, focusing on American Artists at the World’s Columbian Exposition. This event will include new editor training, an afternoon Editathon, and an evening happy hour. No experience necessary–technical or subject!
This the third and final installment of National Museum of African Art Library volunteer Judith Schaefer’s series on David Livingstone. See Part I and Part II. “In Congo, unrelenting violence” “. . . violence and insecurity have continued to plague eastern Congo . . . groups have sought to gain power and control over the nation’s vast mineral wealth . . . civilians have been raped and killed . . .” The more »
This post is the second in a three post series by National Museum of African Art Library volunteer Judy Schaffer. If you missed the first installment, posted right before our shutdown-induced hiatus, check it out here. “. . . this trade in Hell, this open sore of the world . . .” David Livingstone’s first book, Missionary travels and researches in South Africa, published in 1857, was a huge success, not only more »
The Smithsonian Libraries will be open today for the first time since October 1st. The Smithsonian museums will open today at their usual times and the National Zoo will reopen tomorrow. Please note that the Smithsonian Libraries’ Adopt a Book event, previously scheduled for October 17th, has been postponed. We will let you know when the even has been rescheduled. Stay tuned next week for the continuation of our blog series on more »