This post was written by Lilla Vekerdy, Head of Special Collections. On June 24, 2013, The Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology hosted a group from a national society interested in a special topic, steam vessel navigation. The Steamship Historical Society of America requested a rare book display and presentation following the encouragement of Brent Dibner, who is a Board Member of the association and knows about the Library’s more »
This post was written by Dave Opkins, Administrative Projects Specialist. On Monday, June 24, 2013, our Anthropology librarian, Maggie Dittemore hosted the Wallaby class (a group of three and four year olds) and their teachers from the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center (SEEC). My daughter is one of the students in the class, and I had the job of escorting the class to the library via the Anthropology Department’s maze of hallways, cases, more »
The following post was written by Development intern Tatum Lindsay. Tatum first joined us last summer and explains why she was eager to come back to the Libraries and build on that experience. A lot of people ask me why I chose to come back to the Smithsonian as an intern. Isn’t once enough? Don’t I need more diverse experience for my infant college resume? What is the point of doing the more »
Inspired by the launch of the Digital Public Library of America, BBC News reporter Jane O’Brien wanted to get the scoop on physical libraries versus digital libraries. Watch her interview our Director Nancy Gwinn, who brought out a handwritten letter by Galileo at the Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-22487289
The Biodiversity Heritage Library for Africa (BHL-Africa) officially launched during a ceremony hosted by the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) at the Pretoria National Botanical Garden in Pretoria, South Africa on April 15.
Please join us for: “Whale Research at the Smithsonian Past, Present and Future” Thursday June 6, 2013, 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
The Smithsonian Libraries hosted an afternoon program titled Preservation Matters! on April 24 in the S. Dillon Ripley Center. This event was in conjunction with the American Library Association’s National Preservation Week (April 21-27).