This post was contributed by Michael O’Connor, contract cataloger. Directly across the street from DC’s Union Station is the spectacular 1914 neoclassical structure that houses the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum (NPM). Since July of 2013 I have worked as a project cataloger on NPM Library’s Small Journals Project, an effort to catalog thousands of rare periodicals from the 1800s to the present.
The Libraries welcomes new library technician Alex Edezhath! Alex’s position is in the original cataloging division. His primary duties included checking in and adding serials, managing the catalog records of serials, and assisting with Smithsonian Research Online.
The Libraries staff has (almost) completely moved into our new swing space. A few stray binders, a shelf or two of books, and other miscellaneous pieces aside, we are officially done.