CUA SLIS 2011 Students Tour

19 students and their two instructors from the Catholic University’s Art and Museum Libraries Institute were treated to a tour of the Museum Support Center (MSC) and the National Museum of American Indian’s Cultural Resources Center (NMAI/CRC).

New and Notable—National Museum of the American Indian Library

Here are selected new books from the National Museum of the American Indian Library.

NMAI Library hosts Grad Students

On the afternoon of April 8 the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) Librarian, Lynne Altstatt, provided a tour for a group of thirteen recently graduated students from the Emporia State University’s School of Library and Information Management and three faculty members.

New and Notable—National Museum of the American Indian Library

Here are selected new books from the National Museum of the American Indian Library.

“Topping off” in Suitland

Twenty students and two instructors from the Catholic University of America‘s (CUA) School of Library and Information Museum Libraries Institute were hosted by the Smithsonian's two libraries in Suitland, Md. on July 27th. The tour lasted from 10:00am to 4:00pm. A similar tour has been hosted in past years, to rave reviews. The tour began at the Museum Support Center (MSC) and its library. MSC librarian Gil Taylor outlined where the tour was to take place in the vast building, and explained how the library serves its users from varied disciplines. Then, Lisa Palmer, museum specialist from the Fishes Division, guided the group through a fascinating visit through the newish Pod 5 and its huge “wet” collections. Of special interest to the class was how numerous specimen jars are routinely “topped off” and the revealing of a prehistoric-looking coelacanth specimen. Next, the class was escorted through the Museum Conservation Institute (MCI) by MCI technical information specialist, Ann N’Gadi. A number of MCI labs and their complex instrumentation were shown, and more »

Women’s History Month: The Libraries & the Smithsonian Women’s Committee

Over 500 titles added to the National Museum of the American Indian Library collection through the generosity of the Smithsonian Women’s Committee . . . Last Spring the National Museum of the American Indian Library received a grant from the Smithsonian Women’s Committee to process 500 titles from a major gift of approximately 15,000 volumes from Dr. H. Paul and Mrs. Jane Friesema from the Chicago area. Paul Friesema has been a member of Northwestern's political science department and an IPR faculty fellow since 1968. He has a PhD in political science from the University of Iowa (1968) and a JD from the Detroit College of Law (1961). He was policy studies director of The Institute of Ecology (TIE), a university research consortium, from 1980 to 1981 and taught at both the University of Michigan and the University of Iowa. Much of his recent work has focused on the politics and policy issues arising from the environmental assessment process, including examining how the assessment process can be incorporated into land use more »

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