These are a few of our favorite things…

by Rachelle Hardy

In addition to requests for donations, the Smithsonian Libraries builds its collections through a series of Amazon Wish Lists. The books featured in the wish lists not only fill core research needs for the Libraries, they enhance the collections with materials that may seem peripheral but can be vital to a researcher’s study.

Through the wish lists, the Libraries also brings the input of our donors and patrons into the collection building process. We hope you’ll peruse the wish lists shown here and find that selection which furthers both the Libraries and your own mission for the increase and diffusion of knowledge.

National Air & Space Museum Library Wish List 2012 – http://tinyurl.com/8y8gu9k

Cooper-Hewitt Library Wish List 2011 – http://tinyurl.com/6pahpre

National Museum of African Art, Warren M. Robbins Library – http://tinyurl.com/85n5rvp

National Museum of the American Indian, Vine Deloria, Jr. Library – http://tinyurl.com/7llqkch


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