A number of new staff joined the Smithsonian Libraries in the past year (and we’re so happy to have them!). Meet the new team members who came on board in 2017:
Category: Staff Notes
William Bond Walker, the first librarian of the Smithsonian American Art and Portrait Gallery Library, died on February 22, 2017 at the age of 86. Bill Walker was hired in 1964 to more »
Monique Libby, digital library technician, has been selected by the Association of Research Libraries Committee on Diversity and Leadership as a scholar in the Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce. more »
Congratulations to Leslie Overstreet! The Catesby Commemorative Trust’s The Curious Mr. Catesby: A “Truly Ingenious” Naturalist Explores New Worlds book has been awarded the 2016 Annual Literature Award by the Council of Botanical and Horticultural Libraries. Leslie, Curator of Natural-History Rare Books in the Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History, authored the chapter titled “The Publication of Mark Catesby’s The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands.”
The Smithsonian staff publications below are those that have generated the most media and online activity for 2015. Congratulations to those authors whose work has been picked up by news, bloggers and other social media users and whose ideas therefore are propagated beyond readership of the source publication.
This group was culled from among 1500 publications tracked by the online service, Altmetric and assigned a score based on online attention paid by interested parties. Those with the top 25 Altmetric scores are shown here.
We are pleased to introduce new staff members who joined the Libraries over the last year! Krista Aniel, Management Support Specialist, Administrative Services -Hometown: Jacksonville, FL -Favorite Book: Rebecca by more »