More Vintage Library Cards

July 25th, 2016 by Larry T. Nix No comments »

I’ve added a few more items to my collection of vintage library cards which are shown below. For more vintage library cards see a previous post and the page on my website devoted to vintage library postcards. 

Boston Mercantile Library, 1823

New Haven Young Men's Institute, 1879


Milwaukee Public Library, 1901

Stockton, CA Public Library, 1912

Cincinnati Public Library, 1939


Reference Desk Moving / Computer Lab Closing

July 19th, 2016 by Randy Souther No comments »

Construction work in the Reference Room on the 1st floor of the library will begin the morning of Wednesday, July 20th, and be completed before the start of the Fall semester.

Reference Desk Services
During this time, Reference Desk services will move to the 2nd floor group study area, and remain there until construction work is completed.

Reference Room Computer Lab
The Reference Room Computer Lab will be closed during construction. ITS computer labs are available on the 1st floor of the library in the north-east part of the building, and on the 2nd floor along the windows on the north side of the building.

USF students, faculty and staff can also checkout laptop computers at the Access Services desk.


Florence Woodworth and Dewey’s Lake Placid Club

July 19th, 2016 by Larry T. Nix No comments »

I’ve written several previous posts about Melvil Dewey and his Lake Placid Club. I’m writing another one because of the acquisition of a postcard mailed to Florence Woodworth at the Lake Placid Club in 1903 (see above).  Florence Woodworth was one of the female librarians who were closely associated with Dewey throughout his life. Woodworth first came into contact with Dewey as one of the students at the library school he established at Columbia University and which was later moved to the New York State Library in Albany, NY.  Woodworth was employed at the New York State Library in several capacities and held the title of Director’s Assistant for a number of years.  She was a boarder in the home of Dewey and his wife in Albany.  One of her special assignments included serving as one of the librarians for the Woman’s Library at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893.  She was also in charge of creating the ALA exhibit at the Paris Exposition of 1900. Woodworth was a regular guest at the Lake Placid Club created by Dewey and his wife in Lake Placid, New York. Note that the postcard above is addressed to Morningside, NY which is the name that Dewey gave to the side of Lake Placid where the club was located.  Woodworth was a stock holder in the Lake Placid Company, and I have a fragment of a  share of stock in the Company held by her (see below).  Someone evidently cut out the fragment for Dewey’s signature. An interesting account of the history of Lake Placid can be found on this website.  In his biography of Dewey Irrepressible Reformer (ALA, 1996) Wayne A. Wiegand provides an excellent account of the creation and workings of the Lake Placid Club and the Lake Placid Company. 




Florence Woodworth and Dewey’s Lake Placid Club

July 19th, 2016 by Larry T. Nix No comments »

I’ve written several previous posts about Melvil Dewey and his Lake Placid Club. I’m writing another one because of the acquisition of a postcard mailed to Florence Woodworth at the Lake Placid Club in 1903 (see above).  Florence Woodworth was one of the female librarians who were closely associated with Dewey throughout his life. Woodworth first came into contact with Dewey as one of the students at the library school he established at Columbia University and which was later moved to the New York State Library in Albany, NY.  Woodworth was employed at the New York State Library in several capacities and held the title of Director’s Assistant for a number of years.  She was a boarder in the home of Dewey and his wife in Albany.  One of her special assignments included serving as one of the librarians for the Woman’s Library at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893.  She was also in charge of creating the ALA exhibit at the Paris Exposition of 1900. Woodworth was a regular guest at the Lake Placid Club created by Dewey and his wife in Lake Placid, New York. Note that the postcard above is addressed to Morningside, NY which is the name that Dewey gave to the side of Lake Placid where the club was located.  Woodworth was a stock holder in the Lake Placid Company, and I have a fragment of a  share of stock in the Company held by her (see below).  Someone evidently cut out the fragment for Dewey’s signature. An interesting account of the history of Lake Placid can be found on this website.  In his biography of Dewey Irrepressible Reformer (ALA, 1996) Wayne A. Wiegand provides an excellent account of the creation and workings of the Lake Placid Club and the Lake Placid Company. 




ILLiad Service Delay 7-13-16

July 11th, 2016 by joscampi No comments »

toolboxHello ILLiad Users!! Sorry for the late notice but Wednesday night if you’re needing to order any articles or books through your ILLiad account, there will be an interruption in service.

ILLiad is scheduled for a four-hour service interruption on July 13th from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm. We have scheduled this evening enhancement to minimize any inconvenience.

Questions? Email us at [email protected] Thank you!

 


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