This blog is a companion to my static website The Library History Buff. It has a similar mission - to promote the appreciation, enjoyment, and preservation of our library heritage. The blog format, however, lends itself better to personal commentary and offers the possibility of interactive communication with others with a similar interest in library history. I often post to the listserv of the Library History Round Table of the American Library Association but the audience for that listserv is restricted to members of LHRT. Another downside to posting to the LHRT listserv is that all members of the listserv are involuntarily subjected to my posts, something I occasionally feel guilty about. It puzzles and saddens me that so few in the library community seem to appreciate or even to be aware of the legacy of those who preceded them in the enterprise of managing and facilitating access to library and information services. This blog is my small attempt to increase the appreciation and awareness of our library heritage.
Congratulations December 2014 Graduates!
The Gleeson Library would like to offer you a FREE Gleeson Alumni Library card. Complete the application by March 31st 2015 at: http://www.usfca.edu/library/gradalumnicard/
These Alumni accounts will be valid through December 31, 2015. After which you are welcome to renew at standard Gleeson Alumni rate. Full description of privileges and rates at: http://www.usfca.edu/Library/gateways/Alumni_and_Visitors/
|Detail of postcard showing library|
|Dan on the left, me on the right|
|Lester library postcard collection sorted by state & community ready to load up for the trip to Urbana.|
|Loaded & ready for delivery.|
|Archives Research Center at the Univ. of Illinois, new home to the Lester library postcard collection.|