In archives and libraries “the stacks” refers to the many resources held by a repository for students and researchers to use. Librarians, archivists, and others work hard to preserve and make these resources and collections accessible and to create a Continue reading A Look Behind the Stacks: Meet the Library with Sarah Gilchrist
Did you know that the Robert L. Bogomolny library offers a list of all of our newest materials? We do! Each month we’ll post an update letting you know about a few select titles, but there are far too many Continue reading New Materials at the Library!!!
Last week I wrote a searching (maybe aimlessly wandering) article in which I tried to figure out what exactly a library is. I didn’t come up with a good answer. But it started me thinking about all the odd collections Continue reading The Mysticism of Record Collection
The National Archives building (via Wikipedia) Throughout my life, I’ve had a bizarre relationship with libraries. Bizarre because, as a child, I didn’t particularly like to read, though, for some reason, I still liked going to the library. I’m sure Continue reading The Problem with What a Library is?
Like much of the world, Langsdale has been bitten by the World Cup bug–which may or may not be the same or similar to those crazy giant moths occasionally flying on the field (or “pitch,” as any self-respecting soccer fan (read: ‘football Continue reading World Cup @ Langsdale
Everyone has trivia knowledge about pop culture, sports, history, fashion, etcetera, but how much trivia knowledge do you have about libraries and books? According to the World Record Academy, the smallest library is located in Cardigan, Canada. It is roughly Continue reading Library Factoids
Something to get you through the week: Mr Bean doing what Mr Bean does, only in a library. For more information on Langsdale’s Special Collections, click here. Or, to read some posts about the things they do, click here.
The National Book Awards for fiction, poetry and nonfiction were announced last night (despite the National Book Foundation’s headquarters suffering significant structural damage due to Sandy) at an event aimed to give the publishing world a new pizazz and relevance. Continue reading News in the World of Books and Libraries
Open publication – Free publishing – More 2012 Find out what Langsdale has been up to for the last year.
I recently read a blog post from the Chronicle of Higher Education about a new twist to roving reference. Roving reference means that a librarian strolls around areas where students are computing answering questions that may arise. While that model Continue reading Paging a Librarian