And Our Next Virtual Exhibit Is…

Enjoy the latest submission to our new column dedicated to virtual exhibits of library history:

Serving Students: A History of Milner’s Library (Illinois State University)

By Angela Bonnell

Click and scroll down the page to learn more about Ange. V. Milner, a forward-thinking librarian who integrated her library into the college curriculum and created a tradition of displaying student work in the library!

History of National Library Week

This week is National Library Week in the United States. Here’s some links about the history of this event to help celebrate!:

National Library Week: How ALA’s Annual Advocacy Event Got Started (Wayne A. Wiegand, American Libraries)

National Library Week: “For a Better-Read, Better-Informed America” (Lydia Tang, American Library Association Archives Blog)

National Library Week – A Philatelic Tribute (Larry Nix, Library History Buff Blog)

Public Libraries, Public Input: How Citizens’ Comments Can Inform Public Library Architecture (PLATFORM)

Check out this excellent article from Dr. Maxi Schreiber, Architectural Historian, about the Chicago Public Library’s campaign to encourage citizen feedback about the design of a new public library building:

A unique story of a library engaging its public!