“Belle da Costa Greene. Morgan Library visionary. One of the most prominent and influential librarians in history. Democratizer of museums. And, until two decades after her death, no one outside her family knew she was passing as white…”
“A group of writers and intellectuals living in what is now Vilnius, Lithuania, risked their lives to save Jewish culture and history. Jon Wertheim reports.”
Check out the free online library history seminars jointly sponsored by the Institute of English Studies, the Institute of Historical Research, the Warburg Institute and the Library & Information History Group of CILIP:
They sound fascinating!
Read about what happened at the SAA’s Archival History Section Meeting on the Archival History News blog at the link above!
Happy Dictionary Day! Like me, you may be wondering how you’ll celebrate this year. Fortunately, Merriam-Webster has several creative ideas on their web site (along with the history of Dictionary Day) ranging from virtual spelling bees, to a resolution to learn a new word each day, to haiku writing. We can also ring in the day with these readings on the history of the renowned reference book and its commemoration:
10 Facts About Webster’s Dictionary for Dictionary Day (Mental Floss)
Become a True Dictionary Buff (Merriam-Webster)
For our October 2022 Member Spotlight, we are pleased to feature Dr. Sterling Joseph Coleman, Jr., Director of Library Services at Clark State College.
Since autumn 2021, we have been working with the University of Oxford and the Centre for Intellectual History at the University of Oxford to put together series of blogs that explore European Parliamentary Culture. The series, built around the ‘Recovering Europe’s Parliamentary Culture, 1500-1700’ project, is focused on the Early Modern period, but blogs have ranged more widely, seeking to bring […]Parliamentary Culture and Library History in Britain — The History of Parliament
We are looking forward to seeing you at our next LHRT Reads book discussion. For the month of October, we are discussing Syria’s Secret Library: Reading and Redemption in a Town Under Siege. We are meeting on Thursday, October 20th, at 7:00 p.m. Eastern time.
Register in advance for this meeting:
Please read Syria’s Secret Library: Reading and Redemption in a Town Under Siege before our meeting. Bring at least one question you’d like to discuss with other group members.
We’ll begin at 7 p.m. sharp, Eastern time. Depending on the number of attendees, we may assign everyone to a breakout room. We have plenty of discussion questions for a thought-provoking conversation.
If you’ve never participated in a book discussion, you might want to read these tips: https://ilovelibraries.org/for-book-lovers/bookclubs/. Also, please be aware that all LHRT events, including LHRT Reads, adhere to ALA’s Statement on Appropriate Conduct, https://www.ala.org/conferencesevents/statement_appropriate_conduct . We expect a lively discussion, but let’s keep it kind.