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An appropriation-friendly, image-rich, experimental research library. Independent and open to the public.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Too busy to blog

That's the truth. For the past six weeks, we've been working almost every day to organize the shelves, categorize and box ephemera, and weed duplicates and material inconsistent with our collection policy. Though this activity will continue throughout the summer, the library looks very different than it did just a few months ago, and it's become more coherent, friendlier and less cluttered.

We've had the great pleasure of working with our summer intern Jeremy Blatter, who comes to us from Sarah Lawrence College (and, most recently, a year at Central European University in Budapest). Jeremy's helped us sorting ephemera and with the long-deferred project of organizing Row 4 (television, film, radio, communications, telegraphy, telephony and computers). Jeremy punctuates his work with period of reading and research, and seems to have found many items that will be useful in his own academic work.

We're also delighted to have the assistance of a new volunteer, Pamela Jackson, who brings an MLIS plus vast experience in the used and rare book trade. In a few short days her sweeps through several sections have resolved vexatious issues of arrangement, crowding and conservation.

Welcome and grateful thanks to both.