January 12, 2018
Corinne Mona, Library Assistant
Hello again! I will be the first of the assistants to wish our into the stacks tour farewell. It’s been a great pleasure to give you a behind-the-scenes look at my job and to share some of aspects of it that have excited me over the past month and a half.
First we had Dewey Decimal System Day, in which we explored how our system is different:
Next we took a look at the title page of a rare Newton treatise and talked a little bit about how to handle rare books. I often feel in awe of the pieces of history that I come into contact with while on the job!
— Niels Bohr Library (@AIPhistory) December 19, 2017
I followed this up with a fun post featuring two of my favorite book covers ever:
— Niels Bohr Library (@AIPhistory) December 20, 2017
Right before the New Year, I posted a Throwback Thursday picture of our Halloween open house, which was a great time.
— Niels Bohr Library (@AIPhistory) December 28, 2017
Earlier this week I showed you some of my more unexpected library assistant tools: dust brushes!
A bouquet of brushes! Occasionally the books we receive are full of dust. I use these brushes to carefully remove dust from the pages and covers. Dust is not an uncommon problem with books and although it causes extra work, it’s still highly preferable to mold. -Corinne pic.twitter.com/KUrBhC438I
— Niels Bohr Library (@AIPhistory) January 9, 2018
Lastly, we looked at Sam Schweber’s massive book donation, oral history, and photo from the ESVA collection.
We were lucky enough to receive the donation of physicist-turned-historian Sam Schweber’s prolific library - so many books! You can read a transcript of his fascinating oral history here: https://t.co/4IiT74u3bA. The photo is from our ESVA collection: https://t.co/k1cEqSFJ9c pic.twitter.com/8eM8UHrOO3
— Niels Bohr Library (@AIPhistory) January 11, 2018
It has been a true pleasure to share a bit of my library life with you. I will continue to post throughout the year and be sure to look out for Emily’s and Sara’s blog posts coming up later this month!