Ex Libris Universum

Monday, 23 March 2020

Our Emilio Segrè Visual Archives is a unique collection of photos, but not everyone knows that it also has an associated unique collection of printable coloring pages! 

Please click on the PDFs to print and enjoy these custom coloring pages based on ESVA images: 


Tuesday, 11 February 2020

February Photos of the Month

In the very first weeks filling my new position, AV/Media Archivist, the library received emails from a potential donor of photographs. With the realization that it was now my job to handle things like donations, I responded to the donor- a gentleman named Martin Blustine- with both nervousness and excitement.

Thursday, 30 January 2020

A longer chat with the NBLA librarians

Some of our librarians had even more to say after our staff Q&A earlier this month

Thursday, 23 January 2020

January Photos of the Month

Happy 2020, readers!

Despite the sometimes-negative reputation Wikipedia has as an untrustworthy source that can be altered with misinformation, it is known by many as a fantastic and easily accessible window to vast amounts of knowledge surrounding nearly any topic. Many librarians around the world celebrate Wikipedia and the possibilities it brings to patrons and researchers.

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Meet the NBLA archivists and librarians!

Welcome to a new year of Ex Libris Universum! We’re starting 2020 with a staff Q&A where we answer the questions we know you’ve been anxiously awaiting the answers to. Find out more about each of us in our staff bios!


Why did you become an information professional?

Friday, 20 December 2019

December Photos of the Month

Hello, everyone, and happy December!

American comedian George Burns once said, “happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.” Throughout my childhood and adult life, this time of year has always been about spending time with and thinking of my relatives and loved ones, near and far. So, for our December Photos of the Month, I’ve chosen to explore some images of physicists who saw science as a family affair.

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

The José Fernández Partagás Papers

In August, I began working on our annual archival survey with the other archivists on staff.