Smuggling Timbuktu’s Libraries: Preservation and Protecting Manuscripts Against Human Threats

By Unknown author - EurAstro : Mission to Mali, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8654070 Today I'm sharing a short paper I wrote for my preservation class on Timbuktu's libraries. It's basically presented here in its original state except for some images that I've added. For the class we were instructed to research a library disaster and the response … Continue reading Smuggling Timbuktu’s Libraries: Preservation and Protecting Manuscripts Against Human Threats

Why Do Libraries Get Rid of Books?

This is an example of a weeded book from Awful Library Books There is always a lot of controversy when public libraries (or really any libraries) get rid of books. In 2015, the Berkeley Public Library chief resigned due to controversy over weeding books. This was due largely to his behavior and attitude around removing … Continue reading Why Do Libraries Get Rid of Books?

5 Bucket List Libraries to Dream About Visiting

One of the worst parts of the pandemic for me has been the limitation on travel and even travel planning. I apparently spend a lot of time researching and planning travel, even for short trips, and all that has been put on hold. My husband and I are really privileged that being cooped up in … Continue reading 5 Bucket List Libraries to Dream About Visiting

The Library of Congress or the Best Thing in Washington D.C.

I apologize (again) for being MIA last week. My fiance and I were in Washington D.C. visiting one of my best friends, and blog posts sort of took a back seat. If I'd been better prepared, I would have scheduled them, but I'm not that good. Since we spent the better part of five days … Continue reading The Library of Congress or the Best Thing in Washington D.C.