We’re having a blast at the Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting chatting with our fellow archivists and tumblarians and talking all things Othmeralia at our poster session. If you’re at the conference, please swing by the ballroom level and say “hello.” And a question for all the tumblarians out there, near and far: why should archivists and librarians add Tumblr to their social media repertoire? Post your thoughts in the comments below and we’ll share them at the conference.

I was informed that the library does not provide the use of a stapler for the general public. I would like to express my displeasure with such a policy. If there is any way I can be of assistance in helping provide MINIMAL stationary needs, please do not hesitate to inform me.

Complaint letter to the library, found in an old box of files.

Dated: 8/15/78

It’s Monday so I decided to be a little mischievous with this post. lol.

Okay, okay I know this phrase can be misinterpret in a number of ways but what I can say is this we’re a small branch on Staten Island that serves the Dongan Hills community as a whole. How big is your library branch? ;)

Early American Libraries

Heading out to ALA Annual at the end of the week? In celebration of the upcoming conference, Oxford Handbooks Online will be freeing up a new library-related review article every day this week for our favorite tumblarians. We are kicking off today with an article on the history of libraries in early American society.

Check back tomorrow for another article and stop by the OUP booth on Saturday, June 29 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. for a special presentation on the evolution of the Oxford Handbooks program.