Written by: Gabrielle S. Bates After a day of heavy rain, the air carries a scent of renewal and refreshment. Petrichor is the combined smell of plant oils, bacteria, and ozone. Our sense of smell can stir up memories, like an event, a childhood candy, or the scent of a Read more…
Written by: Gabrielle S. Bates Special Libraries arise from passion. A passion to preserve, contribute to history, or share and bond with others. The Michelson Cinema Research Library was born from one couple’s passion. Harold Michelson was a storyboard artist and production designer. His wife, Lillian, was a film researcher. Read more…
Written by: Gabrielle S. Bates Earlier in the Fall, Jordan Burghardt chatted with the SJSU Special Libraries Student Chapter. Currently, Jordon Burghardt holds the title of Director of Engagement for SLA. She began the interview by defining special libraries. Burghardt describes them “as any entity that isn’t a public facing Read more…
Written by: Marisa Lee Our Fall 2022 program focus on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives in libraries continued on October 17 with a conversation with SJSU iSchool faculty member, Dr. Michele Villagran, whose research centers on cultural intelligence, diversity and inclusion. In 2014, Dr. Villagran founded CulturalCo, LLC, a Read more…
Written by: Gabrielle S. Bates During the Great Depression, married women were forbidden from employment in 26 states. During this time, women working outside the home contributed to eradicating family values. This changed in the 1940s due to WWII when the supply chain stopped running smoothly. WWII birthed the iconic Read more…
Written by Ghoul-brielle S. Bates Pumpkin lattes are steaming, sweaters are being dusted off, the leaves are changing colors and the temperatures have begun to drop (except in California). Now that it’s Fall, some of us are preparing for Halloween celebrations. In case you need a little inspiration, let’s take Read more…
The rumored White House vinyl record collection does exist!
Farewell to the blog team…and a huge thank you!
History is in the ingredients.
Still unsure about how to seek opportunities? Listen to Deb Hunt.
A place for cartoon preservation!
Denver is abundant with history!
It’s movie time…library style!
Dancing, comedy, drama….burlesque!
The history of California in one room.
Fabrics and designs galore!
It’s a zoo library safari!
Houston we have a … Star Party!
Need advice about the MLIS program? Our graduating SLASC members are here to give you advice!
November is here, and do you know what that means? It’s Dinovember! Military libraries like the Combat Center Library and Shadow Mountain Branch Library in 29 Palms, California, are celebrating the fun and awesomeness that comes from dinosaurs!
Take a look at some of the groundbreaking and historic women who have made a lasting impact in special libraries.