The Newberry Library Colloquium

Stars of the Stacks
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

4 pm

Towner Fellows’ Lounge

Mira Alecci, Annie Costakis, Kelly Frost, Matt Krc, Bailey Romaine, Megan Samelson, Jeff Schaller, and Amanda Schriver

Have you ever a seen a blur of movement in the halls of the Newberry, there one second and gone the next? Ever see a heavy stack of returned books in the Reading Rooms disappear in the blink of an eye? If your answer is yes, then you have seen proof of the superhuman Newberry employees otherwise known as Library Assistants. Who are these strong, speedy, and extraordinarily detail-oriented people? At this week’s colloquium the Newberry’s Library Assistants will take turns discussing a bit of what they do – from answering reference letters to working on behind-the-scenes stacks maintenance projects. Join us as the Library Assistants shed light on their positions and share some of their favorite items from the stacks including dream guides, adorably tiny miniature books, postcards, and more.

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