The Newberry Library has announced the appointment of Alice D. Schreyer to the position of Roger and Julie Baskes Vice President for Collections and Library Services. As Baskes Vice President, Dr. Schreyer will oversee the various departments within the Newberry’s Library Services Division, including Collection Services, Conservation, Reader Services, Maps and Modern Manuscripts, and Digital Initiatives and Services, as well as the Collection Development Department.
Newberry readers can now request collection items with the click of a mouse. After creating an account through Aeon, a web-based circulation system that can be accessed at requests.newberry.org, readers will be able to search for materials and submit requests for them seamlessly. This means no more filling out call slips.
The Newberry Library has announced the appointment of D. Bradford Hunt to the position of Vice President for Research and Academic Programs. Dr. Hunt will arrive at the Newberry from Roosevelt University, where he has held a variety of positions as a professor and an administrator since 2001.
Since the Newberry’s centennial year in 1987, the Newberry Library Award has been awarded to individuals who have made exceptional contributions to fields of study related to the humanities, and specifically areas within the scope of the Newberry’s collections.
Chicago history comes alive this March at the Newberry with a series of free “Meet the Author” events. The lectures, delivered by authors of recent work about Chicago, promise to illuminate dark corners of the city’s past and deliver new insights based on popular local lore.
The Newberry has acquired a set of artifacts that may shed new light on the Yalta Conference, the diplomatic gathering of Allied leaders who, in the final months of World War II, established the terms for peace and the new boundaries of postwar Europe.
On Saturday, January 24, Paul Gehl received the American Printing History Association’s annual APHA Award for contributions to the study of printing and printing history. Much of Gehl’s work in these areas has been accomplished while serving as Custodian of the John M. Wing Foundation on the History of Printing at the Newberry, where he has guided the research of scholars and type designers from around the world in addition to producing scholarly work of his own.
The CB&Q records at the Newberry measure over 2,300 linear feet, and include correspondence, reports, maps, blueprints, financial documents, advertising materials, photographs, and other items documenting the history of the railroad company. Accessible through standard archival web-based inventories and catalog records, the collection is now also illuminated by a subject web gallery: CB&Q: Building an Empire.
Filling out individual call slips, by hand, in order to request materials from the Newberry’s collection will soon be a thing of the past. Starting May 1, Newberry readers will be able to reserve collection items with a simple click of the mouse.
A number of streets surrounding the Newberry will be closed for the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival Saturday, November 22. Please review the complete list of street closures below, and plan your travel accordingly.
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