Sidney Berger: A Commendation

William Strong

When I first joined the Phillips Library Visiting Committee, the Library was ailing.  Its reputation had, frankly, suffered within the U.S. library community.  We had boots on the ground in the form of an able and dedicated staff, but no general to lead them and to set a vision for what the library could be.  It had the potential to be a world-class library, but to achieve that we needed a world-class librarian.

That is what we found in Sid Berger. Read more

Phillips Library Advent Calendar, December 25

Painting of Ship, British Nation, Christmas Day Off the Five Islands, Painted by H. Noyes Lewis

Painting of Ship, British Nation, Christmas Day Off the Five Islands, Painted by H. Noyes Lewis

Remember the image of the sailor placing a Christmas tree on the mast of a ship, which was the subject of the December 2nd blog?  Well, we have come full circle.  This image depicts a ship fully decked out for Christmas, following the custom of hoisting an array of colorful signal flags amongst the rigging with sails unfurled. Read more