Patron Recap 2015

2015 reading room visits by location.

2015 proved to be an exciting and innovative year in the Phillips Library reading room.  The above map is a representation of at least one in-person visit from 195 cities worldwide.  Researchers came from down the street to down under, researching topics ranging from the historical, to the literary, to the scientific.  In our second full year open in our Peabody location we continue to be utilized by the scholarly and public community alike. Read more

New Frontiers on the Old Frontier: ARLIS/NA 2015

Fort Worth Conference Tote Bag and Program

Art Libraries Society of North American Conference, 2015. Photo by Catherine Robertson/PEM.

It was 6:10am on a cold, windy Thursday morning in Boston, Massachusetts when my plane took off for Fort Worth, Texas and my first ever ARLIS/NA (Art Libraries Society of North America) national conference.  This was also my first foray into the great state of Texas, land of Southern hospitality and all things cowboy.  I had been looking forward to this trip since its planning inception in September, 2014 and could hardly believe that the day had finally arrived. Read more