With the 2014 Winter Olympics right around the corner, and the foot of snow on the ground here in southern New England, I decided to delve into our collections to create a display highlighting all things winter. I was pleased to discover materials ranging from the early nineteenth century through to the mid-twentieth, chronicling everything from the art in a snowflake to the finer points of curling. Read more
We have now been open at our new temporary location for a little over one month, and the Reading Room has had a number of visitors from around the country and around the world. As a new member of the reference staff I am excited to have the opportunity to learn about the Phillips Library collections both through our researchers and the other staff members. After much discussion with the reference staff it was decided that an exhibit would be a nice addition to our new space.