ATG People in the News 10/4/17

Matthew Harp, Joanne Paterson Named Visiting Program Officers for SHARE Humanities Project “The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has appointed Matthew Harp and Joanne Paterson as visitin...

ATG Quirkies: Isn’t Every Day Coffee Day?

Coffee aficionados will love this post from Mental Floss.  It features 16 Quick Coffee Facts for National Coffee Day that can be shared with your fellow imbibers next time you visit the local Starbuc...

ATG Book of the Week: American Libraries 1730-1950

Title: American Libraries 1730-1950 Author: Kenneth Breisch Hardcover: ISBN: 978-0-393-73160-6, $75 Imprint: New York: Norton, 2017 “An expansive overview of our storehouses of knowledge, from ...

ATG Conferences, Meetings, & Webinars 9/27/17

Professional Growth & Development Opportunities by: ARL; ALA; Amigos SPEC Survey Webcast on Diversity and Inclusion—Register by October 4 The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is offering a...

ATG Quirkies: Soldiers and their Softcovered Books

This post in Atlas Obscura by Cara Giaimo makes for compelling reading. It tells the story of how books designed for soldiers’ pockets changed publishing forever . According to Ms. Giaimo “thes...

ATG News & Announcements 9/26/17

arXiv Announces Launch of the “Economics arXiv”;  *GPO and LC Release Digitized Bound Congressional Record for the 1920s Now Available Online;  *Nominations sought for ALCTS 2018 HARRASSOWITZ Award f...

ATG Quirkies: Paperweights Make a Comeback

The Surprising History (and Future) of Paperweights is an intriguing post from the Paris Review that describes a visit to the inaugural show at Fisher Parrish Gallery. The show featured “a coll...

ATG Quirkies: Tattoo You: Can Tattoos Be Copyrighted?

It looks like we’re going to be getting another landmark copyright decision pretty soon. At issue: Can a tattoo on human flesh be copyrighted?    According to this post by David Kravets in Ars ...

ATG Conferences, Meetings & Webinars 9/21/17

Professional Growth and Development Opportunities Acquisitions Institute Timberline Lodge Harvard Institutes: JSTOR: ACRL / Choice Webinars 2018 Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge Dates: Satu...

ATG Quirkies: Next Time You’re in New York

Writing for the gothamist.com, Rebecca Fishbein offers some guidance that any librarian visiting the Big Apple will appreciate. She provides a list of Best Bars In NYC Where You Can Read In Peace. Ms...