Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Philatelic Libraries Celebrate Anniversaries

Round-Up reader Larry T. Nix reports the Special Libraries Association will be celebrating its centennial in 2009.

Larry says, "One of the most unusual types of special libraries is the philatelic library. Philatelic libraries, which are few in number, range from small volunteer run libraries to libraries connected to some of the largest cultural institutions in the world."

According to Larry, in 2008 three of these libraries celebrated significant anniversaries. The American Philatelic Research Library (APRL) which is affiliated with the American Philatelic Society celebrated its fortieth anniversary. The Rocky Mountain Philatelic Library (RMPL) celebrated it 15th anniversary, and the National Postal Museum Library also celebrated its 15th anniversary.

Incidentally, Larry has accepted to edit a column on the activities of philatelic libraries in the Philatelic Literature Review, a publication of the APRL.

Larry's also got a terrific new blog called The Library History Buff. Click here to check it out.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM