Palmer Interns’ Work Part of Archives Week at American Museum of Natural History

Wow. Isn’t this nice?

Subject: Exploring the American Museum of Natural History Archives: New York Archives Week, Sunday, October 5

Hello Alice,

We are having an archive event that highlights the work done by many of your interns. Could you please post this to the list serve?

Thank you!

Rebecca Morgan
Project Archivist: Department of Library Services
American Museum of Natural History
Hidden Collections: stories from the archive

Exploring the Museum Archives: New York Archives Week

Sunday, October 5
Noon-5 pm
Free for Members or with Museum admission
Timed tours; to register, call 212-769-5200
Please use the 77th Street entrance and meet in the Grand Gallery.

Celebrate New York Archives Week by coming to the Museum Library to discover the Museum’s rich history of scientific exploration around the world. Rarely seen collections of field notes, films, photography, artwork, and memorabilia will be on display to tell the hidden stories behind the museum’s world-famous dioramas and exhibitions. Watch early moving-image footage from historic Central Asiatic Expeditions to Mongolia, in which a team led by Roy Chapman Andrews discovers the first dinosaur eggs, or browse the original landscape studies painted in the field during Carl Akeley’s perilous expeditions to Africa. The Library staff will explain how these one-of-a-kind objects are cared for and give hands-on demonstrations of the new Digital Special Collections, an online endeavor to make the Library’s extensive image collection available for research and reference.

This event is part of the New York Archives Week, which runs October 5–11, 2014, an annual celebration aimed at informing the general public about the diverse array of archival materials available in the metropolitan New York region.


Invitation to Palmer Students

The Palmer School is excited to announce that we are expecting a visit from our professional organization, the American Library Association, for continued accreditation, on October 5, 2015. The faculty and staff of the Palmer School are preparing a Plan for the Program presentation and are embarking on a self-study of all the components of the Palmer Program. We would like to invite students to join us and serve with faculty on various committees to give their input as we review:
Mission, goals and objectives
Student experience
Physical resources and facilities

In addition, we are forming a Student Advisory Council whose task will be to review the Palmer experience and advise the faculty on student issues.

Please let Dr. Baaden know if you are interested in joining with the faculty on this endeavor. We really need your input as the work we do here at Palmer is for you as you embark on a career as a librarian, information specialist, or archivist.

Contact Dr. Baaden ASAP by emailing her at: or calling her office at 516 299 3818 if you have any questions – and if you will join us as we review the Palmer “experience.”

Thank you – and I hope to see you all soon!

Dr. Bea Baaden
Palmer ALA Liaison

Palmer Manhattan Information Sessions

We’ll be holding information sessions for prospective Palmer students here in Manhattan at NYU’s Bobst Library on the following dates:

Tuesday, Oct. 7
Wednesday, Nov. 5
Monday, Dec. 8

All sessions will be held from 6-7 pm on the 2nd floor in the Avery Fisher Center. Hope to see you there!

Fall 2014

Please be sure to check the Fall 2014 link on this blog for details on Post, Manhattan and Brentwood classrooms, textbook requirements, ID’s, and so on. These pages will be updated as classrooms, textbooks, etc., are posted, so check back frequently!

Did you know?

Did you know that we keep copies of course evaluations at all of our locations? If you need help deciding on a course, drop by and read some comments from students who have previously taken the course. The concentrations page on this blog fully describes our concentrations and their recommended/required courses.

Fill out an advising worksheet to help track your progress! Page 2 has course recommendations for Archives and Records Management and Rare Books and Special Collections.

If you want general advice on which courses are best to take based on your current interests, please make an appointment with an advisor!