Wednesday, April 16, 2008

From the Preservation Lab

In honor of National Library Week, here's a glimpse at education for library workers in the early 1900's.

This pamphlet from the Massachusetts Agricultural College outlines courses and lectures taking place during the one-week summer session.

With courses such as Agricultural Literature and Public Documents for Small Libraries, Rural Libraries, The Village Library and Foreign Population, and Local History Collections in Town Libraries, this program was designed as outreach and education for rural library workers.

Recently repaired in the preservation lab, this pamphlet received a custom-fitted folder and acid-free envelope to support and protect this item for the future.