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Invitation to "It Takes a Village"

    The University of Delaware Library announces the brown bag panel presentation and discussion, “It Takes a Village:  The University of Delaware Library Celebrates the 250th Anniversary of Newark, Delaware” on Monday, March 31, 2008.  Sponsored by the University of Delaware Library Assembly of Professional Staff (UDLAPS) and the Library Salaried Staff Council (LSSC), the event will be held from Noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Class of 1941 Lecture Room in the Morris Library.   The event is open to the public. 

    The University of Delaware has had a significant impact on the town and the Special Collections Department of the University of Delaware Library has strived to document Newark’s evolution through collecting published sources, maps, ephemera, photographs, postcards, and the papers of local families and businesses.

    University of Delaware Library employees have made notable contributions to the celebration of Newark’s anniversary.  Four of these individuals will be discussing the different projects in which they took part.  L. Rebecca Johnson Melvin, Associate Librarian in the Special Collections Department, served as an editor on the recently released book, Histories of Newark: 1758-2008, a project sponsored by the office of the Mayor of Newark.  Theresa Hessey, Library Assistant in the Preservation Department, produced the book, Newark, for Arcadia Press’s “Images of America” series.   Jaime Margalotti, Assistant Librarian in the Special Collections Department, served as co-curator, with Ms. Melvin, of the exhibition, “Little Known Histories of Newark, Delaware: 1758-2008,” which is open to the public through June 20, 2008 in the Special Collections Exhibition Gallery.  Asher Jackson, Pauline A. Young Resident Librarian, produced a video for the exhibition with the assistance of the Student Multimedia Design Center of the University of Delaware Library.

    The electronic library of the University of Delaware Library, which is available 24/7 at [www.lib.udel.edu], provides access for faculty, students, and staff of the University of Delaware to a rich array of online library resources including DELCAT, databases, full-text information, electronic journals and newspapers, Subject Guides to the Internet, the Institutional Repository, and much more.


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