Thursday, 8 December 2011

We're back!

After a long hiatus, the Library has returned to the world of blogging! What have you missed?

  •  The Library now shares the third floor (and the circulation desk) with the Institute of Historical Research Library, who have temporarily relocated here while their premises in the North Block are being refurbished. Their collection and staff are housed in what was previously the Senate House periodicals section, next door to us.
  • The common room is now being used as a space for Senate House meetings and conferences. However, two new common rooms are available on either side of the ground floor of Senate House, conveniently next door to the café.
  • Late Antique and Byzantine periodicals have been moved to their own dedicated section, adjacent to the books on these topics.
  • The heating in the archaeology room is currently being improved.
  • Our previous graduate trainee, Alice Milner, has finished her year at the library and is now pursuing a career in publishing with Penguin. A new trainee, Hannah Dingwall, who studied Literae Humaniores at the University of Oxford, started in August. We have also gained a new shelving assistant, Geri van Essen, last year's graduate trainee at the Institute of Historical Research, who is working with us while studying for an MA in the History of the Book with the Institute of English Studies at the University of London.
  • The Library has a new furry friend...a mouse displaced by the renovation of the lifts! We've since repatriated him into the wild.
We named him "Minimus".
  • And, of course, we have lots of new material, including new exchanges of Michmanim,  Archeologia in Liguria, Studi Ellenistici, Japan Studies in Classical Antiquity, Archaiologiko Ergo Kretes, and Histria Antiqua. If you want to find out more about the new books and materials that we have acquired, you can have a look at our acquisitions page.
Stay tuned for further updates about the library, collections and Classics!

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