The St. Mark’s Library staff welcomes each of you to the Michaelmas 2010 term – we hope that you’ll stop by the Library, introduce yourself and register as patrons.
We will have field trips and workshops throughout the semester, but first – please do join us on Thursday, September 2 at 2:30 pm for Library Orientation in Seabury Auditorium…refreshments provided! (If you absolutely cannot attend the Library Orientation, you can find the PDF of the presentation in the “New Student Materials” tab of the Rookery.)
One of our planned outings will be to the Muhlenberg Branch of the New York Public Library in Chelsea. The NYPL is one of the leading public libraries in the country, and patrons have access to a wealth of information resources through its databases, both within the library and from home. We encourage you to apply online for a library card to take advantage of these resources.
Our institutional neighbor, the Rubin Museum of Art, will host an Icon Conference Friday-Saturday, October 8-9, 2010 in order to mark the opening of Embodying the Holy, their newest exhibition focusing on Tibetan Buddhist imagery and Orthodox Christian icons. The conference itself will consider icons and ritual within the Orthodox Christian, Tibetan Buddhist and Indo-Himalayan cultures. Find out more here and register in advance for only $20 for students!
Before you’re completely immersed in studying and writing papers, be sure to check out the excellent online resources available through the St. Mark’s Library website and take a look at some Anglican-specific links.
Finally, a brief note about some changes in Public Services at St. Mark’s Library – Patrick Slaven has left us for new adventures as Public Services Librarian at Yeshiva University – we’ll miss him, but we’re glad that Patrick isn’t far away and can serve as a resource for Orthodox Judaism in his new role. Please stop by and welcome Mary Robison, our new reference librarian. Mary has worked part-time at St. Mark’s Library for several years, and comes to us with experience as an archivist for the United Methodist Church and a MLIS degree in rare books, special collections and archives. She is enrolled in the MA program at General and attends the Church of St. Mary the Virgin in Manhattan.