Past Events


Is a Rational Discussion of Open Access Possible?

March 10, 2014
Open Access (OA), like every other publishing or distribution model, carries with it both benefits and costs.

Museums, Libraries, and Archives in a Digital Age

January 15, 2014

Adopt-a-Book Evening

January 9, 2014
Please join us for our annual Adopt-a-Book event!  Thursday, January 9, 2014, 6:00 p.m.  The Smithsonian Castle, 1000 Jefferson Drive SW

20th Annual Dibner Library Lecture

December 12, 2013
The Smithsonian Libraries is pleased to present the 20th Annual Dibner Library Lecture: 

Understanding Asian Papers and their Applications in Paper Conservation

October 9, 2013
This unique three day workshop for up to 12 people provides a theoretical and practical understanding of the history of East Asian papers (Chinese, Korean and Japanese) and their applications in Wes

Lecture & Book Signing Featuring Dane Kennedy

September 9, 2013
Location: Library of Congress, Mumford Room

Whale Research at the Smithsonian Past, Present and Future

June 6, 2013
Whale Research at the SmithsonianPast, Present and FutureA symposium associated with the exhibition Whales: From Bone to Book* Thursday June 6, 201310:30 am – 5:00 pm

Unlocking Taxonomic Literature II using Linked Open Data

May 16, 2013
Smithsonian Libraries Presents...Joel RichardUnlocking Taxonomic Literature II using Linked Open Data

Preservation Matters! with Steve Berry

April 24, 2013
Preservation Matters!

Salon Scientifique!

February 16, 2013

Engineering Romance in Late 19th Century Literature, featuring Rosalind Williams

November 28, 2012

Catesby Commemorative Trust Lectures

November 16, 2012

An Evening to Adopt-a-Book

September 13, 2012

Daniel Lewis

May 17, 2012
The Smithsonian Libraries welcomes Daniel Lewis, author of 

Joy Kiser: America’s Other Audubon

May 9, 2012
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