Cites & Bytes @ Bailey

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

"Girls' Day at the Rock"

Britney, Bailey, Danielle and Hannah visited Bailey Library on April 14th as part of the SRU President's Commission on the Status of Women "Girls on the Move" program. The eight year olds went on a library tour ("We never knew the library was so big!"), looked up countries in an Atlas, tried out a microfilm viewer and ended up in the Instructional Materials Center to play a word game. A fun experience for all....

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Literature Scholars Rejoice

Researchers at the National Archives recently discovered a treasure trove of handwritten documents--penned by no other than Walt Whitman when the poet was a lowly government clerk. From the middle of the Civil War through 1875, he worked in various government offices and left behind more than 3000 documents--primarily copies of official correspondence that, as a clerk, he was charged with reproducing. No Xerox machines or word processing in those days! Many, though, are now being digitized and can be viewed on the National Archives site.

And you thought government documents were boring!

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Pennsylvania Census Data

Remember when you answered all those questions on your census form? The results are in--check out the data for Pennsylvania here. Results for the rest of the country are available at the Census site.

Friday, April 01, 2011

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LIBRARY OF CONGRESS.... The world's largest library in Washington D.C. (home to about 145 million books) celebrates it's 211th birthday this month. Visit it at or attend the 11th annual National Book Festival, which will be held on September 24th & 25th this year and is sponsored by the Library of Congress.