Entries by Laura Blanchard

PACSCL Welcomes the Curtis Institute of Music

The PACSCL Board of Directors accepted the membership application of the John de Lancie Library and Curtis Archives of the Curtis Institute of Music in early May 2018 , welcoming the organization as its thirty-eighth member. “The Curtis Institute of Music ranks among the finest of American conservatories, and we look forward to PACSCL programs […]


Building Digital Collections: From Project to Plan to Program

A one-day event, Friday, January 22, 2016. The Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Libraries – Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center For PACSCL member libraries, the creation and maintenance of digital collections  is becoming an integral part of library operations. In this one-day event, members will share information on how […]


Teaching with the Good Stuff

Teaching with the Good Stuff: Educational Strategies for Archives, Libraries, and Museums Event schedule, some presentations, Live Notes here:   http://teachwithstuff.org/philly2014/ [An old event, but worth reviewing for the wealth of information.] Event Date: Thursday, November 20, 2014 Time: 12:30pm – 5:00pm Location: University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Kislak Center, located on the sixth floor of Van […]


PACSCL General Meeting Archives: Organizations for Special Collections Professionals

Fifty staffers from PACSCL member libraries gathered at the Academy of Natural Sciences Library on February 6, 2013 to learn about four emerging organizations for special collections professionals. Information on these organizations is being maintained on the site to assist area professionals in identifying organizations with related aims. ARCHIVISTS BEING AWESOME is a new series of […]


Hidden Collections Revealed: Behind-the-scenes on the Belfield Papers

(Update: processing is now complete for the second phase of the Hidden Collections project. View finding aids here.)  Belfield, a historic home once occupied by famed Philadelphia painter Charles Willson Peale and his family, was also home to descendants of several of Philadelphia’s most prominent families until the late 20th century. The papers — totaling more […]


Join or Die: Collaboration in Special Collections

In June 2010, PACSCL welcomed more than 400 members of the Rare Books and Manuscript Section (RBMS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association, to Philadelphia!  Collaboration was the conference theme, and PACSCL’s 25 years of cooperation was one of the models examined.  Events took place at […]