Daily Archives: May 2, 2009

Welcome to The Field Museum Library

flower-children.jpgChicago’s Field Museum Library has joined Flickr Commons!

From their profile:

The Field Museum is an educational institution concerned with the diversity and relationships in nature and among cultures. It provides collection-based research and learning for greater public understanding and appreciation of the world in which we live. Its collections, public learning programs, and research are inseparably linked to serve a diverse public of varied ages, backgrounds and knowledge.”

“The formation of The Field Museum Library’s collections began in 1894 with initial transfers of books from the libraries of various departments of the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893. Currently, the Library serves the Museum’s staff, visiting scholars and the general public.”

So spend the rainy weekend perusing their photos at http://www.flickr.com/photos/field_museum_library/. And if you need to see a few flowers, check out the “Flower Children” set!