MSLIS Monday: New York State Library
Last week, I went to the New York State Library in Albany with a bunch of classmates. When I lived in Oneonta, I went to Albany often and always meant to go to this library, but never made it.
We were incredibly lucky to not only visit, but a full-day experience with speakers and tours of the building. As a library student, it was fascinating to hear from librarians who worked there and see places not normally open to the public.
The library has a few different parts. There is the Research Library, the Division of Library Development and the Talking Book and Braille Library. Also in the building is the New York State Museum, which, unfortunately, we were only able to take a quick run through. I will definitely be going back to view the museum displays and get a more in depth look at the genealogy collection.
Over the next few days I will discuss each part of the library in its own blog posting. Please stay tuned.