Hello, there. This is the place where I collect things that I enjoy. I hope you get some enjoyment out of them, also.
It hasn’t even been a full day, and yet the librarians of tumblr have been to the rescue.
I put out my query concerning illuminated manuscripts concerning the life of Joan of Arc this morning, which several of you (Hi, Colleen!), were generous enough to circulate.
AngryChocolateFiend provided me with this clue:
…which led me to this image/blog:
…which led me to this highly specific wikipedia page that I probably should have checked first (I didn’t know it was there!)
…which led me to WorldCat (/siiigh./ I love WorldCat)
…which led me to discover that a portion of the manuscript in question (although not the Joan of Arc Page itself) is actually in the hands of the Newberry Library! How cool is that??
All this to say, you, tumblarians, are the lights of my life. I literally dreamt up a thing, and you helped me find it IN REAL LIFE.
I’m super pumped to be one of your kind one day soon, but until then, you’re all my favorite superheroes and superheroines
I have a very exciting meeting in a few hours with an art librarian at a major Chicago museum, and I have a lot of questions for her, but what I’m wondering is:
What do you wish people would ask you about working in a library? This is particularly a special collections place, but patron services are never not relevant. We’ve been trying to get this meeting set up since May so I want to use this time as best I can.
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR ALL YOUR HELP.
Tumblarians never disappoint.