The annual librarian info session at the American Museum of Natural History is one of my favorite work-related events—it’s useful to hear about new learning opportunities for young adults, and I love the chance to explore new exhibitions, browse the library collections, and catch a brief lecture or two on the museum’s current research endeavors. Today’s agenda included:
- An overview of resources from the AMNH Department of Education & the AMNH Research Library
- A guided tour of the ¡Cuba! exhibit with the AMNH Teaching Volunteers
- Suzann L. Goldberg’s overview of her newest book on scientific collaboration between AMNH and Cuban researchers
- A presentation on biodiversity research (and bats!) by Dr. Angelo Soto-Centeno, who was also a part of the AMNH’s latest research expedition in Cuba
- A visit to the butterfly conservatory!
I also picked up some brochures and fliers on the Saltz internship program for students ages 15-18, the Lang science program for grades 6-12, the after school programs for grades 9-12, and the BridgeUpSTEM Brown scholars program to bring back for the teens at my branch.