2011/2012 Showcase: In the Spotlight
THE ROYAL ONATRIO MUSEUM LIBRARY (ROM)
Thursday February 9, 2012 (1:00-2:00pm)
Illustrating Natural History: Selections from the James H. Fleming Collection
James Henry Fleming (born in Toronto on July 5, 1872; died June 27, 1940) was a distinguished amateur ornithologist who was at the centre of ornithological work in Toronto for many years. He amassed an immense collection of over 32,000 bird specimens and a library of 2,214 books and 10,000 periodical volumes and pamphlets, all of which he housed in a specially built addition to his home at 267 Rusholme Road in Toronto. On his death in 1940, most of his specimens and his books went to the ROM and now forms the nucleus the ROM's Library’s Special Collections.
This will be an opportunity for UTL STAFF to view illustrated works dating to the 1600s, with a special focus on ornithology. This FREE one hour DROP IN SESSION will be conducted by Arthur Smith, Head of the ROM Library and Archives.
Where and when to meet:
Main entrance of the ROM on Bloor Street (please arrive by 12:50pm as we need to be escorted to the library as a group)
The ROM Libary & Archives is located in the Royal Ontario Museum and includes the Main Library & Archives and the H.H. Mu Far Eastern Library. Access to the Main Library and Sackler Reading Room is via the ROM main entrance on Bloor Street.
The ROM has elevators that can be taken to the lst floor of the library is staff have any difficulty witn the stairs.
About the Showcasing the Collection Series
What & Why: Showcasing the Collections is a series of events organized by the libraries Staff Development Committee. The aim is to provide library staff with an opportunity to visit campus libraries and meet fellow colleagues and to examine highlights from their collection(s).
Who is Invited: All University of Toronto Library staff interested in knowing more about our collections.
- Informal Tour: Library & Print Shop of the Massey College Library (Thursday February 9, 2012 & Thursday, November 3, 2011)
- Music Notation from Hildegarde to Stockhausen, Music Library (Tuesday April 19, 2011)
- Treasures from the Libraries of the Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studeies at St. Michael's College (Thursday March 17, 2011)
- Elementary Schools and Teachers in Ontario, 1910-1915 and Today: Collections in the OISE Library (Tuesday February 15, 2011)
- Ice & Snow in the Media Commons Theatre (Thursday January 13, 2011)
- Seasonal Treasures from the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library (Tuesday December 14, 2011)
- Thursday March 9, 2012: Oddities & Curiousities of the University of Toronto Archives & Records (UTARMS)
- T.B.A.: Map and Data Library
Contact the event organizers from the Staff Development Committee; Gail Nichol, Richard Hydal and Scott Hillborn email event organizers