Press Releases


Biodiversity Heritage Library Adds Washington University as New Member

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 12:00pm

The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL), headquartered at the Smithsonian Libraries, welcomes Washington University Libraries (St. Louis, Missouri) as a new member. The 14th member of the BHL consortium, Washington University Libraries will help identify and digitize historical science literature from its collections and add these to the BHL’s online holdings, where all materials may be accessed free by the public.

Smithsonian Indoor and Outdoor Exhibits Showcase Extinct Birds

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 12:00am

The Smithsonian Libraries and Smithsonian Gardens will present “The Lost Bird Project,” an exhibit by artist Todd McGrain, March 27 through March 15, 2015. This project recognizes the tragedy of modern extinction by immortalizing North American birds that have been driven to extinction. It will feature large-scale bronze sculptures of the Carolina parakeet, the Labrador duck, the great auk, the heath hen and the passenger pigeon.

Smithsonian Libraries Research Opportunities 2015

Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 12:00am

The Smithsonian Libraries will award grants to Baird Society, Dibner Library and Penick Resident Scholars in the 2015 calendar year. These competitive grants are offered to historians, librarians and bibliographers, as well as predoctoral and postdoctoral students, with an approved research project.

Smithsonian Libraries Announces 2014 Professional Development Internships

Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 12:00am

The Smithsonian Libraries will offer new, paid internships for the Professional Development Program in the summer of 2014. These internships are open to graduate students interested in working in research and museum libraries. The Libraries will award up to three paid summer internships this academic year.

Smithsonian Libraries Releases Courses on iTunes U

Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 6:46pm

The Smithsonian Libraries today launched three courses of selected content on iTunes U that focus on topics in early aviation and space history. This release increases exposure of Libraries material and is an innovative way to reach new audiences.