Press Releases


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.

Digital Collections Report Features Biodiversity Heritage Library

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 12:00am

The Biodiversity Heritage Library is profiled in Searching for Sustainability: Strategies from Eight Digitized Special Collections, a major study funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services and conducted by Ithaka S+R in partnership with the Association of Research Libraries. 

Smithsonian Libraries Hosts Dane Kennedy

Monday, August 19, 2013 - 12:00am

Dane Kennedy, author of The Last Blank Spaces, will discuss and sign his book on Monday, Sept. 9, at noon in the Mumford Room, sixth floor, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E. This Books & Beyond event, sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, is co-sponsored with the Smithsonian Libraries. It is free and open to the public; no tickets are required.

Smithsonian Libraries Director Awarded Honorary Doctoral Degree

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 12:00am

Nancy E. Gwinn, Director of the Smithsonian Libraries, received an honorary doctoral degree from University of Wyoming on May 11. It is the university’s highest award, and is given annually to individuals recognized internationally as leaders in their professions.

Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries Awards Biodiversity Heritage Library

Friday, May 24, 2013 - 12:00am

The Biodiversity Heritage Library received the Charles Robert Long Award of Extraordinary Merit from the Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries (CBHL) on May 9. It is the highest honor bestowed by CBHL and was founded to honor outstanding contribution and meritorious service to the CBHL or in the field of botanical and horticultural libraries or literature.