Baasil Wilder


I have been working at the Smithsonian since 2010. I have worked at the National Museum of the American Indian library, the National Air and Space Museum library, the National Museum of African Art library, the National Museum of American History library, the Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology, and the Anacostia Community Museum library. I currently work at the National Postal Museum library.                                                              

Interests: working, being productive, actually helping people



Cho, Eden, Popson, Colleen, and Wilder, Baasil. 2023. "Head Back to School With the Smithsonian." Smithsonian Magazine, Aug 7, 2023, Smithsonian Voices, Washington, DC.

Wilder, Baasil. 2023. "Explore, Discover, Learn: Back to School with the Smithsonian." USA Today, Aug 6, 2023, 2. Arlington, Virginia.

Wilder, Baasil. 2023. SILS Alumni Inclusion and Diversity Committee [presentation]. SILS Alumni Inclusion and Diversity Committee, April 18, 2023. My experience working at the Smithsonian, advice for SILS students who want to move toward gov or quasi-gov libraries, and ideas about how we can recruit underrepresented college students to get masters degrees in ILS and make careers in libraries. Virtual: University of North Carolina.

Wilder, Baasil and Tiffney, Scott. 2023. "Library News: National Postal Museum." Philatelic Literature Review, 72, (1) 8.

Wilder, Baasil. 2022. "Philately." In Magazines for Libraries. 31st edition ed. Laguardia, Cheryl, editor. Ann Arbor, Michigan: ProQuest LLC.