SCALA Independence, MO Library Tour – Summer 2017

SCALA took five students to Independence, Missouri on July 22nd, 2017.  The tour included the Mid-Continent Public Library, Midwest Genealogy Center, and the Harry S. Truman Library & Museum. Tour Reflection by Andrew Schafer       Our first stop was the North Independence branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library. Housing the largest print reference collection … Continue reading SCALA Independence, MO Library Tour – Summer 2017

Summer ’17 Library Tours

We hope you'll join us for some fun in the sun on one of our Summer Library Tours!  This semester we're heading to... Independence, MO: Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 22nd!  We'll be visiting the Mid-Continent Public Library, Midwest Genealogy Center, and the Harry S. Truman Library & Museum.  See full details and sign up … Continue reading Summer ’17 Library Tours

A Prairie Tour in KS

On April 7, members from SCALA, the Student Chapter of the Society of American Archivists (SCSAA), and the Society of Public Historians from ESU met for a tour of the Lyon County History Center (LCHC) in their new downtown location. Curator Lisa Soller directed the tour and explained some of the elements of their move … Continue reading A Prairie Tour in KS

CO Denver Library Tour Day (Spring 2017)

SCALA's Spring 2017 Tour in Colorado saw 8 SLIM students battle snowy morning weather to take on the libraries of Denver! Our day began by touring the Denver Women's Correctional Facility (DWCF) and library.  Stacy McKenzie and Bailey Wallace led us through the day of a prison librarian (spoiler alert: there is no average day!) … Continue reading CO Denver Library Tour Day (Spring 2017)

KS Lawrence Library Tour (Spring 2017)

SCALA’s 2017 Kansas spring semester library tour took six students to Lawrence, KS on April 14th to explore three library settings. Our first location was the Kenneth Spencer Research Library at The University of Kansas.  The collections at the Spencer Research Library include ancient and medieval manuscripts; one of the largest collections of Irish literature outside … Continue reading KS Lawrence Library Tour (Spring 2017)