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Browse our Instagram!Wrapping up our 42nd (and final!) class of the semester, and mostly I am excited to have a break from rearranging these chairs #libraryinstruction #modularclassroom #somanychairsSpotted by one of our catalogers: ownership inscription of Lemuel Haynes in Dialogorum sacrorum libri quatour (02-40712 General) . Lemuel Haynes was a veteran of the American Revolution and the first black man to be ordained in the United States. Haynes, a Congregational minister, was ordained in 1785. #provenance #ownershipmarks #LemeulHaynes #congregationalchurch #blackhistoryeverybody sing 🎤: karma, karma, karma, karma, karma chameleon.... Athanasius Kircher’s plates never let us down. De Chromatismo Chamaeleontis, from Ars Magna Lucis et Umbrae (Rome: sumptibus Hermanni Scheus; ex typographia Ludouici Grignani, 1646), which we pulled for some history of science sessions this morning #ApologiesToCultureClub #TastyFlyTreat #WhyBirdFeet #ChameleonsOfInstagram #AthanasiusKircher #LibraryInstruction #LibrariesOfInstagramNew in our instructional toolkit: clipboards! Making it easier for students to take notes as they “speed date” a series of Japanese art prints in today’s Art & Architecture in East Asia class. They’ll be comparing what it is like to see digitized prints and the same prints in person. (Swipe to see some those prints yourself!) #libraryinstruction #alltheofficesupplies #activelearningclassroom
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