UA-8412995-1 The Southport Globe: PEQUOT LIBRARY ANNUAL MEETING AND GUEST SPEAKER FROM YALE UNIVERSITY’S BEINECKE LIBRARY OCT.26th

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

PEQUOT LIBRARY ANNUAL MEETING AND GUEST SPEAKER FROM YALE UNIVERSITY’S BEINECKE LIBRARY OCT.26th

Southport, CT – The public is invited to Pequot Library’s Annual Meeting on Sunday, October 26, 2014, at 4:00pm. Come meet the proposed new board members and review the minutes from the 2013 Annual Meeting. All are welcome, only Pequot Library Association members can vote.

Plan to stay for the Guest Speaker, Timothy Young, who will speak about “Why Rare Books are Important Today in our Digital World" at 4:40pm. Today's information technologies have been justly celebrated as democratizing information production and access. Come and consider with us: If research, teaching, and learning are so heavily dependent on digital resources, then "Why are rare books important?"

Timothy Young has worked with the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library of Yale University for 22 years; the last 12 in the curatorial unit, where he now holds the title of Curator of Modern Books and Manuscripts. While focusing on literary and intellectual avant garde movements of the past two centuries, he also oversees specialized components of the library’s collections. These include: social movements, economic history, the history of playing cards, and the Betsy Beinecke Shirley Collection of American Children's Literature.

In his role as curator, he builds collections, works with researchers, plans public events (including readings and musical performances), educates students about research resources, and oversees the Beinecke’s publications programs with Yale University Press. He has organized a number of exhibitions at the Beinecke Library ranging from authors’ lives to thematic shows. His guide for children for his exhibition on J.M. Barrie was given a 2006 Leab Exhibition Award by the Association of College and Research Libraries.

He is the author of My Heart in Company: The Work of J. M. Barrie and the Birth of Peter Pan (2005), Drawn to Enchant: Original Children’s Book Art in the Betsy Beinecke Shirley Collection and is a co-editor of the recently published The Great Mirror of Folly: Finance, Culture, and the Crash of 1720, which the Wall Street Journal deemed “. . . one of the most important investing books of the past year.” He also contributes regularly to The Yale Review, writing on music and books.


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