ESS Newsletter 2021

ESS Newsletter 2021

Vol. 1

Editors: Masha Stepanova, Megan Bennett
European Studies Section
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association

Notes from the Chair, by Thomas Keenan

Thomas Keenan

Dear ESS Members,

It’s been a year, obviously. The last time we were able to meet in person was the Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia in late January 2020. At that time it had recently been decided that that would be the last in-person Midwinter meeting of ESS, but we had no idea it would be more than two full years before the Section could hold in-person meetings again.

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News

image of Russian soldiers related to Hoover Library acquisition of Memoir of General M.D. Getmanov
Acquisition: Hoover Acquires the Memoir of General M.D. Getmanov
Anatol Shmelev, Robert Conquest Curator for Russia and Eurasia, Hoover Library & Archives
image of Russian cartoon (forest scene featuring rabbit, porcupine and fox) related to Hoover Library acquisition of Vadim Krassovsky Papers
Acquisition: Hoover Acquires Vadim Krassovsky Papers
Anatol Shmelev, Robert Conquest Curator for Russia and Eurasia, Hoover Library & Archives
image from Conference report The New Shape of Sharing January 11 – April 19, 2021
Conference Report: The New Shape of Sharing
Kathleen Smith, Claude Potts, Sarah Sussman

Feature Articles

image of Library at Wolfenbuttel

History and Holdings of the Library at Wolfenbüttel
by Richard Hacken (written in 1988)

map of Republic of Northern Macedonia

Open Access in North Macedonia
by Liladhar R. Pendse

Humor

Euroasian Bibliographic Bear

The Eurasian Bibliographic Bear: A Silly, Misleading, Absurdist Artifice by Richard Hacken
Available In PDF / or in PDQ.

screenshot of new ESS website in celebration of its launch

A Celebratory Sonnet:
The ESS wordprESS exprESS
(on the occasion of the ESS website launch)

image of four painted wooden Easter eggs

For Hidden Easter Eggs:
– search ESS website for “Hypo Kondria”
– search ESS website for “Bibli-Specialographer”
– search ESS website for “Gentille omelette”