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A review of my summer in Yellowstone National Park as an intern at the Yellowstone Research Library.

A review of my summer in Yellowstone National Park as an intern at the Yellowstone Research Library.

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  • 1. My summer at Yellowstone National Park
    Stefanie Caloia
  • 2. “…for the benefit and enjoyment of the people”
    First national park, est. 1872
    2,000,000 acres in WY, ID, MT
    Run by the army, 1886-1917
    Contains half of the world’s thermal features, including geysers, fumaroles, mud pots, hot springs
    Excellent wildlife viewing opportunities: bison, elk, wolves, grizzly & black bears
    More YNP information: http://www.nps.gov/yell/historyculture/
    Image source: http://www.nps.gov/features/yell/slidefile/history/brochuresguides/Page.htm
  • 3. The Yellowstone Research LibraryHeritage & Research Center (HRC)Gardiner, MT
  • 4. The Heritage & Research Center
    • Not a common facility for a national park
    • 5. Opened in 2005
    • 6. Labs – archeology and geology
    • 7. Herbarium
    • 8. Offices
    • 9. Museum Storage
    • 10. Library
    • 11. Archives
  • Yellowstone Research Library (YRL)
  • 12. Yellowstone Research Library
    10,000+ books
    3,000 rare books
    11,000+ vertical file materials, or 85 linear ft (I measured!)
    10,000 maps
    Part of WYLD consortium
  • 13. Reading Room
    Shared by library and archives patrons
    First table reserved for archives and rare books
    Vertical file cabinets
    Computer terminals for catalog access
    Media rooms
  • 14. What does YRL collect?
    Everything to do with Yellowstone!
    Materials on:
    Plants
    Animals
    Geology
    Thermal Features
    History
    Art
    Fiction
    Including books, periodicals, DVDs, VHS, CDs, Theses and Dissertations
    Image source: http://www.amazon.com/Bachelor-Father-Heart-West/dp/0373825870/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1284051053&sr=8-2
  • 15. What’s in the archives?
    Park administration records
    Concessionaires records
    Personal papers and manuscripts
    NARA affiliated, permanent collection kept on-site.
  • 16. YRL Patrons
    Open to the public
    Park Employees and Yellowstone Association Members can check out materials
    Independent researchers, genealogists, and curious park visitors
  • 17. Employees
    Curator & Registrar
    2 Librarians (funded by YA)
    Archivist & Archives Technician
    Historian
    Museum, Library, and Archives interns
    Volunteers
    Bob
  • 18. What does a library intern do at YRL?
    Reference desk
    Cataloging, cataloging, cataloging
    Preservation of rare books
    Bookmobile
    Tours
  • 19. Life in Yellowstone
  • 20. Life in Yellowstone
    Snow is typical 10 months out of the year…
  • 21. Life in Yellowstone
    Not your average traffic jams…
  • 22. Life in Yellowstone
    Always check for wildlife before going outside…
  • 23. Life in Yellowstone
    Plenty to see in your free time….
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  • 27. More pictures at www.yellowstonesummer.wordpress.com
    More YNP information at www.nps.gov/yell/